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…till killer cops are in cell blocks April 25, 2015

Posted by Erin Ptah in News Roundup.
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People killed by police, 2015. 373 and counting.

“African-American men have long been more likely to be locked up and more likely to die young. […] Perhaps the starkest description of the situation is this: More than one out of every six black men who today should be between 25 and 54 years old have disappeared from daily life.”

“One way of appreciating that stark disparity, ProPublica’s analysis shows, is to calculate how many more whites over those three years would have had to have been killed for them to have been at equal risk. The number is jarring – 185, more than one per week.” (Follow-up responses.)

Ervin Edwards was tasered to death in a jail cell back on November 26, 2013. It’s back in the news because now there’s video. I can’t pick an article to link to because all of them seem to be illustrated with screenshots of the man’s dead body. For heaven’s sake, news, have some respect for the dead.

“The interesting part that really gets to me is, where you guys edited it and stopped — like, how could that be a mistake?

your medical license please?

Alabama Man Shot, Killed by Police While Turning in Stray Cat.” Sometimes I end a post like this with an on-point satirical headline from The Onion. This is not one of those times.



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