“We shouldn’t get too caught up in this notion that somehow people who are asking for fair treatment are somehow, automatically, anti-police, are trying to only look out for Black lives as opposed to others.”
“You can’t simply dismiss it as a symptom of political correctness or reverse racism. To have your experience denied like that, dismissed by those in authority, dismissed perhaps even by your White friends, your coworkers, fellow church members again and again and again, it hurts.”
From Baton Rouge to St. Paul to Los Angeles, hundreds hit the streets this weekend to protest the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. There were hundreds of arrests, and, in several faceoffs, demonstrators were knocked to the ground by police and stepped on.
Yafeuh Balogun, a member of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, criticized Dallas officials for incubating the environment of injustice in which Micha Xavier Johnson allegedly shot and killed five police officers.