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Dear white people. When I tweet these videos of police killing or harassing black people, it gives me hope reading the replies from white people outraged by police racism. Your voice is appreciated, because they've been ignoring us since the Rodney King beating caught on tape.
Amateur video captured King's beating after LA police officers stopped him for speeding March 3, 1991. Police beat King repeatedly, delivering 56 baton blows and six kicks -- causing skull fractures, and brain and kidney damage. #SurvingAmericasPolice
In November 1992, Malice Green became a household name in the U.S., after the 35-year-old unarmed black man was beaten to death by white cops in Detroit.
Somewhere down the line, after the Rodney King beat down (and many others), U.S. police decided to ditch beating black people and just kill us. They didn't expect smartphones and social media to expose them, but despite the many videos, they keep killing.
We live in a country that allows police to kill black people over and over again, while it gets swept under the rug like it's a normal thing.

This isn't normal, and a silent government is a complicit government.

These are murderers with badges and something needs to be done.
Every victim of police brutality and racism deserves to be heard. If you have been a victim, come forward and speak up. We want justice. We want peace. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
Baytown Police Officer Juan Delacruz still has his job even though the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed Pamela Turner's “manner of death” was “homicide.”

After screaming, "I'm pregnant!" He still gunned her down. #SurvingAmericasPolice

‘You don’t know my name, so how can you tell me I have an open warrant?’ — This officer tried to arrest a Black father in front of his own home after incorrectly identifying him as a suspected criminal from another state. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
Picking up trash at your residence while black, will get 8 police guns drawn on you in America.

This man almost died. Wake up America. #SurvingAmericasPolice
These Paterson cops filmed themselves assaulting a suicidal man at the hospital and then submitted false police reports.

One was sentenced to 5 years for this and selling stolen drugs out of his cop car. #SurvivingAmericasPolice #MentalHealthMonth
"If a homeless person is black, just shoot them."

This Portland Police Sergeant made these remarks during a meeting with officers in which he was leading a presentation about an officer’s authority to handle intoxicated citizens in a parking garage. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
The sheriff of a California county with an outsized number of police shootings said that it was “better financially" to kill suspects than wound them. He said "Because if you cripple them you have to take care of them for life and that cost goes way up." #SurvivingAmericasPolice
Police kept this cell phone video from Sandra Bland a secret for 4 years.

Sandra Bland never should've been arrested and threatened in the first place. Sandra Bland was murdered by our justice system. Never forget.
No amount of legislation can grant you equality if a nation doesn’t value you.
Black people shouldn't have to die to be appreciated & remembered. Value us alive. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
The San Diego Police Department Gang Unit owe us some answers for assaulting this young black man. #JusticeForTrenelle #SurvivingAmericasPolice
@CoryBooker @KamalaHarris @ewarren @JoeBiden @SenSanders

If elected president, what are your immediate plans to hold killer cops accountable and combat police brutality/murder. Will black people finally feel secure and receive justice in America. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
On average, in the United States, a police officer takes the life of a citizen every 7 hours.

84% of police officers have stated in a survey that they have directly witnessed a fellow officer using more force than was necessary. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
The NYPD cop who choked Eric Garner to death back in 2014 received a 15% pay increase after Garner's murder.

In the 2019 trial one officer involved in the struggle admits he wrote up paperwork exaggerating the seriousness of Eric Garner’s suspected crime.
The United States justice system is built to humiliate, oppress and execute black men & boys. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
Baton Rouge police wanted to kill Alton Sterling from the beginning of his encounter, threatening to shoot him in the head. They quickly became physical—placing Sterling in a headlock. Almost immediately after, the cop drew his gun and shot Sterling dead.
San Antonio police killed 18-year-old Charles Roundtree while he was just sitting on the couch. They came to his door (didn't identify themselves), shined a flashlight into the home, and when the homeowner asked who was at his door—the cop began shooting.
In 2015 the North Miami Beach police department used African American mugshots for sniper practice at the gun range.

The piling on of killings of often black unarmed civilians by police for the past six or seven years now, should be wearing on the conscience of this nation.
Expect nothing less from a police union that started as an organized group of predominantly white men with badges, who monitored and enforced discipline upon black slaves. This kid is only 15 btw.

How much more proof do we need.
#SurvivingAmericasPolice

We must not be so desensitized to the slaughtering of black men/youth by law enforcement, that we become complacent or complicit. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
We've had a black president, police still executed us with ease. Black cops still turn a blind eye. We march, scream and hashtag our pain. The only answer to really ending this, must involve white people seeing our crisis and standing against the racism. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
Too many black people think just because Black Lives Matter exists, that's a pass for them to sit on their ass and do nothing.

We must continue to take to the streets, become public officials, educate, empower, and be a voice for the voiceless.

Police are still killing us.
This wicked machine knows exactly what they're doing. Their goal is to anger blacks by violating and devaluing us, pushing us to react so they can murder us or incarcerate us for profit. That's the only conclusion that makes sense. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
Everyone meet EJ. He was trying to help people.

A police officer literally shot him in the back.

Thinking they just took out the shooter, the police let the actual shooter escape.

They then refused all first aid to EJ while he fought to survive.

EJ died because he's black.
Happy Memorial Day weekend EJ. America didn't value your service or life, but I do. Rest In Peace Emantic Bradford Jr.
EJ was shot three times from behind, according to a forensic examination.

He was directing panicked shoppers to safety when the police shot him, witnesses said. #SurvivingAmericasPolice nyti.ms/2RyOnj9
Cleveland police shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice from 2 feet away, within 3 seconds of arriving on the scene. He was peacefully playing with a toy gun. If Tamir was asked to drop anything, they asked him after he was shot. #SurvivingAmericasPolice

The People's Perspective: Beau talks about that shooting in Alabama. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
Being in love while black, minding your own business will get 20 shots fired into your vehicle.

New Haven police fire multiple shots at unarmed black couple while the students sat in their car, singing love songs to each other. #SurvivingAmericasPolice mol.im/a/6946347#v-51…
Police pulled guns on a black man in a wheelchair, after a white biker called the police, lied saying he bumped his tires.

There are huge racial disparities in how US police use force, and we must continue to reveal it. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
Regardless of who labels this Thread "Black torture porn," keep sharing it. I'm receiving messages from people who care, and want to be more vocal about eliminating the crisis of police killing unarmed black people. Your voice matters. Black lives matter. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
Being a security guard and doing your job while black, will get you shot 4 times in the back. #SurvivingAmericasPolice huffingtonpost.com/entry/black-ch…
Maggie Thomas was punched in the face, body slammed, and tased multiple times by an Atlanta Police officer, in front of her 4-year-old daughter. All over a simple speeding ticket. via @AttorneyGriggs #SurvivingAmericasPolice
Helena-West Helena officer unnecessarily pulled a gun on Edrick Truitt. This officer was itching to shoot another black man.

"I started filming because he jumped out with his gun," Truitt said. #SurvivingAmericasPolice

In 2018 an explosive corruption trial involving 8 members of Baltimore's elite Gun Trace Task Force revealed that a handful of Baltimore cops kept fake guns in their patrol cars to plant on innocent people—a failsafe they could use if they happened to shoot an unarmed suspect.
61% of police officers state they do not always report serious abuse that has been directly observed by fellow officers. (US Dept. of Justice)

Black people are still suffering from police violence. Is America still listening? #SurvivingAmericasPolice

Everyone meet Freddie Gray. In 2015 he was fatally injured after police intentionally gave him "a rough ride."

A rough ride is police brutality in which a handcuffed prisoner is placed in a police van with no seatbelt, and is thrown violently around due to erratic driving.
Being black with a non-functioning brake light, will get you shot five times in America.

SC police killed Walter Scott, another unarmed black man.

And they would have gotten away with it, were it not for the bystander video.
#SurvivingAmericasPolice is all about ending the crisis of police killing unarmed people of all races.

This Thread is a real life horror story and reminder.

We don't encourage violence towards law enforcement. We encourage proper policing and putting an end to killing us.
Being black in your own grandmother's backyard, will get you executed. The officers weren't charged.

Listen to a powerful call for justice from the family of Stephon Clark — if not for Stephon, then for other Black men who die at the hands of police.
56 Black Men And Boys Killed By Police: The troubling trend of police killing unarmed black people has shown no signs of letting up. @newsone #SurvivingAmericasPolice newsone.com/playlist/black…
The People's Perspective: @RealTimBlack talks about Miami Police shooting an unarmed black man who was lying on the ground, with his hands in the air. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
The mayor of a Florida town opened fire at a SWAT team who raided his home and "arrested him."

Willie McCoy was shot 25 times with bullets striking his face/throat and blowing off part of his ear. He was sleep with a gun in his lap.

Can anyone guess which one was black?
Search the list of more than 30,000 police officers banned by 44 states.

@USATODAY Network investigation uncovered records of thousands of police officers investigated for serious misconduct. #SurvivingAmericasPolice

usatoday.com/in-depth/news/…
@CoryBooker @KamalaHarris @ewarren @JoeBiden @AndrewYang

If elected president, what are your immediate plans to hold killer cops accountable and combat police brutality/murder. Will black people finally feel secure and receive justice in America. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
Perhaps most striking in the statewide analysis: “Overall, half of people killed or seriously injured by police (49%) were unarmed.” @NAACP_LDF theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
Everyone meet Michael Brown. He was 18-years-old and unarmed when police executed him in 2014.

Brown's murder sparked protests on the streets of Ferguson, and led to a national discussion about police violence against black people.

It's time to have that discussion again.
In 2016 a Georgia police officer was captured on camera telling a woman during a traffic stop that law enforcement personnel “only kill black people.”

He was terminated, and many brushed it off as sarcasm, but let's be honest. He was telling the truth.

Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby, shot and killed unarmed black motorist Terence Crutcher in 2016, while he held his hands above his head.

The system is set up to protect officers like Shelby, which is why she faced no charges. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
A review of the Facebook accounts of thousands of officers around the US — the largest database of its kind — found officers endorsing violence against Muslims, women, and criminal defendants. #SurvivingAmericasPolice

buzzfeednews.com/article/emilyh…
A black man was detained, harassed, and handcuffed by Decatur police. When he asked the cop for his name/badge number, the cop said "fuck you is my name."

Decatur, Alabama. Police officer badge #549.

Retweet. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
In Syracuse playing your music loud while black, will get you snatched out of your car, pinned to the ground & struck in the head several times.

Retweet & help hold these cops accountable. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
Cleveland police are trying to put the cop who murdered Tamir Rice back on the force, but Tamir's mother and people nationwide are fighting to stop the outrageous move. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
An Army veteran died in police custody and some organs are missing. We want answers. #SurvivingAmericasPolice

cnn.it/2WnTQe4
Columbus Ohio Police provoking and assaulting a black man, who was having a peaceful conversation with another officer.

American police operate like a gang. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
What can't be ignored is the obvious racism overpowering any false oath American police take, to serve and protect.

From the racist, violent posts by police on Facebook, to protecting Nazis and executing black people. We're witnessing American terrorism. rawstory.com/2019/06/our-po…
When Dylann Roof murdered nine people at a Church in Charleston, S.C., police apprehended Roof calmly.

Police killings hit people of color hardest, because of the systematic de-valuing of black life. They want to shoot us. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
This was the arrogant statement tweeted by the Hawthorne PD in response to the video showing a group of police officers surrounding an unarmed black man, William, at gunpoint, while he kneels on the ground, hands behind his head. via @DrRJKavanagh
#SurvivingAmericasPolice
An undercover St. Louis officer was beaten by colleagues during protests in 2017. He described the attack as a “free for all” and told someone at police headquarters that he was beaten “like Rodney King.”

American police are even beating fellow officers. #SurvivingAmericasPolice
The disgraced former Central Park 5 prosecutor is shedding white tears now. She feels she's being "lynched."

If anyone was lynched, it was Kevin Richardson, @santanaraymond, Antron McCray, @dr_yusefsalaam and Korey Wise. She destroyed the lives of children. #WhenTheySeeUs
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