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Saturday, December 5, 2020
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Staples family wins $2.5 million in police lawsuit

The family of Tommie Staples Jr., shot to death by Detroit police officers Barron Townsend and Steven Kopp in June 2008, has won a settlement of $2.5 million in their wrongful death lawsuit, but, their lawyer said, “No discipline has been brought against these officers for Tommie Staples’ death."

Karmic justice

Most people of color know that the cops, and police departments as institutions, historically represent the street enforcement arm of white American racism. Indeed, the police were born out of the white slave patrols.