“The first day I stepped on the set of Selma, I began to feel like this was bigger than a movie. As I got to know the people of the civil rights movement, I realized I am the hopeful black woman who was denied her right to vote. I am the caring white supporter, killed on the front lines of freedom. I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand, but instead was given a bullet.I am two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty. Selma has awakened my humanity.”
White people will scream ‘fuck the police’ when their parties are getting shut down or when they’re caught shoplifting etc but when an unarmed black kid is killed for no reason they suddenly start jumping to defend the poor pigs.
I hope all cops don't think that damn retarded. Don't nobody owe you shit. That's you risking yo life for some $20 an hour. Yo ass graduated police academy not knowing the difference between an actual weapon and something you THINK you saw. You shoot an unarmed black kid and wonder why you get thought of as the enemy.
I am the hopeful black woman who was denied her right to vote. I am the caring white supporter, killed on the front lines of freedom. I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand, but instead was given a bullet. I am the two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty. Selma has awaken my humanity.
Common (Acceptance Speech at the 72nd Annual Golden Globes for Best Original Song ‘Glory’)
"She shouldn't have to follow 100% the law! It’s her right!” GOP on Kim Davis. “He should have followed 100% the law, then this would have never happened!” GOP on any unarmed black kid that gets killed by police in highly suspicious circumstances.
The hypocrisy, man. The hypocrisy. It’s fucking nauseating.
Wait, so officer Stephen Rankin gets in trouble for posting Nazi imagery and Nazi views online, then shoots an unarmed immigrant chef and an unarmed black kid respectively and NO ONE in the department thinks this is worth looking into? The fuck?
You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to spot something amiss here.
“I will frantically stretch my mind and come up with 1,068 reasons that this unarmed black kid had to die at the hands of that heavily armed cop with a shady reputation, but I am not a racist. No, not at all!”
Seriously, cops: If you're armed with a gun, pepper spray, baton and taser and STILL 'fear for your life and have to shoot' when faced with an unarmed black kid, get the fuck out of policing. You haven't got the balls for it.
A white man popped Zimmerman in the face at a restaurant.
told police he was punched in the face Sunday night at a restaurant in
Sanford, Florida, while explaining to fellow diners that he shot Trayvon
Martin in self-defense, according to a police report released by the
Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.
While witnesses claim in the police report that Zimmerman bragged that
he shot Martin, Zimmerman said in the report that he was not bragging,
but trying to explain he shot Martin self-defense.
I am the hopeful black woman was denied her right to vote.
I am the caring white supporter killed on the front lines of freedom.
I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand but was instead given a bullet.
I am the two fallen police officers slain in the line of duty.
Selma has awaken my humanity.
Selma is now.
Common, Golden Globes 2015 after winning for ‘Glory’ from the movie Selma for best Original Song.
Unarmed Black teen killed by cops in Madison, WI tonight
I go to the University of Wisconsin in Madison,WI and tonight an unarmed Black kid was shot 5 times in the chest by the Madison Police. His name was Tony Robinson, please know his name and please stay updated. Wisconsin has the highest rate of Black male incarceration in the country (and technically the world) and ranked the worst state for Black children in the country, 4 out of 5 Black kids here live in poverty. It’s a powder keg & we are ready to light the match. #RIPTony