Choking on Our Civil Rights


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Police Brutality- An American Tradition (L) iconic image by photo journalist Danny Lynn  immortalizing one of high school student Taylor Washington’s numerous arrests in 1960s. The photo became the cover of SNCC’s photo book “The Movement” and was reproduced in the former Soviet Union in Pravda captioned “Police Brutality USA” (R) Eric Garner the NYC choke hold victim who died while police attempted to arrest him for allegedly selling loose cigarettes. Photo NY Daily News

Police brutality-something old, something new, something borrowed….something definitely blue.

When can we expect this tragic American tradition to change? …don’t hold your breath!

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Editorial Cartoon by  Dan Wasserman Boston Globe





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