When Will It Stop? | Complex


In 2016, 136 black people have been killed by police to date—almost as many people as days have passed so far this year.

Video footage of these killings are so common that we’re all experiencing PTSD. When the last thing you see before bed is a video of a black man being shot to death by police, and the first thing you see in the morning is a video of another black man being shot to death by police, what else can you dream of, and will you ever wake?

In the nightmarish moments just after Castile was shot by a Minnesota police officer on Wednesday evening, his girlfriend Lavish Reynolds began a Facebook Live videostream.

“Stay with me,” are the first words we hear. “We got pulled over for a busted tail light in the back,” she explains. The video shows Reynolds sitting in the passenger seat, as composed as she can possibly be, as her boyfriend bleeds out next to her and her young daughter cries in the background.

Source: When Will It Stop? | Complex

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Author: Geo Gee

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2 thoughts on “When Will It Stop? | Complex”

  1. And as much as this stays in the news, it continues to happen. And no one can figure out what to do about it? This is happening in every single state in this country and still no one can figure out why and stop it? I find that hard to believe. I do realize that we have been dying in this hole long before video cameras put it in our face, but even with the video footage to prove that Black people haven’t been making shit up, still, it continues. SIGH!

    Thanks Geo Gee!

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    1. Shelby you as always ask the question that sends us searching for a solution. (I love you for that gift).
      “it continues. SIGH!”

      It does continue lady. I feel it continues because so many of those that have been bamboozled by the red tape, and bought off by the scraps of green tossed their way have given them a false sense of security and a pipe dream of belonging among players that are gunning for them in every context.

      I love you for your passion, your truth, and your unapologetic delivery of what some don’t want to swallow.

      You, my sister – paired with a Malcolm X , MLK, Jessie Williams – or for real – just you in rare form is a wrath the systemic subscribers have nightmares about.

      Like

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