16 Things That Can Get You Killed If You’re Black

There’s a huge crisis that’s been building for decades here in America but is finally getting attention now due to the popularity of smartphones and the HD quality cameras embedded within them.  Police brutality against black Americans are getting documented and the extreme cases where they kill an unarmed black man, teenager, or child are almost becoming an everyday occurrence.  This list below is just a small sampling out of hundreds of similar cases that all happened within the last 2 years.  I have included the name of the victim if you’d like to do further research on a particular case.  Every name and infraction on the list legitimizes a need for a #BlackLivesMatter slogan / hashtag / protest / social media campaign because the officers who have so callously taken these lives do not seem to value that life when the victim is black.

16 Infractions that could cause you to lose your life if you’re a black man in America:

  1. J Walking / Theft – Mike Brown
  2. Selling Untaxed Cigarettes – Eric Garner
  3. Wearing Baggy Pants – Ervin Leon Edwards
  4. Unpaid Child Support – Walter L Scott
  5. A Kid Playing With A Toy Gun – Tamir Rice
  6. Allegedly Stealing An Energy Drink – Kajieme Powell
  7. Riding A Bike – Dante Parker
  8. Shopping At Walmart – John Crawford
  9. Arguing With Mall Security – McKenzie Cochran
  10. Wearing A Hoodie – Jordan Baker
  11. Asking for Help After Car Accident – Jonathan Ferrell
  12. Mistaken Identity By Police – Carlos Alcis
  13. Sitting While Black – Oscar Grant
  14. Running Away From Police – Eric Harris
  15. Calling 911 for EMS Medical Attention – Jack Lamar Roberson
  16. Walking To The Store To Buy Skittles – Trayvon Martin

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