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America Continues in Race Crisis – NAACP Calls Police Shootings ‘21st Century Lynching’

By Hazel Trice Edney


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NAACP President/CEO Cornell Brooks sent this historic photo with his statement on the police killings in Louisiana and Minnesota.

( – National outrage had just begun after the videotaped police killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La. But the next day came the police killing of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minn., – live on Facebook. The back-to-back killings quickly too righteous indignation to decibel levels across the nation.

Then, amidst protests over the apparently callous shootings by police came the third blow – five police officers killed and nine wounded – shot down by a Black man – Micha Johnson, a military veteran – during a peaceful protest in Dallas.

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