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Internet Council: Police and Santana Initiative

internet council: The recording of the deaths of several black men at the hands of police, including Walter Scott, Philando Castile and Eric Garner, has made police relations with minority communities a national topic, said Kim Keenan, the MMTC president, according to Metro News. Video becomes a tool to help prosecute wrongdoing, or even clear police officers when they are in the right, she said. The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council and other groups officially announced the Santana Initiative on Thursday, which will train citizens on their rights to record police interactions with the public. So we have to have a way to record this, so the truth comes out, Keenan said. Former police officer Michael Slager said he started shooting after Scott attempted to grab his Taser. The program, which is being supported by groups like the NAACP, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the National Newspaper Publishers Association, U.S. Black Chambers of Commerce and the National Congress of Black Women, is named after Fieden Santana, who in 2015 recorded the fatal police shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina. ( As reported in the news.