It seems that people are turning to Twitter for a lot of things these days. Yesterday, as people looked for a therapeutic outlet, Black Twitter was overcome by raw emotion and pain with the hashtag #IfIDieInPoliceCustody. It elicited tweets that, though heartbreaking, were unsurprising given the expectations black folks have come to expect from police officers designed not to protect and serve bodies that look like us. Instead, our people are left hanging and we are left to tweet #IfIDieInPoliceCustody so that we will have left a trail when they take our lives too soon

TW: Even the hashtag made me want to cry. These tweets do the same

https://twitter.com/deray/status/621831070569340928 https://twitter.com/WillieFrancois3/status/621862773518135296 https://twitter.com/RevrendDoctor/status/621860531520053248 https://twitter.com/amaditalks/status/621877038023110656 https://twitter.com/LeftSentThis/status/621849055082123264 https://twitter.com/BlkMillennials/status/621858241715306496 https://twitter.com/QueenAshleyRob/status/621699213189976064 https://twitter.com/OckyJ83/status/621862197799448576 https://twitter.com/BlvckConscious/status/621839375958196224 https://twitter.com/bdoulaoblongata/status/621837581156663296 https://twitter.com/Russian_Starr/status/621835140558225408 https://twitter.com/See_Say_92/status/621831095911251968 https://twitter.com/ayypollo/status/621830927782559744 https://twitter.com/Nettaaaaaaaa/status/621866584420712449 https://twitter.com/NedraDee/status/621866820136488960 https://twitter.com/See_Say_92/status/621833489327878144 https://twitter.com/memorizeyrlines/status/621866708811255808 https://twitter.com/myblackmindd/status/621866797172551680 https://twitter.com/XLNB/status/621867762625810432 https://twitter.com/See_Say_92/status/621829498900615168 https://twitter.com/KimShoeCrzy/status/621833137002123264 https://twitter.com/Desmond_JaMaal/status/621817228476944384 https://twitter.com/JamilahLemieux/status/621901600655847424 https://twitter.com/jordanacherie/status/621869653678272512 https://twitter.com/MPHX3/status/621869651635630080 https://twitter.com/AIL24/status/621869598107832321 https://twitter.com/TheRedSonRising/status/621871326672875520 https://twitter.com/ImJustCeej/status/621694332370833408 https://twitter.com/__BHB__/status/621830828016865280 https://twitter.com/LipstickNLegos/status/621815714371006464

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