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theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/08/mckinney-texas-black-children-pool-violence

Like Steven W Thrasher, it took me some time to actually watch the video of McKinney Texas police officer Eric Casebolt’s heinous actions including pulling his handgun on two boys and violently assaulting a 14 year old girl.

Thrasher asks “how scarred will these children be after such trauma?”

newyorker.com/news/news-desk/kalief-browder-1993-2015

Kalief Browder was imprisoned for 3 years without charge. He was 16 when he was detained on suspicion of stealing a backpack. He maintained his innocence and wanted a trial that never came. After enduring nearly 800 days in solitary confinement and video documented abuse from guards, Browder was released when the case was dismissed. On Saturday, Kalief Browder committed suicide. He was 22.

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