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Young Black Men Still Overwhelming Victims of Police Violence


Young Black Men Still Overwhelming Victims of Police Violence

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Despite the protests, media scrutiny, and all around heightened national attention, young black men in 2016 continued to be the predominant victims of police violence in the United States.


"... efforts by the Justice Department under President Barack Obama to improve its system are likely to be dashed with the incoming Trump administration." Efforts by the Obama DOJ, what would those be?


Black men killed.

"Predominant victims" of U.S. police violence. Killed more often vs. whites. Often killed when police were called in to "deescalate." Killed in situations of vehicle pull over or potential suspects...

...Nothing about low typical low income status...NOTHING?


“You want to know what this was really all about? The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people.

You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities.

We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”
--John Ehrlichman

One can change from being a hippy, but not from being black.


Damn good question!


The day when the atmosphere at the Station House is such that an Officer is Actually Ashamed to return there, after killing a Black Citizen in the street, has, seemingly, not yet come.