They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives
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FEATURING WESLEY LOWERY – Police killings of Americans are a routine occurrence – something that people in other developed nations find exceedingly strange. But our law enforcement officers kill so many people that media outlets felt the need to keep careful track, especially in the absence of proper government accounting.
The Washington Post became one of the first media outlets to start tracking fatal police shootings, and my guest is part of the team that began the paper’s database.
In his 2016 book They Can’t Kill Us All, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Wesley Lowery, who led the Washington Post’s team in Ferguson, humanized the victims of police brutality: Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, and countless more names of fallen Americans.
They Can’t Kill Us All is now out in paperback, and, in the context of Donald Trump’s presidency the issue takes on a greater urgency.
Wesley Lowery, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for the Washington Post, covering law enforcement and justice. He was the Post’s leader reporter in Ferguson, Missouri covering the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of Mike Brown’s police killing. He is the author of They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives, which was released in paperback in September 2017.