"Paging Loretta Lynch," comes the reaction from Justin Miller at The Daily Beast, in response to Jennifer Gonnerman's powerful read on the life and suicide of Kalief Browder, imprisoned and tortured as a teenager at Riker without any trial (at a whopping 137,500 shares and rising). "Completely sickening. Kalief Browder's mind and spirit, crushed like butterfly wings," summarizes The Marshall Project's Corey G. Johnson. "Kalief Browder took his life after NY locked him up for 3 years without a trial. He was 21," explains Anita Hofschneider at the Honolulu Civil Beat. "Kalief Browder's life story is tragic. He's a martyr to a cruel apparatus without purpose beyond perpetuating itself," realizes freelance journalist David Roth. "The tragedy of this lost promise, of this lost life," reacts Mashable's Heidi Moore. Jimmy Vielkind with Capital New York calls it "Something to say a prayer about." Put it at the top of your must-reads, today.
In breaking news, the former South Carolina officer who shot and killed Walter Scott has been indicted in his death. "The former cop who killed Walter Scott has been indicted on a murder charge, which is the least we should expect," points out The New Republic's Jamil Smith. Elsewhere in police drama, a Texas officer has been suspended after pulling a gun on a group of black teenagers playing in a pool. "I await the excuses for why this officer had to throw a 14 year old girl to the ground and pull a gun on bystanders," declares Jamelle Bouie at Slate. This triggered The Atlantic to go dumpster-diving into McKinney, Texas and the racial history of American swimming pools. "What happened at the pool in McKinney, Texas? It helps to know that private pools were a way to dodge desegregation," details the post's author, Yoni Appelbaum.