It’s impossible to gauge the intensity of fear Kameron Gines may have felt before he allegedly fatally shot 27-year-old Brent Copeland three times at close range. And we may never know details because Gines refused to speak to police after the shooting last month at the Good Trip convenience store at 27th Street and Indiana Avenue. After reading the police report, I can’t help but think calmer heads could have prevented the deadly encounter.
Officiating the early morning youth basketball game should have been as easy as a Sunday morning stroll. Get in, call a good game and get out. Instead, the contest almost turned into a physical altercation between a spectator and me. The nose-to-nose confrontation happened two years ago at a local gym. The man was presumably the parent of a 7th-grade student on a competitive youth basketball team.
Gary Kremer, a professor and scholar of African-American history, was once asked by a white student why black people can’t just get over racism. The student noted that slavery ended well before the student’s parents or grandparents were alive. “My short response to that question was they can’t get over (racism) because it isn’t over,” Kremer said. It was a logical answer to a simplistic and offensive question.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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