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Reasons Black people have been murdered in 21st century America:

Praying, biking, driving, running, lying down, holding skittles, breathing, being home.

And while we're contemplating the injustice of #AtatianaJefferson's killing, think of #OscarGrant, shot in the back as he lay face down.

#PhilandoCastile, shot to death inside his car for NO reason.

Or #TamirRice, gunned down for holding a toy, which I describe in my book...
Think of #SandraBland, #EricGarner, #BothamJean.

Think of being Black and living in a nation where you're safe NOWHERE. Not at home. Not in church. Not on the street.

And where law enforcement can gun you down without consequences.

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Thread: Epstein's death was caused by a conspiracy, but not the one so many people are posting about. The conspiracy is much larger than Epstein and his ties to Trump. #Epstein
There is a long-standing American conspiracy to dehumanize and mistreat people who've been arrested. (Black Americans suffer even worse during an arrest, e.g., #EricGarner, #PhilandoCastile, #TerenceCrutcher, etc.)
I won't shed any tears for Epstein, but I will for #SandraBland, who was wrongly arrested, mistreated during the arrest, and then killed herself in jail. She wasn't even on suicide watch, even though she told police she was depressed and had attempted suicide before.
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Easily the most devastating 48 hours of the last 5 yrs. I spent the night on the phone calling every contact I had in MN, trying to find Diamond Reynolds, then got on a.m. flight to St. Paul (the only time I’ve flown Spirit Air).
The focus & energy of the local activists was so inspiring. Out in full force, clear and steady. Will never forget it.
The courage of Diamond Reynolds, the innocent love of her daughter and the generous spirit of #PhilandoCastile cannot be forgotten. We fight on for them, for Mr. Sterling. #TerenceCrutcher, #EricGarner, and so many others.
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On the second anniversary of his death, our thoughts are with #PhilandoCastile's family and all those who’ve lost loved ones to police violence. Castile’s girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter were with him when he was killed. He was only 32. #BlackLivesMatter
The officer responsible for Mr. Castile’s death was acquitted of all charges last year, and removed from the police force.…
At LDF, we will never forget #PhilandoCastile’s name, and we will never stop working to end racially-biased police practices. May he #RestInPower
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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…
22 years old.
Father of 2.
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)…
"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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2 PART 1- RECOGNIZING imposters & collaborators & their motives.
3 My father passed an anti-Fascist legacy with a duty to speak up when someone’s dignity is under attack.
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