Democrat: ‘It Feels Like Open Season on Black Men’

By JM Rieger
Posted June 30, 2015 at 12:30pm
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Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., an outspoken critic of police shootings, took to the House floor again Monday to slam police for the death of an unarmed black man in South Carolina earlier this month, calling on Congress to stop ignoring what Johnson deemed a “crisis.” “It feels like open season on black men in America and I’m outraged,” Johnson said. “In fact, all Americans are at risk when bad actors in law enforcement use their guns instead of their heads. Despite bipartisan nationwide calls for action … this Congress does nothing.” In December, the Congressional Black Caucus on the House floor protested a grand jury’s decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown by repeating the refrain “hands up, don’t shoot.”