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Here Are Some Powerful Tweets About The Recent Police Killings Of Black Men

"We should not have to jump through hoops to prove black people shouldn't be shot by police during routine traffic stops." —@JohnLegend

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Several videos of the incident show two police officers tackling Sterling to the ground and shooting him in the back and chest multiple times. The Department of Justice and the FBI are investigating the case.

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Castile, 32, later died at the hospital. His 4-year-old daughter was in the backseat of the car when police shot him.

Reynolds said during a news conference Thursday that she wanted the video of her boyfriend's death to go viral.

“I wanted everyone in the world to know how much [the police] tamper with evidence and how much they manipulate our minds," she said. "I wanted it to go viral so that people could determine themselves as to what was right and what was wrong."

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Beyoncé also posted a call to action on her website called "Freedom."

"We're going to stand up as a community and fight against anyone who believes that murder or any violent action by those who are sworn to protect us should consistently go unpunished," she wrote.

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