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Gerrik Thomas -- a slain black life that mattered too

Gerrik Thomas -- a slain black life that mattered too

To the editor: I wholeheartedly agree with Michael Krikorian that there is a horrible lack of outrage about Gerrik Thomas' killing in South Los Angeles. Where are the protests? Do black lives matter only when those lives are taken by people who are not black? ("Just another South L.A. killing?," Opinion, Feb. 4)

The problem, as I see it, is that the media do not find this sort of homicide newsworthy. Why not? Newspapers like The Times and others ought to devote the effort and space to make the killing of black people front-page news, just as when the police...

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