Thursday, August 14, 2014

What was different

White men can wander around in Targets and Chipotles and Starbucks with actual rifles and, as far as I can tell, nobody calls the police about them.

John Crawford, on the other hand, picks up an unloaded BB gun off a shelf in a Walmart - in, by the way, an Open Carry state - and customers call the cops who shoot him dead. Which was "proper procedure".

So what was different that time? Simple, predictable, and tragic.

John Crawford was a black man.

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