Walter Wallace Jr.: A Black life that mattered

If your Black son is mentally ill and is behaving erratically, think before you call the cops.If you do, he may wind up shot multiple times like Walter Wallace Jr. was on Monday afternoon in West Philly.Two cops fatally wounded him in front of his mother as neighbors watched, leaving a community traumatized not just by the shooting but by the rioting and destruction that took place in the streets after.I viewed the cellphone video of the shooting numerous times and can’t get the sound of his mother’s wails out of my head. Or the questions we don’t yet have answers to: Why didn’t the officers u...


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