2014

In 2014, four high-profile police-involved deaths exposed the pervasive and inescapable regime of racist police violence against black and brown men and women - who are, under the guise of public safety and security, treated as exploitable, disposable, torture-able, rape-able and kill-able.

Similar to the Immaculate Conception, which meant Mary was free of original sin, apparently we are also supposed to believe that deaths like Eric Garner’s are immaculate executions, just as free of sin. If there is no sin in killing Eric Garner, no crime, then black families like the Garners can be destroyed without anyone having to answer for it. - Kashana Cauley in the New York Times

Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Laquan McDonald