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Police brutality in America should come as no surprise – Bryan Stevenson | Comment is Free

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When the then 28-year-old Bryan Stevenson was threatened with a gun by a police officer, he knew better than to run away. Subscribe to The Guardian ► But, he argues, young black men are still presumed guilty and dangerous by many Americans. Now executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and part of President Barack Obama’s policing task force, he says only transitional justice can begin to heal America’s racial wounds. Guardian website ► Endboard videos: Prisons in America are broken - Eric Schlosser ► Everyday racism - Akala ► Guardian playlists: Comment is Free ► Guardian Docs ► Guardian Animations & Explanations ► Guardian Investigations ► Other Guardian channels on YouTube: Guardian Football ► Guardian Music ► Guardian Australia ► Guardian Tech ► Guardian Culture ► Guardian Wires ► Guardian Food ► Watch Me Date ► More Guardian videos: Mos Def force fed in Gitmo procedure ► Edward Snowden interview ► Bangladeshi Sex Workers take steroids ► How your phone spies on you ► What is freedom today? ► 30 Stone man enters Mr Gay UK ► Fighting Isis in Kobani ► How does Ebola kill? ► The SlumGods of Mumbai ► Jesus "would have been an atheist" ► The new global menace ►