On average, there were 96 such incidents among at least 400 police killings each year that were reported to the FBI by local police. The numbers appear to show that the shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., last Saturday was not an isolated event in American policing.
Exactly. What happened in Ferguson, MO was not an isolated event in American policing and THAT IS NOT AT ALL OK.
We need to change this sh*t right now and we all need to do more than just post about how upsetting this is (yes, it is and posting does raise the profile of this important injustice). Thank you to my friends everywhere who are speaking out, standing up, reaching out and trying to act to make America safe and fair for everyone of color. We seem to have a long road ahead but please don’t give up - I want this to be better for all the kids of color. Now.