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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.

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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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