Back in October, I posted a response to the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri, following the murder of Michael Brown. And not two days later, New York City absolved a police officer for the similar murder of Eric Garner. I was so floored that I couldn’t even form a new thought – I simply linked to my previous post, with a title that nodded to the great Nina Simone song “Mississippi God-Damn.”
And then in June, when a group of teenagers were attacked by police at a pool party in Texas, I linked to it again, making the wry joke that at this rate, I should maybe just always link back to my Ferguson post, and keep a running tally of each new incident.
And not two days later, another group of kids was attacked by police. And then not two days after that, a white supremacist shot up a church.
So here is the running tally:
It is absolutely obscene that I feel like I have to do this.