New at Black Agenda Report April 9, 2015: Killer Cops, Black Politicos Re-Elect Rahm Emanuel, Why Al Shabaab Kills

9 April 2014 — Black Agenda Report

Killer Cops Boost Body Count in War on Black America

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

March was a very good month for killer cops: they racked up at least 111 bodies, the majority of them unarmed Black and brown men. “Any genuine movement for criminal justice ‘reform’ must aim to abolish the Mass Black Incarceration State, root and branch, by removing the ‘occupation’ army from Black areas and replacing it with a force of Black people’s own choosing.”

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Media Were Already Running With Police Fantasy When Video Exploded It By Adam Johnson

10 April 2015 — FAIR

The New York Times (4/7/15) released a video of a black South Carolina man Walter Scott being shot, casually and without apparent mercy, eight times in the back by white police officer Michael T. Slager. The media’s outrage after the video’s publication was righteous and swift. The state of South Carolina followed suit, filing murder charges against Slager. Indeed, the video offers no ambiguity whatsoever:

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