Black males in Flint, Michigan share their feelings on police brutality after the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

Mondo Meeks, 17:

"I saw the video where they shot ol’ dude where his girl was on live. I was watching that on Facebook. That was cold hearted too. And then you saw how they did his girl. And he had his license too. Everything. He was legit all the way ar

Mondo Meeks, 17.

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Tim Brooks, 40, with his 3-year-old son TJ: 

"It's stressful, it's stressful man. I gotta take care of myself and keep my health good beacause I want to be here to protect him (TJ). It's like I'll get him out of Flint and we'll go somewhere else. But it

Tim Brooks, 40, with his 3-year-old son TJ.

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Eric Mays, 58:

"I've been arrested to the point where I've been kneed in my groin area, and it wasn't necessary. I wasn't resisting, it was just that the police were mad. So I can relate to people using excessive force.

When you couple that with the pro

Eric Mays, 58.

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Aston Marion, 26:

"I wake up everyday and it’s something new. Three people just got shot here in Michigan. When I seen it, I felt horrible but I couldn’t watch it. It’s not that I’m trying to shy away from it, it’s life. Everyday as a 26-year-old, I’m wa

Aston Marion, 26.

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Dre Smith, 25: 

“Basically man, with me living here with 3 daughters, I carry. I got a CCW. To see that, that could be me. All three of my kids and my wife could be sitting right there. They’re choking me out and my kids could be yelling “daddy” or whate

Dre Smith, 25.

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Rawlan Lillard, 15: 

"I felt hurt at first. Then I had to take time to look at it from the cop's point of view, of what they thought they saw and what witnesses saw. 

You know it makes everything kind of bad when you think about it from everyone else's

Rawlan Lillard, 15.

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Johanna Jones, 30:

"I don't think it’s the street's fault, I think it’s the parents fault. It’s how you raise your kids. If you raise your kids well to not be influenced by the bullshit, that’s how they’re gonna be. If you teach them to be a maniac, that

Johanna Jones, 30.

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Majik Apping, 21. 

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Jecorey Hawkins, 22. 

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Vanz Henderson, 27:

"That guy got shot selling CD’s out of a store. I do the same thing every day. I’m an artist. I’m not trying to get shot making a living. To tell the truth, it’s scary. It makes you think that at any given moment as a black person you

Vanz Henderson, 27.

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Yusuf Bauswell, 43:

"I was hurt by the shootings. I was surprised by them and I was thankful at the same time it wasn't one of my sons or nephews. Me personally, I try to sit back and watch and listen and not get so emotionally involved. I was born and r

Yusuf Bauswell, 43.

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