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Kinda seems like a one sided conversation, doesn’t it? I’m tired of “conversations on race” whenever another innocent, unarmed black person is executed by the police. They’re as perfunctory as they are repetitive.

We need justice, not another hollow conversation that doesn’t change anything and does nothing to prevent the next shooting.

(original image credit: Clay Bennett)

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In MS-13 speech, Trump applauded for imploring police “not to be too nice” while arresting “thugs”

  • BRENTWOOD, NEW YORK  Trump scored applause Friday while talking to police about the fight against the brutal MS-13 gang by saying he doesn’t mind if suspects get roughed up during arrests.
  • “When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice.’ Like when you guys put somebody in the car, protecting their head, you know, the way you put [your] hand, like don’t hit their head, and they’ve just killed somebody… I said, ‘You can take the hand away, ok?’”
  • Trump, whose tough talk won him applause from the uniformed officers assembled behind him at Suffolk County Community College, promised to “eradicate” MS-13. Read more (7/28/17 3:30 PM)
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Bakersfield, California, police beat a black girl Tatyana Hargrove who they mistook for a large, bald black man

  • A black California teenager alleges she was punched, bitten by a K9 officer and arrested after being mistaken for a larger, bald black man.
  • The June 18 incident recently went viral after the NAACP’s Bakersfield, California, chapter posted a Facebook video Monday of 19-year-old Tatyana Hargrove sharing her story. 
  • The video now has more than 4.3 million views.
  • While the NAACP believes Hargrove was racially profiled, the Bakersfield Police Department stated it was a simple case of mistaken identity. 
  • The department said the officers mistook Hargrove — who stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 115 pounds — for a 5-foot-10-inch, 170-pound bald black man with a goatee who was allegedly threatening people with a machete outside of a grocery store with a machete. Read more (7/12/17)