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Fwd: We Must Stop Police Abuse of Black Men - NYTimes.com

From: domainremoved <Aram>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 11:21:59 -0800

Hi Chuck,
Nice Job! Absent constant conversation on this critical life and death issue nothing will change. I am sending your letter on to the Menlo Park City Council, as they need to hear your message as well.
Aram

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> No. It's worse than all this. We've complacently blinded ourselves into thinking: "Gee this is bad. We have to do something."
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> No, White People. This already done been beyond bad for centuries now. It IS BETTER for black folk now than in slavery times. But it's nowhere near justice or the law or the Constitution. It is time to wake up and smell the slaughter.
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> It just continues and continues and yesterday in Cleveland another young, innocent, child (12 year old) of color with a toy gun was too-quickly and thoughtlessly killed and what do you think the chances are this grand jury is going to find plenty of "reason" not to indict the white cop with the hair-trigger finger? Like with Mike Brown. And Eric Garner. There's ALWAYS a reason not to punish the killer cop.
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> It's time to admit Cops ARE Rogue. They don't sometimes GO rogue. They are cowboys with a license to kill and hi tech equipment and training to do it with. Many also are full of coffee, anger, personal problems, and yes-- some with racial hatred.
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> It doesn't just "happen." Cops DO murder every week. In all parts of the country. In New York it is not uncommon for cops to kill a kid of color with multiple gunshots in the back and claim "self defense."
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> We must all go to demos and publicly display our hands up, speak clearly and loudly when we say "I can't breathe" and not stop until the cops hand in their guns and try policing without guns like the REAL tough guys in the U.K. do.
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> Cops have to give up their guns from NOW until they demonstrate that they are responsible gun carriers. Unfortunately now there is WAY too much evidence to the contrary. It's all over the airwaves and in the press every day.
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> This is not an idea or a request. This is an absolute and immediate need. The killing will not stop until the killers give up their killing sticks.
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> Send this message to every police chief, legislator, and elected official you can think of. Don't stop until there has been one month without a child of color killed by a white cop.
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> Or you can do nothing and cast your personal vote for more of the same killing that we have been enduring for FAR TOO LONG!
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>> On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 9:52 AM, Aram James <abjpd1_at_(domainremoved)
>> http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/12/05/opinion/we-must-stop-police-abuse-of-black-men.html?_r=0&referrer=
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>> Sent from my iPhone
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> Chuck
Received on Fri Dec 05 2014 - 11:15:59 PST

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