July 1, 2022

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Daughter of Daniel Prude says death was caused by ‘police brutality and racism’

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The daughter of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died of asphyxiation in March after police put a ‘spit hood’ on his head and held his face into the ground, said his death was caused by racism in the police force.

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‘A racist police officer saw a black man in need and decided that he just didn’t deserve to live,’ Tashyra Prude, an 18-year-old college student in Tennessee, said. Daniel Prude died on 30 March after he was taken off life support, seven days after the encounter in Rochester.

Daniel Prude: New York police used ‘spit hood’ on Black man who died of asphyxiation ► https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/02/new-york-police-spit-hood-black-man-died-asphyxiation

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