Thirty Years. Same Story.

I thought this week’s cold open on Saturday Night Live was pretty funny.

And then I was a bit sad.

Because it’s too true.

Because I realized that Rodney King was beaten by cops just over thirty years ago.

Because over half of police-involved killings last year started as non-violent incidents.

Although half of the people shot and killed by police are White, Black Americans are shot at a disproportionate rate. They account for less than 13 percent of the U.S. population, but are killed by police at more than twice the rate of White Americans. Hispanic Americans are also killed by police at a disproportionate rate.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/investigations/police-shootings-database/

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