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Jasiri XPolitically active rapper and activist Jasiri X is not shy about speaking out about racism, police brutality, and a host of other issues that plague the Black and Latino community. The Pittsburgh native has also challenged the NYPD’s “Stop And Frisk” law and has previously taken aim at the Tea Party and other targets. His latest opus, “Do We Need To Start A Riot,” was sparked by a report that pointed to a chilling fact: 110 Black people have been killed by police officers, armed guards, and self-appointed law officials in 2012 alone, which breaks down to one every 36 hours.

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The report, crafted by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) for the No More Trayvon Martins Campaign, offered sobering highlights that illustrate police and authority figures have used excessive force to apprehend Blacks, with those 110 cases ending in death standing out.

Titled “The Report on Black People Executed Without Trial by Police, Security Guards and Self-Appointed Law Enforcers January 1 – June 30, 2012,” MXGM researchers Arlene Eisen and Kali Akuno combed through nationwide data to produce the sobering numbers.

Of the 110 cases, 47 of the “extrajudicial killings” involved unarmed individuals. Twenty four of the cases involved individuals with mental health issues or intoxication. MXGM researchers say that lack of training to handle such matters may have contributed to their deaths by authorities.

“Stop And Frisk”-style laws also played a factor, as 43 cases reported police saying that profiled suspects who looked suspicious were confronted and subsequently killed. Only 36 cases were killed in the course of police investigation of actual criminal activity.

Jasiri X filmed his video in New York City while participating in the “End Stop And Frisk” march in June. The video was directed by Paradise Gray (of X-Clan fame) and Radee Westfield. Activist/Comedian Dick Gregory makes a cameo in the clip as well.

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Watch Jasiri X’s “Do We Need To Start A Riot?” here:

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