PITTSBURGH - Some people across the country are taking a stand against what they consider excessive force by police.
It stems from the violence that erupted in Ferguson, Mo. after a police officer shot an unarmed teenager.
In Pittsburgh, demonstrators rallied at the city-county building downtown.
"There is a serious disconnect in the community as far as how children are viewed and how there's a lack of empathy and we don't see innocence in black children," said Melanie Williams.
"Our black lives, our black men being murdered deserve the same amount of attention as everyone else,” said Connie Wilson-Prewitt.
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