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People’s Daily: Why the U.S. Got Stuck in the Shooting-Protest Dead Loop

People’s Daily recently published a commentary suggesting that the U.S. is suffering the “dead loop” of having shooting tragedies followed by violent protests every month and it seems there is no way out. The article started with a discussion of “yet another shooting” which occurred recently in Charlotte, North Carolina. An unarmed black man was just one of the tens of thousands of innocent lives lost under police guns. Just in 2015, 986 innocent people died due to “over law enforcement.” That covered all 50 U.S. states except Rhode Island. Of those who died, 40 percent were African American. The U.S. always labels itself as the leader of democracy and human rights. However, even the democratically elected black President Obama regretted that there have been too many tragedies caused by a “disease” in the justice system – racial discrimination. The violent and over-done law enforcement process in the U.S. has made the nation’s human rights record “rustic,” and brought the total number of current prisoners to 2.2 million, which makes the U.S. number one in the world. Minorities can do nothing but protest. The author concluded that racial discrimination and injustice in the justice system bought the U.S. a one-way ticket to go deeper and deeper into the “shooting-protest dead loop.”

Source: People’s Daily, September 22, 2016