Red Lives Matter

NPR’s Story Corps project aired this morning the story of woodcarver John T. Williams, gunned down by a Seattle police officer in 2010.  Williams was carrying his carving knife as he crossed a street.  Deaf in one ear, he did not respond to the officer’s command to drop his knife, and the officer opened fire in a matter of seconds.  As in so many recent stories of police shootings of people of color, no charges were filed against the officer.  You can listen to the story told by Rick Williams, John T. Williams’s brother, by following this link.

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