At 7:01 p.m. Friday night I heard the breaking news alert on my phone that signaled the public release of the video showing five Memphis Police officers beating, restraining and ultimately killing 29-year-old Tyre Nichols. At 7:02, I put on my headphones, turned up the music and blocked it all out. I would not watch the video and again participate in the continued traumatization of the Black American psyche.
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