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Ta’Kiya Young tragically lost her life over shoplifting, an offense that should not warrant a death penalty

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The author of this opinion piece criticizes the dehumanization of Black victims of police killings and highlights the case of Ta’Kiya Young, a Black woman who was shot and killed by a police officer in Blendon Township, Ohio. The author argues that Young’s alleged theft of alcohol should not justify her death and criticizes the excessive use of force by the police officer. The author also points out the racial disparities in how shoplifting is treated, with Black individuals being treated as “Public Enemy No. 1” while white individuals accused of similar crimes face lesser consequences. The article concludes by emphasizing that Young should still be alive and criticizing those who blame her for her own death.

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