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June 9, 2020

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Botham Jean was eating ice cream, watching TV.

Atatiana Jefferson was playing Xbox with her nephew.

Charles Kinsey was just laying on his back with his arms in the air because he didn’t want his actions to be misconstrued.

Daniel Shaver was sobbing and begging for his life before being murdered.

David McAtee was serving BBQ to the locals.

Kalief Browder was thrown into Rikers for nothing.

Tyre King was a 13 year old boy playing with a BB gun.

Ahmaud Arbery was jogging!

The police broke into the wrong house and killed Breonna Taylor. 

Tamir Rice was a 12 year old boy. He had an airsoft gun but the cop didn’t even give him a chance to say anything…

 

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One form of unaware privilege: not reading the news (the quality stuff, journalism, not the hype). There are daily reports of police brutality right now all over the nation. Daily. Many. Reports. Police Brutality. All over our nation. Via Reddit: Botham Jean was eating ice cream watching TV. Atatiana Jefferson was playing Xbox with her nephew. Charles Kinsey was just laying on his back with his arms in the air because he didn’t want his actions to be misconstrued. They then left him on the ground handcuffed & bleeding for 20 minutes without giving him any aid. Daniel Shaver was sobbing & begging for his life before being murdered. Police ordered him to crawl down the hall toward the police, but they gave conflicting commands & he was shot by a cop who’d etched “YOU’RE FUCKED” on his gun barrel. He was on his hands & knees, begging for his life, crying. Unarmed & 15 feet away from cops with guns drawn. He was taken from his wife & kids. The cop who executed Daniel countersued the city of Mesa, & as part of their settlement, they rehired him for 1 day so he could be eligible for a $30k/year settlement, for life, as well as setting aside $3 million in city funds in case someone sued him again. He said he had PTSD from shooting Daniel, & the subsequent trial. The city of Mesa agreed to give him a neutral rating on future job inquiries. David McAtee was serving bbq to the locals. Kalief Browder was thrown into Rikers for nothing. Tamir Rice was a 12 year old boy. He had an airsoft gun but the cop didn’t even give him a chance to say anything. 12. When his 14 year old sister ran toward him, they wrestled her to the ground, cuffed her, & shoved her into a patrol car. They left Tamir to bleed out. An FBI review found that Rice’s death was justified & Loehmann’s “response was a reasonable one.” Tamir would’ve been around 18 today, his whole life ahead of him. Regardless of whatever laws broken, everyone has the right to a trial. Not to be shot by police who kicked in the wrong door of the wrong house & murdered an innocent woman. Or to slowly suffocate to death over 8 minutes.” ??? Get our daily wake up call, free: elephantjournal.com/best ☕️

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