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This Teen Will Spend The Next 65 Years In Prison For...

AFRICANGLOBE - A Black teen in Alabama will spend the next 65 years of his life behind bars for a murder that was committed by police officers. In 2015, Lakeith Smith, 15 at the time, was allegedly involved in two home break-ins in the town of Millbrook, Alabama, according to WSFA. When Smith and his friend, A’Donte Washington, were confronted by police, the police claimed that Washington, 16, had a gun. Without hesitation, the police shot Washington four times, killing the teenager at the scene. The officer who shot and killed Washington, still unnamed, was not charged because courts ruled that the killing was justified.

More Black People Killed By Cops In 2015 Than Were Lynched...

AFRICANGLOBE - After the disturbing executions of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of law enforcement officers this week, racial bias and police brutality have once again become heated subjects in the US. Several online commenters have noted that the safety of Black Americans doesn’t seem to have improved much since Jim Crow laws were struck down in 1965. In fact, US police seem to be killing more Black citizens today than were lynched at the height of US segregation.