EXCESSIVE FORCE: Protesters Storm Albuquerque Police HQ Over VIDEO of APD Killing Homeless Man

Published on March 31, 2014

Above is the video of police killing James Boyd

What started as a peaceful protest against the Albuquerque Police Department quickly turned violent by nightfall with officers in riot gear breaking out the tear gas.

At least 500 people gathered on the steps of the Albuquerque Police department on Sunday to condemn the recent police killing of 38-year-old James Boyd. Earlier this week hacktivist group Anonymous posted a video online calling for locals to occupy police headquarters and take a stand against Boyd’s ‘cold blooded’ murder.

‘Let them know that your city is not a place for war games against the homeless and the less fortunate,’ the group said in the video.

While there were no reports of injuries or arrests in the early hours of the protest, things took a turn as night fell with police using tear gas on the group and making arrests.

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