March 26, 2023

Colin Kaepernick To Examine History Of Corruption & Unjustified Murders At The Hands Of Bakersfield Police [Video]

Colin Kaepernick is as soon as once more shaking the desk within the title of social justice with a brand new documentary shining a highlight on the corruption all through a California police division.

The three-part docu-series, titled “Killing County,” concentrates on the Bakersfield Police Division and its historical past of violence in opposition to Black and brown folks. One well-known case that the NFL-pro turned activist focuses closely on is the case of Jorge Ramirez Jr. The unarmed man was murdered by Bakersfield cops in September 2013 outdoors a 4 Factors Sheraton resort whereas working as an undercover informant. Ramirez was serving to the officers catch a harmful suspect in alternate for leniency in his personal felony circumstances. Whereas the division initially denied making Ramirez an informant, it was found that they did so off the report and with out correct safety and documentation. No officers have been ever charged along with his homicide, regardless of it being decided that they jeopardized his life and in the end killed him. The division would ultimately settle with the household for $400,000.

Kaepernick labored intently with the Ramirez household to supply the sequence as they proceed their quest for justice. Along with the Ramirez case, the sequence investigates the deep-rooted mistrust between the Bakersfield Police and the neighborhood that has been brewing for years. Produced by ABC Information Studios and Hulu, the doc additionally discusses the inner breakdown throughout the drive from a former officer who admitted to promoting medication confiscated throughout arrests.

In a trailer for the explosive Hulu authentic, Kaepernick calls it “one of the most powerful projects” that he’s ever labored on.

All three episodes will debut on Friday, February third, solely on Hulu.