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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Rakeyia Scott’s Slip Of The Tongue Is A Window Into The Poignancy Of Police Shootings

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As officers huddle around her dying husband, she shouts out: “Did y’all call the police?”
Call the police. It’s what one does, or is supposed to do, when a crime has been committed, when someone is in need of help. The idea that the police exist to protect and serve is so powerful that it broke through the reality of what she had just witnessed: police shooting her husband to death.
She quickly caught her mistake. “I mean, did y’all call the ambulance?”
Given the nonchalant attitude officers betrayed as Keith Scott lay on the pavement bleeding, she didn’t wait for an answer and took it upon herself to call 911.

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