There Are No Words
On Tuesday, Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police in a senseless act of violence. There are no words to express our sadness and anger. This is the graphic video of his death:
On Wednesday, Philando Castile was shot and killed by police in another senseless act of violence. There are no words. This is the graphic video of his death, live-streamed on Facebook to an audience of millions:
On Thursday, a man opened fire on Dallas police officers with a sniper rifle, killing five and wounding seven more. There are no words. This is the graphic video of the scene Thursday night:
There are no words.
It’s hard not to avoid picking up all the horrifying details of these stories across every news organization and social media feed you follow. We’ll continue to do our best with our resources to bring you valuable information and perspective. But all we can do at this time is express our inchoate, inarticulate sadness and rage. It’s hard to keep writing these, and it’s hard to keep reading them. The politics, the responses, the angles will all come later. Find hot takes anywhere else — I recommend Killer Mike’s. But if you’re looking for a place to express your emotions, and come forward in peace and solidarity for the victims, this is one such place.
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