Raheem Nelson

Featured Illustration: Black Lives Matter

I used to view unlawful treatment of black men by police officers as something that didn’t directly affect me. I’ve never had any issues with the police and I intend to keep it that way. Over the years I opened my eyes to what’s really going on. It does affect me. Specifically I’m referring to Mike Brown’s shooting in Ferguson and Eric Garner’s death in New York. Both officers got off without consequence and it’s absolutely ridiculous. That says to me officers can just kill Black Men and children and remain unscathed. This has to change. Artwork created in Procreate. Inspired by photos from Reuters taken by Jim Young.

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