The beating of our leaders is now common behavior

The beating of our leaders is now common behavior

13-year old Devin Brown was shot over 10 times by a LAPD officer

13-year old Devin Brown was shot over 10 times by a LAPD officer

Appearing battered with a swollen face, the western regional director of the Nation of Islam, Tony Muhammad stood Friday with community activists, who accused Los Angeles police of beating the leader without provocation during a street vigil for a Hyde Park slaying victim Thursday night.

The incident prompted a day of press conferences and demonstrations, with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa speaking on live television promising a full investigation and urging the community to stay united.

"The attack was unprovoked. He was wrestled to the ground, pepper-sprayed in his face, and once he was on the ground he was kicked brutally and punched in the mouth," said Bakewell, a longtime activist and founder of the Brotherhood Crusade.

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We meet at Bethel A.M.E. church, 7900 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles, California.