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Mourning a Fallen Hero…
On Friday, we learned 17-year-old Samuel DuBose, shot by an officer in a Cincinnati street and covered in his own blood, was black. Seventeen-year-old Samaji Tarr, shot dead by police in Dallas and left covered in his own blood, was black, too.
To these families we ask, “How could you lose your son, your brother, your mother, like this?”
David Klinger, professor of criminology, criminal justice and criminal justice policy at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, joins us to break down the incidents, what it means for race relations, and the ultimate importance of Black Lives Matter to race relations in America.
Why the Black Lives Matter Movement…
Since its inception in early 2013, Black Lives Matter’s cause has been to protect and ensure the lives of black people, and particularly black men.
So, at its core, how could any African-American boy think that it’s OK to riot, fire cars, smash windows and stomp other human beings out of the way to protect the lives of black people?