Beyond "No Justice, No Peace": In Case After Case, Cops Shoot Black People and Walk Away. What Can We Do?
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Citation of Original PublicationWatkins, D. (2016, October 02). Beyond "No Justice, No Peace": In Case after Case, Cops Shoot Black People and Walk Away; What can we do?. Salon.com. https://www.salon.com/2016/10/02/beyond-no-justice-no-peace-in-case-after-case-cops-shoot-black-people-and-walk-away-what-can-we-do/.
What’s an activist to do? We fight, we plan, we petition, we strategize -- and for what? Last week, Baltimore County released a statement saying that charges will not be filed against the officers who shot and killed a 23-year-old woman named Korryn Gaines. According to prosecutors, who presented conflicting evidence -- the officer who shot Gaines first said he feared for his life, before flip-flopping and saying he feared for the life of his colleague, who wasn’t in Gaines' view -- the fatal shots were justified.