Virginia: Young black man jailed since April for alleged $5 shoplifting found dead in cell

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lagatta
Virginia: Young black man jailed since April for alleged $5 shoplifting found dead in cell

The young man had mental problems. His family believe he starved to death, refusing food and medication. And on the same day Jamycheal Mitchell was arrested, a police officer in the same town fatally shot an unarmed Black 18-year-old...

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/28/jamycheal-mitchell-virgin...

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swallow

Words fail, they truly do.

lagatta

Thanks, swallow. I was a bit upset that nobody had responded, but one never knows with the Net. I was kind of imagining being his aunt.

jas

I find it helpful if these incidents are posted in a thread where the greater context is already being discussed, since they seem to be a recurring theme:

http://rabble.ca/babble/anti-racism-news-and-initiatives/defense-black-r...