Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Protests: Cops kill 193 blacks this year (video); Pat Macpherson, Pfc. Sandoval, Xochitl, Wisdom Quarterly
I'll shoot just as soon as look at you 'cos you're black. Got it? - Got it. Handshake? (AP)

Charlotte under emergency for second night of protests against cop killings (AP/Mail)
According to a count by the British news outlet The Guardian because no one keep count in the U.S., police have extrajudically executed 193 blacks in the United States so far this year
See a roundtable on police killings of black men. Protests escalated protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, overnight when hundreds took to the street and blocked Interstate 85 to express outrage over the police shooting [murder] of 43-year-old African American Keith Lamont Scott yesterday.

Video footage shows people blocking the highway, where fires were lit. This comes as police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have released a video -- some of it from a helicopter filming the scene from above -- showing a white police officer (Betty Shelby) shooting 40-year-old African American Terence Crutcher to death while his hands were in the air and other officers were Tazing him.

Democracy Now! is joined by Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights; Bree Newsome, artist and activist from Charlotte who scaled the 30-foot flagpole on the South Carolina state Capitol and unhooked the Confederate flag last year; and Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color of Change.

Robinson has launched a new petition called "Terence Crutcher died for being Black. Indict Officer [and Killer] Betty Shelby." More

Males, females, we'll shoot 'em just the same. Black is black (Austin Police Dept.)

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