"He grabbed me, he threw me down, he started beating me, he beat me. I felt like he was trying to kill me, beat me to death." — Marlene Pinnock describing her encounter with a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

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"I would like to see him go to jail with the death penalty." — Lesley McSpadden, after her unarmed black son was shot and killed by a police officer in suburban St. Louis.

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"There aren't words to describe the sadness I feel about the accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr." — NASCAR star Tony Stewart after he struck and killed a sprint car driver walking on the track after an accident.




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