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The Resource Enough is enough!, produced and directed by Billy Jackson, (electronic resource)

Enough is enough!, produced and directed by Billy Jackson, (electronic resource)

Label
Enough is enough!
Title
Enough is enough!
Statement of responsibility
produced and directed by Billy Jackson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This film, ten years in the making, investigates the death of Jonny Gammage at the hands of Brentwood (Pittsburgh) police officers. It develops into an impassioned plea for ending police brutality. On October 12,1995 Jonny Gammage, a 31-year-old African-American businessman and philanthropist, was pulled over by five white police officers for no apparent reason. During the ensuing struggle, to which the only witnesses were the police themselves and two civilians. Gammage was asphyxiated. There was shock and revulsion in the community, and thousands, both black and white, took to the streets to protest. Gammage was a cousin of Ray Seals, a Pittsburgh Steeler, so news of his death spread nationwide and he became an icon of victims of police brutality. Yet despite the marches and rallies in Gammage's behalf, and three criminal trials, the police were never punished. The officers provided the only non-discredited testimony in court proceedings. Two trials ended in mistrials with the police claiming they were following training guidelines for "use-of-force" against individuals resisting arrest. The officer most implicated in the death was exonerated and later even promoted. Eventually a civil jury awarded the family $1.5 million for the wrongful death. The tragedy of Gammage's killing galvanized voters in Pittsburgh to pass a ballot referendum to establish a long overdue citizen police review board and the U.S. Justice Department to place police under the scrutiny of a federal consent decree. Unfortunately such efforts in cities around the country to hold police accountable are often blocked by political interests. And, as the film points out, Gammage is just one of a long line of victims that continues to grow longer to this day. Enough is ENOUGH! examines the criminal justice system and the procedural relationships among the law enforcement officers, the Coroner s office, the District Attorneys, and the courts. Interwoven with the story line are interviews with prominent lawyers, politicians and activists such as Prof. Charles Ogletree of Harvard, Louis Farrakhan, Johnnie Cochran, Al Sharpton and many others
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Billy
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
Runtime
55
Series statement
Criminal justice and public safety in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Police brutality
  • Race relations
Target audience
general
Label
Enough is enough!, produced and directed by Billy Jackson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LAWV;1641276
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641276/lawv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (55 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211519
  • (OCoLC)794307413
Video recording format
other
Label
Enough is enough!, produced and directed by Billy Jackson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LAWV;1641276
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641276/lawv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (55 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a211519
  • (OCoLC)794307413
Video recording format
other

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