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One outrage bled into another in Missouri this week, as protesters from around the country began their planned “Weekend of Resistance” days after the shooting of another black teen in St. Louis sparked another round of escalated protests.
There’s a lot we don’t know about how many people have actually been killed at police hands in the United States, thanks to woefully inadequate transparency and federal record-keeping. But there’s one thing we do now know.
Cops say Myers fired a gun. Relatives said he was not holding a gun; only a sandwich. Either way, community members are questioning why the off-duty cop stopped Myers and his friends in the first place, escalating the incident to gunfire.
More than a month after Michael Brown was shot dead, protesters are still waiting for the grand jury to decide whether it will indict Darren Wilson. But the first court ruling has been issued telling police to stand down when it comes to protesters.