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[Police Brutality]: #Every36Hours a Black Person is Killed

July 18, 2012 #ThatShitCray, police brutality, Politics, Power, Problems 1 Comment

“As we dug deeper, and more grieving family members came forward, we found that every 36 —not 40 hours — another Black child, man or woman dies at the hands of the police, security guards or self-appointed vigilantes,” Kali Akuno of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement explained.

Rosa Clemente, former vice-presidential candidate and member of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement elaborates,

“Nowhere is a Black woman or man safe from racial profiling, invasive policing, constant surveillance, and overriding suspicion. All Black people – regardless of education, class, occupation, behavior or dress – are subject to the whims of the police in this epidemic of state initiated or condoned violence.”

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  1. […] Another way in which our culture continues to brutalize people of color is through a police system that lacks all accountability. It has been alleged that in the six months since Trayvon Martin was killed, police have murdered over eighty African Americans. “As we dug deeper, and more grieving family members came forward, we found that every 36 hours…another Black child, man or woman dies at the hands of the police, security guards or self-appointed vigilantes,” writes Kali Akuno of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement(http://99problems.org/2012/07/police-brutality-every-36-hours-updated-report-malcolm-x-grassroots-mo…). […]

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