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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Killed by Police compares to lynchings in United States

Photo by Tomi Johnson
As I heard the news this morning that another unarmed black citizen has been killed by police in the United States, I wondered how the old way of lynching compares.

According to Wikipedia, "Lynching was the practice of killing, usually by a hanging resulting from extrajudicial mob action."

Since 1882 through 1964, a period of 82 years, 1,297 whites and 3,445 blacks were lynched for a total of 4,742. (

Photo by Tomi Johnson
According to KilledByPolice, 855 people have been killed by police between January 1, 2016 and September 2016, over nine months, the time it takes to bring a baby into the world. In nine months, the police have killed as many citizens as it took to lynch folks over a 15 year period. (  

According to KilledByPolice's Facebook page, "At least 3,957 people have been killed by U.S. police since May 1, 2013, the day this page was created." (

Today, cops can shoot to kill anyone if they fear their lives or the lives of others are in danger. And most of the time, they get away with it and serve no time for their actions.

As one of my brothers in Christ told me today, "Why do our city officials hire cowards, give them guns, and try to protect them when they murder and brutalize our people? How can they take bombing suspects who are shooting at officers alive in New York, but kill unarmed black men in Cleveland?"

The victims of police MOB violence are the ones in danger from brigades of cops wielding Tasers, firearms, body armor, tanks, and robot bombs. Skittles, toy guns, fists, plastic swords, and vape cigarettes present weak forms of defense against massive arsenals and protective orders to kill.

This is the new lynching which is condoned by our government. And its sights have been set on black men who they deem problematic, insane or drugged threats who cannot be negotiated with or arrested. 

Are we under martial law? It's probably not a coincidence that the head of the U.S. Justice Department is a black woman named Attorney General Lynch. 

Odd, but true. 

Twenty years ago, John J. Dilulio, Jr. wrote an article entitled, "My Black Crime Problem, and Ours."  Please read and understand where some people are coming from...

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