Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Something to Think About . . .


Related Off-site Links:
Rev. Traci Blackmon Among President Obama’s Appointees to His Faith-based CouncilThe St. Louis American (January 29, 2016).
Protests Erupt Over Police Killings of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott in Tulsa and CharlotteDemocracy Now! (September 21, 2016).
Footage in Oklahoma Police Shooting Prompts Nationwide Outrage – Emma Niles (TruthDig, September 20, 2016).
Dash Cam Video Shows Unarmed Black Man With Hands in Air Before Tulsa Police Shoot Him Dead – David Edwards (The Raw Story, September 19, 2016).
Terence Crutcher Wasn't a "Bad Dude" – Just a Black Man in America – Michael W. Twitty (The Guardian, September 21, 2016).
"Bad Dudes" Have Rights: Challenging Problematic Police Narratives – Derecka Purnell (The Huffington Post, September 21, 2016).
Police in North Carolina Fatally Shoot Black Man Witnesses Say Was Disabled and Unarmed – Kim Bellware and Willa Frej (The Huffington Post, September 20, 2016).
Keith Lamont Scott Shooting: Charlotte Police Say He Was Holding a Gun When ShotCBS News (September 21, 2016).
Charlotte and Tulsa Shootings: What Police Say vs. the Families – Mary Bowerman and Melanie Eversley (USA Today, September 21, 2016).
13-Year-Old Tyre King "More Likely Than Not" Running from Columbus Police When Fatally Shot – Ryan Felton (The Guardian, September 19, 2016).
Aren’t More White People Than Black People Killed by Police? Yes, but No – Wesley Lowery (The Washington Post, July 11, 2016).
Police Killings of Blacks: Here is What the Data Say – Sendhil Mullainathan (The New York Times, October 16, 2015).
Massachusetts Court Rules Black Men May Have Good Reason to Flee Police – Hilary Hanson (The Huffington Post, September 21, 2016).
Michael Ealy: "The Good Cops Have to Speak Up" – Brennan Williams (The Huffington Post, September 21, 2016).
When Black Death Goes Viral, It Can Trigger PTSD-like Trauma – Kenya Downs (PBS NewsHour, September 20, 2016).
Historian Chronicles How White Rage Erupts Whenever Blacks Seek Equality – James E. Kenyon (Page One Post, August 9, 2016).
The Counted: People Killed by the Police in the U.S.The Guardian (Interactive).
Here Are 8 Policies That Can Prevent Police Killings – Alice Speri (The Intercept, September 21, 2016).

UPDATES: Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby Will Face Manslaughter Charge in Unarmed Man's Death – Bill Chappell (NPR News, September 22, 2016).
After Viewing, Family of Keith Lamont Scott Call for Videos to Be Released to Public – David Badash (The New Civil Rights Movement, September 22, 2016).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
"This Doesn't Happen to White People"
Remembering Philando Castile and Demanding Abolition of the System That Targets and Kills People of Color
Quote of the Day – March 31, 2016
"We Are All One" – #Justice4Jamar and the 4th Precinct Occupation: Photos, Reflections and Links
Rallying in Solidarity with Eric Garner and Other Victims of Police Brutality
"Say Her Name" Solidarity Action for Sandra Bland
In Minneapolis, Rallying in Solidarity with Black Lives in Baltimore
Remembering Julian Bond, 1940-2015
Can the Klan!

Image 1: Photographer unknown.
Image 2: Michael J. Bayly.
Image 3: A protester stands in front of a line of militarized police officers in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Protests erupted in Charlotte after the police shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott. (Photo: Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

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