Stupid op-ed: ‘End global police state: Muslim lives matter, too’

Michael Brown, Eric Garner and 12-year-old Tamir Rice — the very mention of those names calls to mind the protests that have filled our nation’s streets in recent weeks — in Ferguson, Mo., New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and places in between.

The teenager, along with the father of six, and the grade-school child represent deeply racist and unjust social structures where criminals and thugs masquerading as law-enforcement officers have implicitly been granted a license to kill with impunity.

The nationwide demonstrations on behalf of black and brown victims of the resulting American police state remind us that our country is decidedly on the wrong track.

Statements by New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio, Attorney General Eric Holder, President Barack Obama, and the United Nation’s special rapporteur on torture call us all to a drastic change of direction…

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