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Philando Castile shooting: Black gun owners worried by acquittal in officer-involved shooting

June 18, 2017 1:17 AM
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Philando Castile shooting: Black gun owners worried by acquittal in officer-involved shooting

Legality is a construct of the powerful — and black Americans are worried how laws and rights of the land affect how minorities are treated by police and society.

Acknowledging that they have a weapon, they said, can open them up to violence from police, who can then claim they feared for their lives simply because of the presence of a gun, even a legal one.

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