Iz (@izsinistra) is a US Marine Corps veteran that was shot multiple times (rubber bullets/pepper bullets) by the LAPD on his first day protesting.
After enduring tear gas and several shots, while kneeling with his hands up, Iz had to be dragged from the street by a fellow protester after being shot in the head by a rubber bullet.
After the shot, he suffered temporary vision loss, hearing loss, memory loss, vertigo, and problems with cognition.
His injuries have dramatically effected his quality of life and he may possibly suffer from some of his symptoms permanently.
Bradley (@brad_southafrican_american) is a South African native and former spy for Nelson Mandela. He told us about the events leading up to him being brutalized by the LAPD during a Memorial March for George Floyd.
Bradley’s experience on the front lines against South African apartheid made him no stranger to freedom fighting. So, marching for justice on behalf of George Floyd was only natural to him.
On May 31st, Bradley was struck on his chest with a baton, then shot in his groin from point-blank range by “less lethal” munitions. This injury would lead to him losing 40% of his left testicle.
The video above is an excerpt from our interview and his thoughts on the similarities between South African apartheid and what transpired over the summer of 2020 in America.