Night of Pain – Night of Rage

(column written 8/11/14) © 2014 Mumia Abu-Jamal Once again, a Black unarmed youth has been killed by a cop. And while the facts surrounding the shooting are presently unclear, what is clear is that a cop shot 18-year-old Michael Brown 8 times. According to at least one eyewitness, Brown was shot as he stood with his hands up in the air. To anyone who knows American history, this is not a rarity. It is the result of a systematic function of police across the country, to repress, track [...]