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Response to klook (Original post)

Mon Aug 17, 2015, 08:28 PM

1. As I read these petitions and look at the photos of these murder victims,

I keep thinking "Black lives matter. It's so maddening that this discussion is so often about Black deaths."

Chances are we never would have known the names of Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, John Crawford III, Eric Harris, Walter Scott, Sandra Bland, and so many others if it weren't for their maddening and heartbreaking deaths at the hands of police (or in the case of Trayvon and Eric Harris, pretend police).

I think of them and the millions of other people of color just trying to live their lives, hoping they won't become a hashtag. Their lives matter.


John Crawford, III

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