Oscar Grant. Rodney King. Abner Louima. Amadou Diallo. Sean Bell. Johnny Gammage. Patrick Dorismond. Ousmane Zongo. Randolph Evans. Nathaniel Levi Gaines. Jimmie Lee Jackson. Terrance Shurn. Lillie Belle Allen.

What do they all have in common? Apart, that is, from being beaten or shot or chased into a wall or otherwise killed by or with the help of pigs for no reason. Can you guess, without watching the video of the latest pig murder? Nothing has changed. Except that we’re becoming desensitized. Will there be rioting in the streets about the murder of Oscar Grant? I predict no.

(There will, however, be a rally tomorrow.)


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