Black Lives Matter In Austin Too: Progressivism and its Shortcomings in the Texas Capital

On Monday, February 8, 2016, 17 year old David Joseph was shot and killed by a police officer in Northeast Austin.  Police say the unarmed teen was naked and acted in an aggressive manner when he charged at Officer Geoffrey Freeman. Austin previously encountered police violence against communities of color in the 2013 shooting death of  32 year old Larry Jackson, Jr. After he was questioned about a bank robbery he was shot and killed by a police officer. My synopsis of these events does not do justice to these men’s stories; you should look up their names and...

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