Thursday, December 4, 2014

Quote for Day: "The Pattern Is Nevertheless Hard to Ignore"

Steve Benen at Maddow Blog on the grand jury's decision not to indict in the Eric Garner killing:

Each of these stories are, to be sure, individual incidents, worthy of their own attention. The victims’ loved ones deserve support, not because of a broader pattern, but because of their unique pain. 
That said, the pattern is nevertheless hard to ignore.

As I said last week about the Michael Brown story and its parallels to other similar stories about black males and the American justice system, "It's as if there's a pattern here, isn't it?"

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