Whenever black people bring up the history of America’s wrongdoings, we are told to “get over it” and “stop living in the past”. But whenever a police officer shoots a black person, they are quick to bring up the victim’s criminal history.

Keith Lamont Scott had a criminal record. But you know what? Get over it.

This is not about what he did years ago, it is about what he was doing in that fatal encounter with police. Footage showed Scott behaving non-aggressively and walking backwards as he was killed.

Focus on these facts and stop living in the past.

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