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🧵I know it isnt enough to tweet but in honor of the Black men & boys killed by police in recent years. Let's reflect & say some of their names. Numbers have always been high. They deserve justice. Thread on female victims to come soon.
#SayHisName #BlackLivesMatter #sayhername
I almost quit this project bc seeing the faces of these men, reading the stories of their lives and families and realizing how unjust and cruel this world is was weighing on me. But I think we need this catalogue. It’s not comprehensive, and I know I have missed
many names and faces but I’m hoping this small catalogue can serve as a reminder of how systemic racism works. Also not every case makes the news.
I also found so many cases in Canada, Australian, the UK &beyond. Police brutality is a world wide cancer, &this does not even touch
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Watch Whiteness Work (WWW)

In Minnesota, where cops murdered #PhilandoCastile, #GeorgeFloyd, and #DaunteWright, none of whom were a threat to them...
...(though, their Black skin marked them as threats to whiteness), they "somehow" spared the life of #LukeAlvinOeltjenbruns, who assaulted a store clerk with a log after the clerk asked him to please wear a mask.
Additionally, Good Ol' Luke attacked the police officers who were called to the scene. He trapped one officer's arm in the window of his vehicle, sped off, with the officer still stuck to the vehicle, at 40 miles per hour.
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Jury Questionnaire for Chauvin Trial Raises Concern About Racial Bias in Jury Selection Process - unicornriot.ninja/2021/black-liv…
The jury questionnaire for the #DerekChauvinTrial is a total of 69 questions. Two of them have provided a center basis for the questioning: “How favorable or unfavorable are you about #BlackLivesMatter” and “How favorable or unfavorable are you about #BlueLivesMatter.” Image
The jury questionnaire serves as somewhat of a prerequisite for the attorneys to determine if people would be able to serve as impartial jurors, but the way the attorneys expound upon these questions during voir dire examination has many raising an eyebrow at the system. Image
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Isak Aden, One Year Later: A Life Stolen by Police

Family files $20M lawsuit on 1-yr anniversary.

Ofcr Moseng, who was speaking on phone with Aden as he was fatally shot by police, pushed 2 #JusticeForIsak protesters during the 1-yr event.

Full Story: unicornriot.ninja/2020/isak-aden…
Isak Aden was a 23 y/o college student, entrepreneur, & father figure to his younger siblings when he was killed by police in Eagan, MN, on July 2, 2019.

He had immigrated to the US w/ his grandma after both his parents died in the Somali civil war.

>unicornriot.ninja/2020/isak-aden…< Image
Responding to a disputed domestic disturbance call, nearly 100 officers from a slew of south suburban police depts – including the South Metro SWAT unit, 4 snipers, three K-9 units, an MRAP, & 2 Bearcats – quickly surrounded #IsakAden in a parking lot off HWY 13 in Eagan. Image
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NEW: The nation’s top federal prosecutors have become more white under President Donald Trump than under his three predecessors, the @AP found in an analysis of demographic data that goes back to the Clinton admin. (from @JZBleiberg, @JimMustian and me) bit.ly/34wI6w2
Our findings reveal a persistent lack of diversity in the ranks of U.S. attorneys has reached a nadir in the Trump administration. White men lead 79 of the 93 U.S. attorney’s offices in a country where they make up less than a third of the population. bit.ly/34wI6w2
Nine current U.S. attorneys are women. Just two are Black, and two are Latinx. A few are Asian. That means Trump has left white men overwhelmingly in charge at a time of national demonstrations over racial inequality and the fairness of the criminal justice system.
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Criminal charges in U.S. police killings are rare. 110 nonfederal police officers have been charged with murder or manslaughter for shooting someone on duty since 2005, reports @washingtonpost.

Police have shot and killed at least 5,400 people since 2015.

A thread:👇 ImageImageImageImage
#BreonnaTaylor, a 26-year-old Black woman fatally shot by Louisville police during a "no-knock" raid at her home while she slept.

Criminal charges: 1 officer charged with wanton endangerment for shooting neighbor's apartment. Two officers not charged.

Settlement: $12 million ImageImage
#MichaelBrown, a Black teen killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014.

Criminal charges: None

Settlement: $1.5 million Image
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Getting into a car is not a capital crime.

The police cannot continue to act as judge, jury, and executioner.

#BlackLivesMatter

#JacobBlake
Passing a counterfeit bill is not a capital crime.

The police cannot continue to act as judge, jury, and executioner.

#BlackLivesMatter

#GeorgeFloyd
Sleeping in your home is not a capital crime.

The police cannot continue to act as judge, jury, and executioner.

#BlackLivesMatter

#BreonnaTaylor
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Four years ago today, I was with my family on vacation when news reached us that a Black man in St. Paul had been killed by police. We quickly learned his name was Philando Castile, a man we knew as Mr. Phil, a beloved staff member at my son's school.
I have only one clear memory of an interaction with Mr. Phil before this death, and that was at some all-school gathering where he handed me a cookie and asked me to try it. I think he said it was a new recipe they were working on for the cafeteria.
After his death, we quickly came to know exactly how precious he was to so many kids and families at our school. His absence remains heartbreaking.

#PhilandoCastile
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#OTD: July 6, 2016 a police officer shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop. Castile told the officer he had a registered gun in the car. His girlfriend and her young daughter were with him. The officer was never convicted.
#PhilandoCastile Image
Castile’s murder hit me hard. What could be threatening about a man with his partner and a child in the car? Yet an officer still killed him. I remember thinking, “If Philando Castile was a threat, then black people are never safe.”
#PhilandoCastile
thewitnessbcc.com/philando-casti…
It’s hard to move past the grief of Castile’s death. Black people feel the pain and loss of black life as if it were our very own blood that had been brutalized—because it easily could have been.
#PhilandoCastile
theatlantic.com/family/archive…
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We (@EmedinaEduardo @RheaBoydMD) wrote this piece published today in @NEJM. We lay our souls bare. We share our pain and we call for action from our health care system. I am deeply proud of our words. What is most important is that we DO something. nejm.org/doi/full/10.10…
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We(with @katybkoz)called for axe in 2016 after #PhilandoCastile was killed by a police officer. We asked u 2:Learn & accept America's racist roots;Understand how racism has shaped the disparities narrative;Define & name racism;Recognize racism, not race; Center the margins 2/5
Here we are 4 years later demanding much of the same. The choice before the health care system now is to show, not tell, that #BlackLivesMatter.
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Statement from the student club Inclusive Earth (no twitter atm). If you find these graphics useful, feel free to share.

BLACK LIVES MATTER
This is not “political”.
This is a human rights issue
and a public health crisis.
This is personal.
1/20
Police brutality towards marginalized groups,
especially resulting in the murders of countless Black people for centuries, is awful and also a symptom
of the larger problems of structural racism and oppression. 2/20
Yes, EDUCATE yourselves on issues of diversity/equity/justice/inclusivity (DEJI) and especially anti-Black racism. Do better going forward. We all are.
But also know that EDUCATION IS NOT ENOUGH. 3/20
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I'm tellin' you man, black folks, black Muslims, Arabs, Desis, Mexicans, etc., are out in the streets dancing to a tune so loud, they don't even know what key it's in. Because of this, many are unwilling and unable to acknowledge the main reason why
the death of #GeorgeFloyd has gone global, has gone viral, is because Chuck authorized it to go viral. The liberal wing of Chuck has authorized outrage over the death of a black man even though we've been dying at the hands of white cops and black hoodlums for decades!
The question I have is why did not white liberals authorize riots and protests when they killed #CliffordGlover, #ClaudeReese, #RandyEvans, #YvonneSmallwood, #AmadouDiallo, #SeanBell, #OscarGrant, #TrayvonMartin, #JordanDavis, #JonathanFerrell, #AiyanaJones,
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THREAD on #BLM

Tho I'm Latina, I know I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:

I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)

I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)

I can relax in my own home (#BothemSean & #AtatianaJefferson)
I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride)

I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)

I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards)

I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)

I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)

I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)

I can play like a child (#TamirRice)

I can go to church (#Charleston9)

I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)

I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)

I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
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When #PhilandoCastile was #MurderedbyPolice it galvanized the Twin Cities community to seek justice. Here is Castile's Uncle On Community-Police Relations. npr.org/2020/05/30/866…
#PhilandoCastile’s murder was personal to me. He and I went to the same High School, and we continue to honor his memory. His charity still raises money for children to who have school lunch debt, because Philando provided for those same children before he was #MurderedByPolice. ImageImage
#PhilandoCastile’s killer was not convicted of his murder. Irrespective of the circumstances, few of the perpetrators of police murder are even charged with a crime. Those #MurderedByPolice rarely see any justice.
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Racial injustice has been sustained by narratives of fear & anger, argues #BryanStevenson. "To fight against those narratives we need other narratives." Educate yourself on injustice & the systematic criminalization of blackness through these Peabody winning & nominated programs.
@Ava DuVernay's primer on the criminalization of African Americans, "@13thfilm," traces the story from racial slavery to convict leasing systems, from #JimCrow terror to mass incarceration as a way to exercise social control of black populations.

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The "74 Seconds" podcast series from @MPRnews details how police pulled over #PhilandoCastile for a broken taillight and 74 seconds later he was dead from seven shots into Castile's car.

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An experience from a couple years ago has never been far from my mind throughout all this. When I was on the PTO of my children’s school, we organized a fun-run as a fundraiser. We invited community members to show up—the mayor, the fire dept. and the police, etc. And they did.
The mayor ran laps with the kids, the fire department brough a truck, and the police...well, first a K9 unit showed up but that wasn’t all. We also got a huge armored vehicle driven by officers dressed in what I’d characterize as military gear—body armor, etc.
Suffice it to say the presentation was not friendly neighborhod police officer. Very different from the K9. The officers were friendly, and their gear was, of course, popular with the kids in exactly the same way an F15 landing in the school’s garden would have been popular.
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You want to know why Black people are angry...
We can’t be handcuffed and put in the police car unless we are dead (#GeorgeFloyd)
We can’t go bird watching in Central Park (#ChristianCooper)
We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson).
We can't ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
We can't have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
We can't leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
We can't play loud music (#JordanDavis)
We can’t sell CD's (#AltonSterling).
We can’t sleep (#AiyanaJones)
We can’t walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
We can’t play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
We can’t go to church (#Charleston9).
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I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without pausing, & without thinking twice:
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean & #AtatianaJefferson)

#BlackLivesMatter
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)
I can go to church (#Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)

#BlackLivesMatter
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
I can get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland)
I can lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile)
I can break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones)
I can shop at Walmart (#JohnCrawford)

#BlackLivesMatter
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I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:
I can go birding #ChristianCooper
I can go jogging #AmaudArbery
I can relax in the comfort of my own home #BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson

#BlackLivesMatter
I can ask for help after being in a car crash #JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride
I can have a cellphone #StephonClark
I can leave a party to get to safety #JordanEdwards
I can play loud music #JordanDavis
I can sell CDs #AltonSterling
I can sleep #AiyanaJones
I can walk from the corner store #MikeBrown
I can play cops and robbers #TamirRice
I can go to church #Charleston9
I can walk home with Skittles #TrayvonMartin
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party #SeanBell
I can party on New Years #OscarGrant
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I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice about it...
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper).
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
I can relax in the comfort of my apartment (#BothemJean and #AtatianaJefferson).
I can ask for help
after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis).
I can sell CD's (#AltonSterling).
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the
corner store (#MikeBrown).
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
I can go to church (#Charleston9).
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell).
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant).
I can get a
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#whiteprivilege just seen on @Facebook
I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean, #AtatianaJefferson)
I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride)
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards)
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)
I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can
walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)
I can go to church (#Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
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Oh yeah, there’s this:

I have privilege as a White person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice about it...
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemJean and #AtatianaJefferson).
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I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis).
I can sell CD's (#AltonSterling).
2/
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
I can go to church (#Charleston9).
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell).
3/
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