Last night we were afforded once again the despicably all too common opportunity to witness a black man being murdered by police when Minnesota man Philando Castile was shot and killed. A video, uploaded by his girlfriend live to Facebook during the aftermath of the fatal traffic stop is chilling, and still somehow surprising, despite our knowing that this is the reality of the country we live in.
Sadly, it wasn’t even the first police murder captured on film this week, as video emerged of another man, Alton Sterling, himself being killed while being restrained.
Millions are justifiably outraged, but one voice has stood out among those online expressing their pain in the form of a video posted by an Ohio police officer named Nakia Jones. In the video, Jones calls out her fellow officers.
“How dare you stand next to me in the same uniform and murder somebody,” she says. “How dare you! You ought to be ashamed of yourself! So, why don’t we just keep it real? If you’re that officer that knows good and well you’ve got a God complex, you’re afraid of people that don’t look like you, you have no business in that uniform! Take it off!”
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