Your DGB for today is to follow, share, retweet, and otherwise amplify the voices of organizations documenting and working to end police violence.
This month we learned that the numbers for citizens killed by the police are actually on the rise, but thanks to the scandal-machine in the Oval Office, nothing else can get any traction in the news, let alone the deaths of Americans at the hands of law enforcement. Are you one who needs to read all the horrific facts for yourself? Check out databases like this one or this one for the alarming truth. If we don’t want this issue to fall through the cracks, we’re going to have to take to social media to make sure it stays in the minds of our friends, neighbors, and the American electorate. So, please follow Killed By Police and Mapping Police Violence, as well as Black Lives Matter and Campaign Zero on social media and share their content as widely and as loudly as you can.
Just because traditional media is distracted, doesn’t mean we have to be.