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How New York City Killed Kalief Browder

A talk with Nicole and Deion Browder, siblings of Kalief Browder, whose suicide in 2015 came after a morbid ordeal with New York City’s criminal justice system.
Loved ones attend the funeral of Kalief Browder on June 16, 2015, in the Bronx.
Loved ones attend the funeral of Kalief Browder on June 16, 2015, in the Bronx.Frank Franklin II/AP Photo

Americans are hyper-sensitive right now to videos and images of the split-second police killings of African Americans in the streets. We’re less sensitive, or less aware, of the slow killings of African Americans that happen in jails, prisons, and penitentiaries every day. The story of Kalief Browder may change that.

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