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White People Can’t Comprehend – The Deadly Consequences of Being Black!

If Police Shootings Are Up & Violent Crimes Down, The Question That Has To Be Asked, Is Race A Factor In Police Shootings?

“Every time there is an officer-involved shooting there should be an examination of what happened in that particular case and was the training that officer received correct,” – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

When many outside our community see the protest, the riots, the anger, the frustration the world saw after the grand jury decision was announced that they were not going to indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing unarmed Ferguson teen, Mike Brown, many white people couldn’t comprehend what all the frustration is all about.

A week later a Staten Island grand jury decision came in and it was announced there would be no indictment of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner. New York was all ready in the streets showing their support the of brothers and sisters Ferguson, but many thought because the death of Eric Garner was captured on video, there was no way, there wouldn’t be an indictment.

As Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester the phone has been ringing off the hook. I had everyone from News 12 contacting me for a statement, Al Jazeera TV inviting publisher Damon K. Jones to the studio again this week to speak, The Journal News calling for comment, to my appearances on WFAS Mornings With Bob Marrone Show and Damon and I appearing on the Lisa Wexler Show on WFAS and being invited to speak on WVOX, one thing became crystal clear, as I heard some of the callers, read all the chatter on the internet, there are alot of white people who do not understand why we as a people, are so outraged at these decisions. I had one caller ask me just that on Bob Marrone’s show the day after the Ferguson grand jury decision?

My mother used to always say, I can show you better than I can tell you.

So for all those who wonder why the frustration, why all the anger, what’s up with all the protest, BLACK PEOPLE ARE TIRED. I did some digging and comprised a list, with the help of a friend named Naquan Busby who used to work for News 12 in Long Island, of all black lives that have been lost at the hands of the police since 1999

They say seeing is believing, well I am going to test that theory. There have been over 85 Black deaths by Police since 1999, including nine black off-duty police officers who were killed by white officers, (last white officer killed by a fellow officer was 1982, a task force in 2010 that examined police-on-police confrontations found reported Huffington Post).
[FYI: There has never been a reported case of white officer shot, shot at or killed by a black officer by the way]

Here the ones we found, but I’m sure there are more! Please feel free to let us know anyone we missed!

2015: Felix Kumi (Mount Vernon, NY)
2015: Raynette Turner (Mount Vernon, NY) (died in police custody)
2015: Kindra Chapman (Homewood, Alabama) (Died in police custody)
2015: Joyce Curnell (Charleston, South Carolina) (Died in police custody)
2015: Ralkina Jones (Cleveland, Ohio) (Died in police custody)
2015: Sandra Bland (Waller County, Texas) (died in police custody)
2015: Freddie Gray (Baltimore, MD)
2015: Walter Scott (North Charleston, S.C.)
2014: Tamir Rice (Cleveland, OH)
2014: Akai Gurley (Brooklyn, NY)
2014: Victor White III (Iberia Parish, LA)
2014: Anthony Smith (Mount Vernon, NY)
2014: Dante Parker (San Bernardino County, CA)
2014: Kaijeme Powell (St. Louis, MO)
2014: Ezell Ford (Los Angeles, CA)
2014: Michael Brown (Ferguson, MO)
2014: McKenzie Cochran (Southfield, MI)
2014: Tyree Woodson (Baltimore, MD)
2014: John Crawford III (Beavercreek, OH)
2014: Eric Garner (Staten Island, NY)
2014: Yvette Smith (Bastrop, TX)
2014: Dario Tena (Yonkers, NY)
2014: Dontre Hamilton (Red Arrow Park, Milwaukee, WI)
2014: Jordan Baker (Houston, TX)
2013: Kayla Moore (Berkeley, CA)
2013: Barrington Williams (New York, NY)
2013: Andy Lopez (Santa Rosa, CA)
2013: Carlos Alcis (New York, NY)
2013: Deion Fludd (New York, NY)
2013: Clinton Allen (Dallas, TX)
2013: Jonathan Ferrell (Bradfield Farms, NC)
2013: Kimani Gray (New York, NY)
2013: Kyam Livingstone (New York, NY) – Died in police custody after being refused medical treatment
2013: Larry Eugene Jackson, Jr. (Austin, TX)
2013: Miriam Carey (Washington, DC)
2012: Chavis Carter (Jonesboro, AR)
2012: Dante Price (Dayton, OH)
2012: Duane Brown (New York, NY)
2012: Ervin Jefferson (Atlanta, GA)
2012: Jersey Green (Aurora, IL)
2012: Johnnnie Kamahi Warren (Dotham, AL)
2012: Justin Slipp (New Orleans, LA)
2012: Kendrec McDade (Pasadena, CA)
2012: Malissa Williams (Cleveland, OH)
2012: Nehemiah Dillard (Gainesville, FL)
2012: Ramarley Graham (Bronx, NY)
2012: Trayvon Martin (Sanford, FL)
2012: Raymond Allen (Galveston, TX)
2012: Rekia Boyd (Chicago, IL)
2012: Reynaldo Cuevas (New York, NY)
2012: Robert Dumas Jr (Cleveland, OH)

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AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Brother, Author, Writer, Journalism Fellow, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale, Sonicnet.com, Launch.com, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.

7 Comments on White People Can’t Comprehend – The Deadly Consequences of Being Black!

  1. Harzeez Report // April 3, 2015 at 3:29 PM //

    This is a good read. It gives a generalized shared opinion without going far left. Facts is too close to the truth for some. I am curious to know the caller’s reaction to your response. We can’t expect someone who has never gone through our struggle to understand or fully empathize with us

  2. Sadly it’s not only white ppl. Other races have joined. Heard a guy on Rush who could barely speak English make ugly remarks about us.

  3. Dope article son!

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