Shoot & Kill First, Make Up Excuses Later, if They are Black

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A pattern of controversial killings

Some experts see this case as part of a pattern in which African-Americans often fall prey to accidental shootings by people of other races.

“This is just textbook racism,” Dr. Jason Johnson told theGrio. He compared this latest death to the case of 19-year-old Renisha McBride, who was shot and killed by a neighbor while seeking help after an accident, and that of Roy Middleton, who was “shot by police in his own driveway because a white neighbor called the cops,” Johnson said.

Middleton survived the altercation, but for the professor of political science and communication at Hiram College, these occurrences point to a lack of public safety for African-Americans.

“The stories go on and on,” the frequent MSNBC commentator on race continued. “Clearly there are some Americans who believe it’s open season to shoot and kill black people.”

 

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