Black body count

 

Black body count

He wasn’t shot for terrorist activities

He wasn’t shot for engaging cops in a drug bust

not for breaking-and-entering

not for running from justice

He wasn’t shot for resisting arrest

He wasn’t shot for public disorder

He was shot.

He was shot for wearing a hoodie

He was shot for resisting a stop-and-frisk

for walking in a gated neighborhood

for threatening looks on the subway

for removing hands from pockets

for driving too slow by

He was shot for playing music too high

He was shot for using coarse language

wearing a bandana

pants hanging too low

style of walk too ‘thuggish’

He was shot.

He was shot because he was young

He was shot because he was Black.

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