Police Don’t Need to Hug Black People. They Just Need to Stop Killing Them.

By Stacey Patton and David J. Leonard, The Washington Post
May 29, 2015

A strange new type of story has started popping up in social media feeds and Web headlines lately, in between news of (yet more) unarmed black people being brutalized or shot dead by police. It’s the flip side of the #blacklivesmatter movement: “feel-good” stories of white cops hugging and doing good deeds for black women and children.

The recent examples seem endless: An Alabama cop, instead of arresting a poor black woman who stole three eggs to feed her grandchildren who hadn’t eaten in a few days, purchased a dozen eggs for her. But he’s not the only knight in shining Kevlar.

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