I’ve tried to avoid talking about this because in general I try and keep this blog as a place for positive energy, but fuck that for a second.
I don’t understand how anyone sides with the police over the protestors in Baltimore.
I don’t understand how you can see a group of unarmed citizens standing against what can only be described as a fucking militia of cops with riot shield and weaponry and decide to side with the cops.
Property damage? You want to complain about fucking property damage? A man had his spine severed with brute force and somehow a couple of broken windows at a CVS is more important to you than someone’s life.
Do you remember James Holmes? The psychotic white boy fuckstick who shot 70 people and killed 12 of them during a movie premiere? He was taken alive, and has been described as “mentally ill.”
Do you remember Jared Loughner? Who shot and killed 19 people near Tuscon Arizona? He was taken alive, and described as having “personality changes” and “substance abuse” problems prior to the MASS MURDER.
Meanwhile, Tamir Rice, a 12 year old child with a BB gun was killed moments after being spotted.
Meanwhile, Eric Garner, an unarmed 43 year old man was killed for allegedly selling loose cigarettes, AND was killed by a police officer using a chokehold which was made illegal in 1993 because it was considered deadly force.
Meanwhile, Rumain Brisbon, an unarmed 34 year old man was shot down by police officers after the reportedly MISTOOK HIS BOTTLE OF PILLS FOR A GUN
If James Holmes were black, they would have shot him down in a moment.
If he were muslim, they would’ve called him a fucking terrorist.
Don’t try and say this isn’t about race. When it comes to issues of police brutality, it’s basically always about race.
Don’t try and say protestors are being “savages” because there is nothing savage about reacting strongly to the unjust death of an unarmed man.
Don’t try and pull the fucking MLK card and say “Martin Luther King would be so upset if he were here right now” because he isn’t here right now. Because he tried to speak up, and to fight back, and they fucking shot and KILLED him.
Support the underdogs. The unarmed. The citizens. The people trying to fight for their right to fucking EXIST.
These people are rioting and protesting and fighting back with purpose, with outrage and with pain in their hearts because they know that any one of them could be next Eric Garner or Trayvon Martin. Their kids could be the next Tamir Rice.
I’d respond with anger if I felt that way too.
There’s good cops. Of course there are good cops. But even the good cops are part of an organization built on systematic oppression on POC, especially black people, and you have to understand that shouting “NOT ALL COPS” is not helping anyone.
“Not ALL cops are racist and violent” but definitely e-fucking-nough are to respond violently to protestors and kill so many.
Stand behind the people who need you, who are trying to fight the system,who are trying to bring about another revolution.