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Stars and gripes: True heroes emerge amid appalling injustice – Sydney Morning Herald

In the face of another shocking act of police brutality, American sportspeople showed extraordinary courage, leading the way, manifesting outrage in a manner guaranteed to garner global attention.

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But how lucky are we to live in a country where this is the most violent police action we have seen on our screens in recent days?
Compare that to what happened in America at much the same time. In Kenosha, Wisconsin, a 29-year-old black man, Jacob Blake, was having a blue with his local police in a domestic dispute over him “not returning the complainant’s keys.” He was unarmed, and had his three sons aged three to eight strapped into the back seat of his car, and broke away from the police to…

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