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I need to drive my son to daycare tomorrow. To ensure we arrive alive, we won't take public transit (#OscarGrant). I removed all air fresheners from the vehicle and double-checked my registration status (#DaunteWright), and ensured my license plates were visible (#CaronNazario).
I will be careful to follow all traffic rules (#PhilandoCastille), signal every turn (#SandraBland), keep the radio volume low (#JordanDavis), and won't stop at a fast food chain for a meal (#RayshardBrooks).
I'm too afraid to pray (#RevClementaCPickney) so I just hope the car won't break down (#CoreyJones).
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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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The kind of behavior we are seeing across America from police during the #BreonnaTaylor #GeorgeFloyd #AhmaudArbery protests is the kind of #everyday behavior that most black people, regardless of class and education, experience from police everyday. Now suddenly people believe us
While faculty @hiramcollege I got home to my house across the street from campus last one night. A police car followed me behind my house and parked between my car and my back door. The officer got out, without saying anything and started flashing light light into my car
"Is there a problem officer?"
"Do you live here?"
Mind you, one hand was holding a flashlight on me the other was on his gun holster while asking this.
"Yes this is my house. Why are you asking?"
He didn't answer and continued scanning my car. In my back yard of my own house
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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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Say every one of their names—Then #SayTheirNames again.

It matters.

Beloved children, spouses, mothers, fathers, friends, co-workers, neighbors.

Denial of racism IS racism
Silence IS compliance
#BlackLivesMatter
#GeorgeFloyd

#BlackOutTuesday, no commentary needed—A Thread
#GEORGEFLOYD, 46 —911 call from a grocery worker claiming an attempted forgery.

Responding LEO w/17 previous infractions held him down for 9 minutes by the neck as 2 LEOs assisted & 1 did nothing.

His life drained out of him as he said #ICantBreathe

4 Officers fired—1 charged.
#AHMAUDARBERY, 25—Jogging, hunted down & shot by 2 men while a 3rd videotaped the murder. They claimed they suspected him of a burglary. Homeowner of house being built states nothing was taken.

2 men charged with murder & aggravated assault. Videotaper claims bystander—Pending.
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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 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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1) 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 (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson).
2)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)
3) 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).
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#BEingBlack in AmeriKKKa

We can’t go jogging:
#AmaudArbery

We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes:
#BothamJean and #AtatianaJefferson

We can't ask for help after being in a car crash #JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride

1/7
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 walk home from the store:
#TrayvonMartin

#BeingBlack

2/7
We can’t sell CD's:
#AltonSterling

We can’t sleep:
#AiyanaJones

We can’t walk down the street:
#MikeBrown

Our children can’t play with toys: #TamirRice

We can’t go to church:
#Charleston9

We can’t party on New Years:
#OscarGrant

#BeingBlack

3/7
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If you are a Christian that means you're a person of freedom & justice. I want to see other ppl fighting for the justice of unarmed black men being hunted down and slaughtered.
(I don’t know who created this, but I'd like to credit the original author if anyone knows.)
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This next part is not my post and the person who posted it was not tagged:
Black people are so tired. 😓
We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemJean and #AtatianaJefferson).
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We can't ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #Renisha McBride).
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).
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Black people are so tired. 😓 And tired of being victim-blamed for our own murders.

We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemJean 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).
We can’t walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).
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A Tweetstorm!

Black people are so tired. 😓. I am soooo tired.

We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery).

We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemJean and #AtatianaJefferson).

We can't ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
2/ 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).
3/ We can’t play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).

We can’t go to church (#Charleston9).

We can’t walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).

We can’t hold a hair brush while leaving our own bachelor party (#SeanBell).

We can’t party on New Years (#OscarGrant).
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Black people are so tired. 😓

A Roll Call Repost

We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery).

We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemJean and #AtatianaJefferson).

We can't ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #Renisha McBride).

1/7
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).

2/7
We can’t play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).

We can’t go to church (#Charleston9).

We can’t walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).

We can’t hold a hair brush while leaving our own bachelor party (#SeanBell).

We can’t party on New Years (#OscarGrant).

3/7
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Assembly Bill 392 which fundamentally changes when a law enforcement officer is allowed to use deadly force, just passed the state Assembly. Seen as one of the most sweeping changes to deadly force policy anywhere in the country @FOX40
AB 392 born from activism and anger following the 2018 shooting death of #StephonClark in Sacramento @FOX40 Image
ACLU Legislative Advocate @lizziebuchen tells me there were some amendments to AB 392 that appeased law enforcement, but fundamentally the measure hasn't changed-she says bottom line, it does "raise the standard in California for when an officer can use deadly force." @FOX40 Image
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Reverend Al Sharpton to address the media on the one year anniversary of #Stephonclark’s death, outside the Capitol steps @FOX40 Image
Prominent Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump with Stevante Clark, the brother of #StephonClark. Today marks one year since Stephon was shot/killed in his grandmother’s backyard @FOX40 Image
Attorney Ben Crump tells #StephonClark’s grandmother that he’ll be speaking about Stephon’s legacy in Sacramento as he takes to the podium with @TheRevAl this afternoon @FOX40 Image
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#StephonClark protestors on the move, now marching down Freeport blvd near sutterville road in South Sac. Roads are being closed and opened on the fly by Sac PD bike officers @FOX40 ImageImage
#StephonClark Protestors leaving “occupy the police station” demonstration and are continuing to march north up Freeport @FOX40
March down Freeport Blvd has stopped. Police on motorcycles in the distant ahead of the marchers #StephonClark @FOX40 Image
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Boosting again, since the Sac City Council is currently meeting, and the police chief just stated he doesn't know why the @sacbee_news reporter was arrested.

Me: 😐

Local folks, please call your reps. All others, particularly journalists, please let them know you're watching.
Live link here: sacramento.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.…

Getting some pretty harrowing details not obvious from last night, including the fact riot police from SPD were advancing on college students and a young person in a wheelchair. #StephonClark
A pastor is speaking and saying he witnessed a college student who was so traumatized by advancing riot police, she apparently started calling for her mom.

Apologies if this seems hyper local, but the Stephon Clark case is important AND last night needs continued attention.
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Sacramento #BLM announces it’ll be “occupying” Sacramento Police Department on Tues-Thur from 3:00 to 6:00 pm indefinitely. BLM had been doing the same at the DA’s office, a protest that lasted nearly a year & continued up until DA’s #StephonClark decision @FOX40 Image
Protestors just beginning to show up outside Sac PD headquarters for #StephonClark protests @FOX40 ImageImage
Roughly about 30 people here now, likely will continue to grow #StephonClark @FOX40 Image
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Any moment now Attorney General Xavier Becerra will announce the findings of his investigation into the shooting death of #StephonClark @FOX40 Image
This decision comes on the heels of the Sacramento County DA’s decision not to file charges against the officers involved in Clark’s death. Just last night 85 people were detained by Sac PD in #StephonClark protests @FOX40 Image
Attorney General Xavier Becerra reportedly met with the family of #StephonClark before this announcement, which is coming shortly @FOX40 Image
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We’ll be live with Mayor Darrell Steinberg at 6:30 on #StephonClark decision & protests planned tonight @FOX40 Image
This is what you’d call an uneventful scene. No protestors whatsoever at the Kings game. Extra security & barriers have been set up outside the arena all day for possible #stephonclark protests @FOX40 Image
Only people with game tickets allowed to cross the barrier into #DOCO -it’s make for a slow night for business around the arena @FOX40 Image
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This woman’s grief is so powerful. #StephonClark ‘s fiancée Salena Manni says “my family’s world was turned upside down” by his killing.
Mother of #StephonClark says: “The death certificate says ‘homicide,’ it does not say ‘accidental murder.’” (Worth noting that the medical definition of homicide is different from legal definition.)
Shane Harris says his group is backing legislation to mandate independent investigations of police shootings, by the Attorney General. He’s calling it the “Stephon Clark Act.” Similar legislation has stalled for the last several years.
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Sacramento Police Chief @Chief_Hahn Former Kings player/color analyst @TheDougChristie and Pastor @LesSimmons talking challenges with community/police relations in Sacramento, part of a @SacramentoKings “Team Up for Change” event @FOX40 Image
“We need young people to understand what police go through and we need police to understand what young people go through.” -@Chief_Hahn @FOX40 Image
@TheDougChristie touts NBA commissioner Adam Silver and @SacramentoKings owner Vivek Ranadive as forward thinking, men who respect players. Invokes Vivek speaking directly to the city following the death of #stephonclark @FOX40 Image
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Attorney General Xavier Becerra alongside Sac PD discussing his oversight/recommendations after #StephonClark fatal shooting. @FOX40
AG Becerra says his office has offered 49 recommendations for Sac PD related to use of force methods/policies @FOX40 Image
Mayor Steinberg saying the more layers of review over Sac PD, the more faith the community will have in the outcome of its #StephonClark investigation, whatever the result @FOX40 Image
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