Being Different Like Elijah McClain Does Not Protect From Being Seen as Threat

If George Floyd or Rayshard Brooks’ deaths did not convince opponents of Black Lives Matter that police brutality poses a serious threat to innocent African-Americans, then Elijah McClain’s death definitely should.

Some people still point to the mistakes made by Floyd and Brooks to justify their deaths because that is par for the course for racists when police unnecessarily kill an African-American.

All an officer or civilian has to say is that they feared for their life and an African-American dies in vain because we are supposedly so threatening.

Elijah McClain did not fit any of the stereotypes of a threatening African-American man.

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