Police Killed My Dad When I Was 8. Next Came the Rage. (The Marshall Project)

When I hear household names like George FloydWalter Scott and Alton Sterling, I don’t land on the grisly videos of their killings or the fates of the police officers who ended their lives.

I think about their children.

Police murdered my father three decades ago, when I was 8. As his son, I know firsthand how losing a parent this way can derail a family for generations. I can still see these deaths through the eyes of the youngest victims.

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