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  • Slave Patrols Then, Police Killing Blacks Now

    As we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in America, many powerful commentaries are being written comparing the harsh treatment of runaway slaves with the persistent use of deadly force by cops confronting unarmed black men. After reciting the melancholy litany of recent cases, Garner, Brown, Ford, 12 year old Tamir Rice, Akai Gurley in Brooklyn, Rumain Brisbon in Phoenix and Tony Robinson last week in Madison Wisconsin, author Edward Ball wrote powerfully in Sunday’s Times about the past impacting the present.
    The great-great-grandson of slaveholders, who unlike actor Ben Affleck accepts his family’s dark legacy, Ball describes how young black men who did not have proper papers were regarded as suspect....