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14 Reasons We Can’t Breathe

On December 22, Milwaukee District die-inAttorney John Chisolm announced his decision to clear former police officer Christopher Manney of all charges in the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton.
Dontre was shot 14 times. At a die-in at Mayfair Mall, demonstrators announced 14 reasons they can’t breathe:

1. I can’t breathe because Wisconsin is the worst state for Black people.
2. I can’t breathe because Wisconsin leads the nation in incarceration of Black men.
3. I can’t breathe because of the widening income inequality here.
4. I can’t breathe because of lack of transit access.
5. I can’t breathe because of the defunding of public schools.
6. I can’t breathe because of the lack of a living wage.
7. I can’t breathe because of the lack of good health care access.
8. I can’t breathe because of high infant mortality.
9. I can’t breathe because of generational poverty.
10. I can’t breathe because of segregation.
11. I can’t breathe because of inadequate childcare.
12. I can’t breathe because of white supremacist capitalism.
13. I can’t breathe because of environmental injustice.
14. I can’t breathe because there is no justice for Dontre Hamilton

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