On August 30, 2010, at 4:15 in the afternoon, Native American woodcarver John T. Williams was killed by police at the corner of Boren and Howell for the crime of whittling while walking.
This was before videos of police killings became sickeningly familiar. Before Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Philando Castile and far too many others. Before the Ferguson uprising, and before #BlackLivesMatter.
The dashcam video of the shooting was brief, brutal, and almost impossible to comprehend.
Read more in the June 17-23, 2020 issue.