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The current state of affairs have inspired a series of investigations into the issue of law enforcement systematically getting away with the murder of unarmed people of color. The emphasis so far has been with Black men but Black women are also at risk of this longstanding epidemic.

After it was announced that NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted – the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund Twitter posted a slew of tweets, depicting the names of men and women lost their lives while in police custody. The timeline begins from 1999, the year Amadou Diallo was gunned down in New York.

The collage of faces total 76, and each story is a testimony to the fact that there is a fundamental breakdown in the way cops relate to the black community. The urge to kill instead of implementing disabling tactics seems to be the root of a problem that has gone way to long without resolve.

To see the full timeline please visit twitter.com/NAACP_LDF

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