Time Cover Declares ‘Black Lives Matter’

The magazine adopts an unfortunately well-known phrase.


Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Walter Scott.

Sadly, as Time editor-at-large David Von Drehle notes in his cover story, there remains this:

Meanwhile, the outcome for [Officer Michael] Slager is impossible to know. Though he was being held without bail, though he was denounced by officials from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, though his own lawyer dropped his case and North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey said flatly that the shooting was ‘wrong,’ it remains difficult to convict a police officer in many jurisdictions.

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