#UseMeInstead: Clergy Face Off With Florida Cops Over Use Of Mugshots In Target Practice – 27 January 2015

RT logoFollowing the controversial news that Florida police were using mugshots of black men for target practice, Lutheran clergy responded on social media by offering officers pictures of themselves as a replacement.

The social media campaign, started under the hashtag #UseMeInstead, snowballed online as people took notice. More than 60 clergy responded, with the photos being mailed to police.

A closed Facebook conversation by Rev. Joy M. Gonnerman and other Evangelical Lutheran Church clergy began by asking how to respond to what they saw as a deep, systematic problem – the fact that local police were discovered to have used pictures of mug shots of black men at a gun range.

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