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Sun, 11.30.2003

Another Black Man Dead From Police Brutality

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On this date in 2003, another Black man died after being beaten by police in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Nathanial Jones, 41, died at the hands of six white-American officers during a traffic stop earlier that week. The officers asserted their constitutional right to remain silent while being investigated.

At the time of his death, the 342-pound Jones had an excessive amount of drugs in his system, but the city coroner confirmed that his death resulted from the beating from the nightsticks (formally known as PR-24 batons).

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I kissed a kiss in youth Upon a dead man's brow; And that was long ago- And I'm a grown man now. It's lain there in the dust, Thirty years and more- My lips that... SCINTILLA by William Stanley Braithwaite.
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