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Racial Stereotyping: How Dangerous Is It for Young Black Men?

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A month after the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Florida, unarmed black teenager Kendrec McDade was killed by police bullets in Pasadena.  Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson showed up to make a connection. The officers are back on duty, but an investigation is still going on. We have an update. Also, since Ralph's closed its grocery store in South Los Angeles, residents make do once a week in a liquor store parking lot. We hear about "Fresh Fridays."

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Saturday's "Not Guilty" verdict in the George Zimmerman trial produced angry protests in several cities over the weekend, including Los Angeles. What did the trial reveal about Florida law and racial justice in the United States?

 

Banner image: Family members of college student Kendrec McDade, who was shot by Pasadena police, speak at a rally in support of slain teenager Trayvon Martin in Los Angeles, California, April 26, 2012. Photo: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters