Melissa Harris-Perry’s Searing Tribute To Black Men Killed By Police

The Fifth Column

MSNBC host and Tulane University professor, Melissa Harris-Perry educates her audience in a three minute and four second presentation on her Saturday show.

The Huffington Post

In a short but powerful segment on Saturday, Melissa Harris-Perry connected the recent police killing of Michael Brown to the deaths of other black men at the hands of police — and to America’s history of injustice towards black people.

Harris-Perry read the names of some of the hundreds of men who were killed by police across the country “in the past decade alone,” from Sean Bell to Oscar Grant to Eric Garner to Brown. All of the men she mentioned were unarmed at the time of their death.

In the past decade alone, these men and hundreds of others have lost their lives to police.

“From 2006 to 2012 a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in…

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Posted on 08/17/2014, in Cases, Cops Gone Wild and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. “it ends today” was the last thing Eric Garner spoke before gasping “I can’t breathe, 10 times”.. Oh how I wish that were true, that there would be an end. That the police would be held accountable when they killed unarmed citizens.

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