Tamir Rice was 12 years old yet the police officers involved could find no way to resolve the situation without murdering him.  He had a toy gun.

Terence Crutcher was unarmed with his hands in the air when police shot and killed him in cold blood.

Walter Scott was unarmed when he was fatally shot in the back by a police officer.

We very rarely read stories about white men being killed indiscriminately by police, especially young white men.  They get the benefit of the doubt.

Read Mary C. Curtis’s piece at the Undefeated 

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