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Things Blacks Shouldn't Do So They Won't Be Killed by Cops

On March 18, 2018, police in Sacramento, Calif., fired 20 shots at Stephon Clark, killing him. Clark was unarmed and in his own backyard, leading many to ask what black people must do to escape the indiscriminate killing of black people.A 2015 study by researchers at the University of California, Davis, showed that there is no relationship between criminality and race in police killings. A study by the Center for Policing Equity concluded that police use more force against black suspects even when the data was adjusted for whether the person was a violent criminal.To combat this deadly epidemic, we put together a handy guide to help black people end this trend that disproportionately affects black people. Here are the things you should avoid doing when police are around.Source: The Root
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On March 18, 2018, police in Sacramento, Calif., fired 20 shots at Stephon Clark, killing him. Clark was unarmed and in his own backyard, leading many to ask what black people must do to escape the indiscriminate killing of black people.

A 2015 study by researchers at the University of California, Davis, showed that there is no relationship between criminality and race in police killings. A study by the Center for Policing Equity concluded that police use more force against black suspects even when the data was adjusted for whether the person was a violent criminal.

To combat this deadly epidemic, we put together a handy guide to help black people end this trend that disproportionately affects black people. Here are the things you should avoid doing when police are around.

Source: The Root

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If all else fails, simply stop being black. I’ve never seen anyone do it, but it’s worth a try. After all, it’s what they want anyway.
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If all else fails, simply stop being black. I’ve never seen anyone do it, but it’s worth a try.
 
After all, it’s what they want anyway.

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Being Black

If all else fails, simply stop being black. I’ve never seen anyone do it, but it’s worth a try.
 
After all, it’s what they want anyway.

 
Stephon Clark, Walter Scott, Dominique White and Aaron Bailey were all shot in the back, facing away from police officers.
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Stephon Clark, Walter Scott, Dominique White and Aaron Bailey were all shot in the back, facing away from police officers.

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Turning Your Back to the Police

Stephon Clark, Walter Scott, Dominique White and Aaron Bailey were all shot in the back, facing away from police officers.

 
Stephon Clark was unarmed, but he ran. We learned from the deaths of Walter Scott and Freddie Gray that running away from police is both a criminal offense and an act of aggression.
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Stephon Clark was unarmed, but he ran. We learned from the deaths of Walter Scott and Freddie Gray that running away from police is both a criminal offense and an act of aggression.

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Running

Stephon Clark was unarmed, but he ran. We learned from the deaths of Walter Scott and Freddie Gray that running away from police is both a criminal offense and an act of aggression.

 
Natasha McKenna was handcuffed and immobilized when she was tased to death. When you are asleep, like 7-year-old Aiyana Jones was when Officer Joseph Weekley shot her dead, you are still a threat.
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Natasha McKenna was handcuffed and immobilized when she was tased to death. When you are asleep, like 7-year-old Aiyana Jones was when Officer Joseph Weekley shot her dead, you are still a threat.

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Lying Down

Natasha McKenna was handcuffed and immobilized when she was tased to death. When you are asleep, like 7-year-old Aiyana Jones was when Officer Joseph Weekley shot her dead, you are still a threat.

 
Charleena Lyles was barely 100 pounds, which is why her body couldn’t ward off the bullets from Seattle cops when they killed her in her apartment. Natasha McKenna was 5 feet 3 inches tall and so thin that a restraint belt couldn’t hold her. So even though she was handcuffed with her hands behind her back, shackled around the legs, a hobble strap connected to both restraints and a spit mask placed over her face, Fairfax County, Va., police still had to use a Taser on her with 50,000 volts of electricity until she died.
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Charleena Lyles was barely 100 pounds, which is why her body couldn’t ward off the bullets from Seattle cops when they killed her in her apartment. Natasha McKenna was 5 feet 3 inches tall and so thin that a restraint belt couldn’t hold her. So even though she was handcuffed with her hands behind her back, shackled around the legs, a hobble strap connected to both restraints and a spit mask placed over her face, Fairfax County, Va., police still had to use a Taser on her with 50,000 volts of electricity until she died.

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Being Too Small

Charleena Lyles was barely 100 pounds, which is why her body couldn’t ward off the bullets from Seattle cops when they killed her in her apartment. Natasha McKenna was 5 feet 3 inches tall and so thin that a restraint belt couldn’t hold her. So even though she was handcuffed with her hands behind her back, shackled around the legs, a hobble strap connected to both restraints and a spit mask placed over her face, Fairfax County, Va., police still had to use a Taser on her with 50,000 volts of electricity until she died.

 
Brendon Glenn was on the ground trying to stand up when he was shot in the back by Los Angeles Police Officer Clifford Proctor. Even the police chief said the shooting was unwarranted.
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Brendon Glenn was on the ground trying to stand up when he was shot in the back by Los Angeles Police Officer Clifford Proctor. Even the police chief said the shooting was unwarranted.

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Standing Up

Brendon Glenn was on the ground trying to stand up when he was shot in the back by Los Angeles Police Officer Clifford Proctor. Even the police chief said the shooting was unwarranted.

 
Eric Garner said, “I can’t breathe,” which Daniel Pantaleo translated as resisting arrest. Tashii Brown was already on the ground after Las Vegas cop Kenneth Lopera used a Taser on him and punched him repeatedly.Not satisfied, Lopera put Brown in a choke hold until Brown stopped breathing.
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Eric Garner said, “I can’t breathe,” which Daniel Pantaleo translated as resisting arrest. Tashii Brown was already on the ground after Las Vegas cop Kenneth Lopera used a Taser on him and punched him repeatedly.

Not satisfied, Lopera put Brown in a choke hold until Brown stopped breathing.

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Eric Garner said, “I can’t breathe,” which Daniel Pantaleo translated as resisting arrest. Tashii Brown was already on the ground after Las Vegas cop Kenneth Lopera used a Taser on him and punched him repeatedly.

Not satisfied, Lopera put Brown in a choke hold until Brown stopped breathing.

 
Officer Ray Tensing was recently awarded nearly $350,000 in the aftermath of his fatal shooting of Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop. Sandra Bland was stopped for changing lanes without a signal and ended up dead. The Washington Post reports that federal statistics show that black drivers are more likely than white drivers to be stopped by police.
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Officer Ray Tensing was recently awarded nearly $350,000 in the aftermath of his fatal shooting of Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop. Sandra Bland was stopped for changing lanes without a signal and ended up dead. The Washington Post reports that federal statistics show that black drivers are more likely than white drivers to be stopped by police.

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Driving

Officer Ray Tensing was recently awarded nearly $350,000 in the aftermath of his fatal shooting of Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop. Sandra Bland was stopped for changing lanes without a signal and ended up dead. The Washington Post reports that federal statistics show that black drivers are more likely than white drivers to be stopped by police.

 
The aforementioned rules also apply to perceived guns. Police say they mistook Stephon Clark’s iPhone for a gun, a common mistake. Rumain Brisbon was carrying a prescription bottle that police assumed was a firearm. Cops allegedly thought Amadou Diallo’s wallet was a gun.Walking around empty-handed doesn’t matter. Baltimore police officers admitted that they kept toy guns to plant in case they shot a suspect. Although black people make up only 13 percent of the population, 35 percent of the unarmed people killed by police in 2017 were black.
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The aforementioned rules also apply to perceived guns. Police say they mistook Stephon Clark’s iPhone for a gun, a common mistake. Rumain Brisbon was carrying a prescription bottle that police assumed was a firearm. Cops allegedly
thought Amadou Diallo’s wallet was a gun.

Walking around empty-handed doesn’t matter. Baltimore police officers admitted that they kept toy guns to plant in case they shot a suspect.
 
Although black people make up only 13 percent of the population, 35 percent of the unarmed people killed by police in 2017 were black.

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Carrying no Firearm At All

The aforementioned rules also apply to perceived guns. Police say they mistook Stephon Clark’s iPhone for a gun, a common mistake. Rumain Brisbon was carrying a prescription bottle that police assumed was a firearm. Cops allegedly
thought Amadou Diallo’s wallet was a gun.

Walking around empty-handed doesn’t matter. Baltimore police officers admitted that they kept toy guns to plant in case they shot a suspect.
 
Although black people make up only 13 percent of the population, 35 percent of the unarmed people killed by police in 2017 were black.

 
Amadou Diallo was simply walking to his apartment. When Chicago Police Detective Dante Servin shot Rekia Boyd, she was not involved in any crime or altercation. She just happened to be walking by. Terence Crutcherwas shot in the back when he was killed by Tulsa, Okla., Police Officer Betty Shelby.All three victims were unarmed.
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Amadou Diallo was simply walking to his apartment. When Chicago Police Detective Dante Servin shot Rekia Boyd, she was not involved in any crime or altercation. She just happened to be walking by. Terence Crutcherwas shot in the back when he was killed by Tulsa, Okla., Police Officer Betty Shelby.

All three victims were unarmed.

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Walking

Amadou Diallo was simply walking to his apartment. When Chicago Police Detective Dante Servin shot Rekia Boyd, she was not involved in any crime or altercation. She just happened to be walking by. Terence Crutcherwas shot in the back when he was killed by Tulsa, Okla., Police Officer Betty Shelby.

All three victims were unarmed.

 
When Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown Jr., Wilson testified that Brown turned toward him after Brown had already been shot at least once. Philando Castile was facing Officer Jeronimo Yanez when Yanez shot him. Apparently, police “fear for their lives” no matter in which direction you turn.
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When Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown Jr., Wilson testified that Brown turned toward him after Brown had already been shot at least once. Philando Castile was facing Officer Jeronimo Yanez when Yanez shot him. Apparently, police “fear for their lives” no matter in which direction you turn.

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Facing the Police

When Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown Jr., Wilson testified that Brown turned toward him after Brown had already been shot at least once. Philando Castile was facing Officer Jeronimo Yanez when Yanez shot him. Apparently, police “fear for their lives” no matter in which direction you turn.

 
Tommy Sanders, a Baltimore police officer, approached Lamont Hunt because Hunt was “staring at him.” Sanders said that Hunt attacked him, but every witness in the trial said that Hunt did not assault him but walked away. Sanders shot Hunt in the back of the head. He was found not guilty.
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Tommy Sanders, a Baltimore police officer, approached Lamont Hunt because Hunt was “staring at him.” Sanders said that Hunt attacked him, but every witness in the trial said that Hunt did not assault him but walked away. Sanders shot Hunt in the back of the head.
 
He was found not guilty.

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Tommy Sanders, a Baltimore police officer, approached Lamont Hunt because Hunt was “staring at him.” Sanders said that Hunt attacked him, but every witness in the trial said that Hunt did not assault him but walked away. Sanders shot Hunt in the back of the head.
 
He was found not guilty.

 
Mike Brown Jr. was described as a “hulk,” even though he was the same height as Darren Wilson. Eric Garner was so big that Officer Daniel Pantaleo had to use an outlawed choke hold.
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Mike Brown Jr. was described as a “hulk,” even though he was the same height as Darren Wilson. Eric Garner was so big that Officer Daniel Pantaleo had to use an outlawed choke hold.

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Being Too Big

Mike Brown Jr. was described as a “hulk,” even though he was the same height as Darren Wilson. Eric Garner was so big that Officer Daniel Pantaleo had to use an outlawed choke hold.

 
Alton Sterling shouldn’t have had a gun, even though it was tucked in his waistband. No witnesses even saw Anthony Lamar Smith’s weapon. Forensic scientists only found the DNA of St. Louis Police Officer Jason Shockley on the .38 revolver they said belonged to Smith. Before shooting Smith, Shockley was even recorded saying, “I’m going to kill this motherfucker, don’t you know it!”
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Alton Sterling shouldn’t have had a gun, even though it was tucked in his waistband. No witnesses even saw Anthony Lamar Smith’s weapon. Forensic scientists only found the DNA of St. Louis Police Officer Jason Shockley on the .38 revolver they said belonged to Smith. Before shooting Smith, Shockley was even recorded saying, “I’m going to kill this motherfucker, don’t you know it!”

Shockley was found not guilty in Smith’s death.

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Carrying an Illegal Firearm

Alton Sterling shouldn’t have had a gun, even though it was tucked in his waistband. No witnesses even saw Anthony Lamar Smith’s weapon. Forensic scientists only found the DNA of St. Louis Police Officer Jason Shockley on the .38 revolver they said belonged to Smith. Before shooting Smith, Shockley was even recorded saying, “I’m going to kill this motherfucker, don’t you know it!”

Shockley was found not guilty in Smith’s death.

 
Officers Christopher DiPashquale and Kirk Dodd pulled over 17-year-old Donta Dawson and told him to put his hands up. When he did, they shot him for “sudden movements.” South Carolina State Trooper Sean Groubert asked Levar Jones for his driver’s license. When Hones reached for it, Groubert shot him.
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Officers Christopher DiPashquale and Kirk Dodd pulled over 17-year-old Donta Dawson and told him to put his hands up. When he did, they shot him for “sudden movements.” South Carolina State Trooper Sean Groubert asked Levar Jones for his driver’s license. When Hones reached for it, Groubert shot him.

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Complying with Police Orders

Officers Christopher DiPashquale and Kirk Dodd pulled over 17-year-old Donta Dawson and told him to put his hands up. When he did, they shot him for “sudden movements.” South Carolina State Trooper Sean Groubert asked Levar Jones for his driver’s license. When Hones reached for it, Groubert shot him.

 
One of the biggest things you must learn is how to “stop resisting.” Do not try to breathe like Eric Garner. Do not smoke a cigarette like Sandra Bland. Open the door when cops have their guns out, unlike Korryn Gaines. Do not try to plead your case like Oscar Grant.
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One of the biggest things you must learn is how to “stop resisting.” Do not try to breathe like Eric Garner. Do not smoke a cigarette like Sandra Bland. Open the door when cops have their guns out, unlike Korryn Gaines. Do not try to plead your case like Oscar Grant.

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Not Complying with Police Orders

One of the biggest things you must learn is how to “stop resisting.” Do not try to breathe like Eric Garner. Do not smoke a cigarette like Sandra Bland. Open the door when cops have their guns out, unlike Korryn Gaines. Do not try to plead your case like Oscar Grant.

 
Philando Castile was carrying a legally registered firearm when Jeronimo Yanez shot him. He never pointed it at Yanez. He informed Yanez that he was carrying a gun. But still ...I’m just giving you the rules.
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Philando Castile was carrying a legally registered firearm when Jeronimo Yanez shot him. He never pointed it at Yanez. He informed Yanez that he was carrying a gun. But still ...

I’m just giving you the rules.

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Carrying a Legal Firearm

Philando Castile was carrying a legally registered firearm when Jeronimo Yanez shot him. He never pointed it at Yanez. He informed Yanez that he was carrying a gun. But still ...

I’m just giving you the rules.

 
Like Tamir Rice, John Crawford was carrying a BB gun when Crawford was shot and killed in an Ohio Walmart. Crawford’s killer said he felt an “imminent threat.” Officer Timothy Loehmann, who shot and killed Tamir Rice, said, “The threat to my partner and myself was real and active.”Toy guns are strictly forbidden if you want to live.
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Like Tamir Rice, John Crawford was carrying a BB gun when Crawford was shot and killed in an Ohio Walmart. Crawford’s killer said he felt an “imminent threat.” Officer Timothy Loehmann, who shot and killed Tamir Rice, said, “The threat to my partner and myself was real and active.”

Toy guns are strictly forbidden if you want to live.

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Carrying a Fake Firearm

Like Tamir Rice, John Crawford was carrying a BB gun when Crawford was shot and killed in an Ohio Walmart. Crawford’s killer said he felt an “imminent threat.” Officer Timothy Loehmann, who shot and killed Tamir Rice, said, “The threat to my partner and myself was real and active.”

Toy guns are strictly forbidden if you want to live.

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