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In America, Justice for Victims of Police Brutality Remains Elusive


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In America, Justice for Victims of Police Brutality Remains Elusive

Sonali Kolhatkar

Three years after the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement rose to prominence in Ferguson, Mo., protests over a police killing of a black man have once again garnered national attention—this time in the neighboring city of St. Louis. The acquittal of a white former police officer, Jason Stockley, over the killing of a 24-year-old black man named Anthony Lamar Smith shows that justice is still elusive for black victims of police officers.


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“Elusive”?   How about close to non-existent??


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It might make the general (white) public a little more involved in the effort to hold cops accountable for their evildoing if it were pointed out that while nonwhites are the main target of the gangbangers in blue, injustices against whites have the same response as injustices against everyone else. Cops aren’t held responsible for killing white people just for the fun of it either, even though it happens much, much less frequently. In fact the only chance of justice being served is when a black cop kills a white woman (see Minneapolis). Otherwise justice for anyone is not going to happen.


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of murdering unarmed black people.