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Jay Smooth: Sandra Bland, Sam DuBose and the names we'll never know

In this installment of The Illipsis, Jay Smooth looks for lessons — and signs of hope — in these grim few weeks of news dominated by the tragic deaths of Sandra Bland and Sam DuBose.

“We’ve seen people like DeRay McKesson demonized as ‘conspiracy mongers,’ for asking a lot of questions,” Jay explains. “But when you have a system built upon lying, and covering up, and hiding the truth, it is only by asking 1,000 questions that we find out which 10 questions needed to be asked.”

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