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07/30/2015 01:08 pm ET

#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder Mourns 'Senseless Murder' Of Sam DuBose

Patrisse Cullors says black Americans are "in a state of emergency."

Warning: The video above contains graphic content. 

A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted on murder charges Wednesday after fatally shooting unarmed black motorist Sam DuBose during a routine traffic stop on July 19. Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, talked with HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill on Wednesday after body-cam footage from the shooting surfaced. 

"I think that it doesn't make sense. It actually doesn't make sense," Cullors said. "The way that senseless murder, the ways in which black life is literally devalued, I think that all I can say is -- and it's what I said at Netroots -- is we're in a state of emergency. And if we don't understand that, if people don't understand that, you cannot be human."

Watch Cullors respond to the Sam DuBose murder in the video above, and click here for her full conversation on why #BlackLivesMatter.

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