"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP
Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.
I just want to note that Melissa shows only men in her slide reel, but was accurate in saying a Black person was killed nearly every week. In that same time frame, girls as young as 7 years old, and women as old as 92 years old, have been shot to death by police and vigilantes and received little to no justice.
In 2012, it was estimated that a Black person was extrajudicially murdered by police and vigilantes in the United States every 28 hours, and that these numbers may be under reported. It is rare to see a conviction that sticks, and many of these murderers go free or back to their “jobs” to continue terrorizing innocent citizens.