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Cincinnati body-cam images made us players in a video game

Cincinnati body-cam images made us players in a video game

Imagine this video game scenario: You’re a white police officer in Cincinnati, and you’ve just made a traffic stop. There’s a black man named Samuel DuBose in the car, and you are talking to him through his open window. Both of you are speaking calmly. You try to open the door, but he holds it shut. You pull out your gun and shoot him in the head. Over the past two years, the world has seen a sudden uptick in videos depicting police brutality against blacks. Eric Garner’s death in New York City was captured on a bystander's mobile phone camera. So was that of Walter Scott, who was shot as he fled from an officer in North Charleston, S.C. Those videos were...

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