Racist double standard

Yeah, we can’t live so…

Moorbey'z Blog

Madison, Wis., March 7.The Capitol has been the sitefor labor and Black Lives Matterprotests.Photo: Heath TschetterFor most people, it should be enough to point out that Black people are 21 times more likely to be shot by cops than white people. That pretty much proves the cops mete out violence with a racist double standard. For anyone who still has doubts about that overwhelming bias, another simple comparison should finish the argument. Although we know police lie a lot to protect their interests, for this comparison it’s unnecessary to go far beyond the cops’ own reports. In 2013, an African-American woman named Miriam Carey was driving in Washington, D.C., with her 1-year-old daughter in the car. She allegedly drove into a security checkpoint. After a chase, U.S. Secret Service and Capitol Police officers fired a volley of shots at the car. They hit Carey with five bullets, killing her. By some miracle, her daughter wasn’t hit. In mid-March, someone in or near Mesa, Ariz., went…

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