While 2014 has been a particularly explosive year for the Black community and judicial system, the reality is, cops have been getting away with murder far too long. Earlier this month, the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund Twitter page posted a series of tweets that contained only a date, name, and location of an unarmed Black person who was killed by a person with authority and the list includes men, women, and children.
The list begins in 1999 with the Bronx murder of Guinean native Amadou Diallo. You’ll see some familiar names like Oscar Grant and Sean Bell; the list totals at 76 casualties. As many have suggested, since the non-indictment of Darren Wilson, we could be in the era of a new civil rights movement, and these tweets researched by the NAACP may be all the ammunition we need to push forward. It’s also been reported, in a recent study, a majority of White people found this year’s biggest news stories such as the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown to have not been motivated by race.
These tweets are certainly food for thought.
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The NAACP Releases A Full Timeline Of Every Reported Unarmed Black Person That Was Killed was originally published on hellobeautiful.com