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#StephonClark had a cell phone
#TamirRice had a toy gun
#AltonSterling was selling cds
#EricGarner was selling loosies
#SandraBland tail light was broken
#PhilandoCastile had a legal weapon
#RekiaBoyd was out with friends
#TrayvonMartin had Skittles
#MikeBrown had his hands up
#AmadouDiallo had a wallet
#RamarleyGraham was in his parents' bathroom
#AkaiGurley was in his stairwell
#SeanBell had just left his Bachelor party
#NicholasHeyward had a toy gun
#PatrickMoisesDorismond was outside of a lounge.
#OusmaneZongo was repairing musical instruments.
#TimStansbury was on the roof of a building
#WalterScott was running away
#TerenceCrutcher had a broken down car
#JordanEdwards had left a party with his friends.
#FreddieGray had a switchblade
#JohnCrawford was playing with a toy BB gun
#ShereeseFrancis had mental health issues
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“If you have burglaries that are not solved, if you see anybody black walking through our streets and they have somewhat of a record, arrest them so we can pin them for all the burglaries”

Police chief told cops to frame random black people to boost stats
miamiherald.com/news/local/cri…
“You’re not supposed to be here. This is a good neighborhood"

White woman calls cops on black man for listening to yoga CD in his car rawstory.com/?p=1313687
University of Louisville announced that the school's football stadium will no longer carry the Papa John's name after founder John Schnatter admitted to using the n-word during a conference call wlky.com/article/ap-pap…
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We offer condolences to #AltonSterling 's loved ones on the anniversary of his death. A father of five, Alton Sterling was killed two years ago.
The officer who fatally shot Mr. Sterling was fired in March, after 20 months of paid leave. The other officer received a 3-day suspension. These were the first consequences of any kind they faced; officials failed to bring criminal charges against them. nytimes.com/2018/03/30/us/…
The footage of Mr. Sterling’s death makes painfully clear the numerous ways that the officers needlessly ended a man’s life. At LDF, we work every day to reform police departments across the country and honor #AltonSterling's memory. #SayHisName
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Deandre Joshua - Nov 25 2014 - Shot and burned in car. Homicide.

Darren Seals - Sept 2 2016 - Shot and burned in car. Homicide.

Edward Crawford - May 5 2017 - Reportedly shot himself accidentally in car.

Antonio Sterling - April 11 2018 - Burned in car. Unknown.
#DeandreJoshua was the only person killed during the uprising that happened in #Ferguson as a result of the murder of #MichaelBrown.

Deandre was a close friend of Dorian Johnson who was with #MichaelBrown when he was killed.

workers.org/2014/12/14/dea…
#DarrenSeals was a prominent activist in #Ferguson, and one of the first to take to the streets after #MikeBrown was killed. He was one of the main contacts for the Brown family.

washingtonpost.com/news/post-nati…
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This bill to change the California police deadly force standard is the most important legislation to address police violence in America right now. cnn.com/2018/04/03/us/…
The first part of the bill limits deadly force to cases “where necessary” after all reasonable alternatives are exhausted. There are currently 4 states with similar (but not as strong) laws in place: DE, IA, TN and RI. They have 20% fewer killings by police than other states.
Police departments that have adopted this standard in their use of force policies (even where it’s not required by state law) have 25% fewer killings by police. Significant.
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Let’s take a moment to examine how insanely biased the Louisiana Attorney General’s full report on the #AltonSterling case is. A thread. scribd.com/document/37496…
There’s a whole section on Sterling’s “History with Law Enforcement” which they say “reflects his failure to submit to lawful arrest while he was armed with a dangerous weapon.” They didn’t include anything about the officers who killed him. So let’s do some digging...
Both of the officers who killed #AltonSterling had a history of violence against black men. Why wasn’t any of this included given they are the suspects in this homicide investigation? joincampaignzero.org/s/Campaign-Zer…
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A group of Black students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High called a press conference today to say they have concerns that may not mirror those of their white peers. And that the media should listen. #MSDStrong
Kai says while some might feel comfort to have more police officers at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, he does not. He says it's intimidating & that black students will face most of the consequences of an overmilitarized predominantly white school.
Tyah-Amoy a Marjorie Stoneman Douglas student said conversations about gun violence have to include police violence. She asked, the same people who showed up for #MarchForOurLives--will they show up for #StephonClark? #AltonSterling? #SandraBland?
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22-year-old black man fatally shot by Sacramento police in his own backyard was carrying a cell phone, not a 'tool bar,' when he was shot, department admits #StephonClark sacbee.com/news/local/cri…
22 years old.
Father of 2.
Unarmed.
In his own backyard.

2 cops – neither of whom identifies himself as a police officer – fired 20 shots at him.

Police video shows fatal shooting of #StephonClark (warning: extremely disturbing)
sacbee.com/latest-news/ar…
"About 6 minutes after the shooting, after backup arrives, an officer can be heard telling another officer, “hey mute.”

Sound then cuts out as cops apparently turn off their microphones"

If this f*ckery surprises you, you're not following @greg_doucette.
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