Same Old Story

“Police Brutality?…Not Me!” by Sam Milai
First published in the Pittsburgh Courier on January 20, 1968.
Reproduced at The Nib with the assistance of the
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.

I had this comfortable illusion that Rochester was just a little better. That maybe the Daniel Prude affair was a fluke and would be dealt with in a way that would show us to be a good example.

Well, that's shot to hell. Protesters gather in Rochester streets after announcement that no officers will be charged in Daniel Prude's death

And then... this:

Black mother pepper-sprayed in front of her toddler

It seems almost superfluous in this headline. That first word.

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F