Tech gives bracing immediacy to Minnesota police shooting

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New York — A live, online piece of footage of a dying man brought a shocking new immediacy Thursday to the issue that gave birth to the Black Lives Matter movement.

The video — posted by a Minnesota woman from inside the car where her boyfriend lay bleeding from police gunfire — was seized on by some as sickening proof of what they have been saying all along: that police are too quick to use deadly force against minorities.

Some viewers found it too painful or voyeuristic to watch, and some of the major TV networks chose to blur the picture.

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