WHEN WILL HEADLINES LIKE THIS STOP?

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Sorry to say that police killing black men hasn’t taken a holiday this summer. There’s a new case every week, it seems. It’s too early to tell what the burglary suspect was guilty of but something was definitely wrong if Christian Taylor drove through a car dealership window. And allegedly damaged cars and fled from police. Maybe he was drunk. Maybe he wanted to steal cars. Or both. But shooting an unarmed burglary suspect shouldn’t replace an investigation. Police have no right to conduct a trial and execute a death sentence on the spot. Yet they regularly do all over the country and they typically get off with no charges.

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