Police Violence Isn’t New

Here’s a post from the Anunciation House blog recalling an earlier case of sudden death at the hands of peace officers.

There was the young man of color; the officer ratcheting up the tension in a difficult situation; the use of lethal force out of all proportion to the victim’s actions; and afterwards, the way that those magic words, “self-defense,” dissolved any attempt to scrutinize the shooter’s actions, to hold him accountable.

It’s titled Who will defend us from the self-defenders? and you have to admit, that’s a good question.

We were complacent when we needed to step up. We need to step up now, before it’s too late.

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