We stand today, two weeks after the shooting death of unarmed John Crawford, a week and a half after the police shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown, about a week after the shooting death of Ezell Ford in Los Angeles, in the wake of the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York, years after the shooting death of unarmed Sean Bell and Amadour Diallo in New York, years now after the shooting death of unarmed and handcuffed Oscar Grant in Oakland, years after the shooting death of unarmed Kendrec McDade in Pasadena, a decade after the asphyxiation of unarmed Johnny Gammage in Pittsburgh, more decades after the chokehold police murder of Ron Settles in Signal Hill, the police shooting of Eula Love over a $22 water bill payment in 1979, and so many others.

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