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domingo, 18 de junio de 2017

Why Black People Fear Cops More Than ISIS

Why Black People Fear Cops More Than ISIS
- Somehow, now that the violence has visited Republican politicians we get strong denunciation of violence from Capitol Hill.
Why don't we hear such speeches when innocent Black people, like Tashii Farmer, are killed by police
Last week, Las Vegas Metropolitan police officer Kenneth Lopera was charged with involuntary manslaughter and oppression under the color of office, for the Mother’s Day chokehold killing of Farmer, 40, in Las Vegas. Farmer’s killing has drawn comparisons to the chokehold killing of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York by still employed New York Police Department (NYPD) officer Daniel Pantaleo.
Officer Lopera was the second cop last week to be arrested for a chokehold death. In Texas, Sheriff Deputy Shauna Thompson and her husband Terry Thompson were charged in the May 31 death of John Hernandez. Why is it that politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, say little about the “rule of law” when it comes to punishing police who kill Black and Latino people? What message is this silence supposed to send to Black communities?