Following the police shooting of Sylville Smith, one of many Milwaukee residents protesting the killing says in an interview rebroadcast on “Democracy Now!” that police bear responsibility for the chaos rending black communities. The man being interviewed (pictured here) says he is Smith's brother, Sedan.

'Slow-Motion Mass Murders'

by on

Public officials are very selective about when violence and death matter. Massacres and terrorist incidents cannot be ignored, but the day-to-day toll from gun violence is often swept aside. Politicians who tout themselves as advocates of law and order don't want to be unmasked as caring even more about their ratings from gun lobbyists.

Personalize your Truthdig experience. Choose authors to follow, bookmark your favorite articles and more.
Your Truthdig, your way. Access your favorite authors, articles and more.

A password will be e-mailed to you.

Statements and opinions expressed in articles and comments are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.