Another Name, Another Hashtag

Today I turned on the news and learned another name
Another hashtag
Another thing that can get me and people who look like me killed

Eric
Tamir
Rekia
Sandra
Countless others
And now?
Alton

Cause of death?
Loosies
Toys
Talking too loudly
Failure to signal
Selling CDs

Homicide

Cops deciding to be
Prosecutor
Judge
Jury
Executioner

The media will say
“He shouldn’t have resisted”
“The toy was too realistic”
“She shouldn’t have been out so late”
“She shouldn’t have had an attitude”
“He shouldn’t have had a gun (in an open carry state)”

Today I turned on the TV
And learned another name
Another hashtag
Another cause of death

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