By now, the tendency of news shows to frame seemingly inflammatory suggestions in the form of a question is well-known. Jon Stewart memorably riffed on what he called the “Cavuto,” named after the Fox News anchor’s love of the tactic. Mo…
Michael Brown, the unarmed eighteen-year-old who was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson earlier this month, will be laid to rest Monday. Family and friends are expected to speak about Brown, who was set to begin college just days after he was killed.
What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he doesn’t have any additional expenses. This is a reward. He’s getting a $250,000 reward for murdering an unarmed black kid, two days away from starting college, in broad daylight.
Chief Russell Mills to the LA Times after shooting and killing black 89-year-old great grandfather Shawn Monroe at a barbecue unprovoked. Today, he walks free with no charges, despite numerous witnesses and his own admission that he enjoys terrorizing black people.
Tell me again why Black people should be okay with police when they have, since the history of our being kidnapped to this fucking country, have not EVER been about protecting us, but about terrorizing us?
Police are NOT for Black people’s safety. They are about torturing us, terrorizing us and killing us. Period. There is no safety with police. There is no peace keeping with police. They have ALWAYS been a terror to the Black community and I am tired of this fact being pushed to the wayside.
And Ray Kelly, when he was Commissioner in NYC said the same thing.
Arpaio has said the same thing.
This is a ROUTINE assertion that the point of the police is to be an agent of state terror. And that such terror should be all but exclusively focused on Black and Brown bodies.
"The ghost of bull conner" ~ MHP
And to all my fellow PoC I missed. We need to unite ya’ll. Reblog this so we can find each other. I love kicking it in Black Tumblr, but unless we connect we can not grow as communities to support each other.
Let’s tag such posts, “tumblr of color.”
Self-Defense is Murder When You’re A TWOC. Eisha Love, a Trans Woman, sits in Cook County Jail, Division 9, and there she awaits trial. Why? Because…
Another young trans woman of color faces attempted murder charges after defending her life during a group attack in Chicago.
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