Published on Jul 8, 2016 Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, and Ben Gleib, LIBERAL hosts of The Young Turks, break it down
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The three-time WNBA champions wore black T-shirts that read “Change starts with us, justice and accountability” and on the back had Philando Castile’s and Alton Sterling’s names along with “Black Lives Matter” and a Dallas Police Department emblem.The Minnesota Lynx aren't the first to face a police boycott related to Black Lives Matter--in several cities, police refused to provide security for Beyonce concerts after the singer's comments that some called anti-police.
Police officers killed Castile in Falcon Heights and Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., last week, setting off protests here and nationwide.
At a pregame news conference, Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson said the players were “wearing shirts to honor and mourn the loss of precious American citizens and to plead change for all of us.”
I remember the countless times I canvassed the area afterwards, and asked everyone “did you see who did it,” and the popular response from the very same family members was always, “F**k the Police, I ain’t no snitch, I’m gonna take care of this myself.” This happened every single time, every single homicide, black on black.There cannot be a single sane person of any color living in these United States who does NOT want inner city violence to end, who does NOT want more innocent lives lost, who does NOT want murder and crime to be reduced, who does NOT want fewer young black men dead, in jail, hopeless…
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“I want you to know that your voice is important,” Lynch said Friday during a news conference at the Justice Department. “Do not be discouraged by those who would use your lawful actions as cover for their heinous violence. We will continue to safeguard your constitutional rights and to work with you in the difficult mission of building a better nation and a brighter future.”