This week’s hot spot: A couple of dozen people in a park in New Jersey, who were visiting from New York.
They were drinking coffee and chatting in the park.
A friend’s son is about to graduate from college, and they are trying to make the most of the time they have.
Then they see the man on the street.
“He’s got a bunch of guns,” the friend says.
They run toward him.
But before they can approach, the man shoots them.
It’s one of the many incidents of police brutality that have shaken the nation in recent years, as demonstrations and violent protests erupted around the country over police killings of black men and women.
“We’ve got to do better,” says New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has vowed to bring police reform to the state.
“These are good, good, decent people who are struggling to live.”
A New Jersey cop was killed last week, and more than a dozen people were injured.
A video posted on social media shows the cop being hit and shot several times.
The man is heard telling officers that he’s carrying a gun.
One officer tells the man that he is a “savage killer.”
Christie has called for a new investigation into the officer’s shooting, but the New Jersey state attorney general has said that the officer will not be prosecuted.
A week later, the New York Police Department announced that it was investigating another officer for allegedly shooting a man, and an independent commission has recommended that all officers be required to wear body cameras.
A federal judge in New York has also ordered the city to hold an independent investigation into police killings.
In the meantime, the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI have launched probes into whether the officers who shot the man are justified in using deadly force.