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Fact: Cops have an inherent and legally enforced fear of black people

And all the legal justification required for the use of force is simply the fear that their lives or the lives of others are in danger. The life of black person they're killing rarely comes into that equation.

Hence any object that any black male could be holding could be "reasonably" construed as a weapon, from a toy gun, to a wallet or even a candy bar ...And unarmed bulk, let's not forget unarmed bulk. It really doesn't matter to cops when they shoot black males, because they already think that all black males are dangerous criminals anyway and the entire system is set up to defend the actions of the police. The media as well jumps on that bandwagon.

To cops, black people have no rights that they're ever bound to respect, at least not when a camera is turned on them. And some times when they are.

Another poster suggested that blacks should negotiate in these situations. Don't be silly. As soon as the police show up, the situation immediately goes down hill for the black person in question. It all depends on varying degrees of bad at that point, even to where there's a black corpse lying in the street. The fault, of course, will usually reside with the black victim according to the system and their supporters. Even when it's obvious that the problem was police escalation in the first place. But the police are allowed to escalate, that's part of the system as well.

This is America. It's always been that way for black people. It's not as if those whites among us who only depend on their own white privilege and deference to police authority will ever understand and care about what's really going on for and to black people. We see a lot of that especially when the conversation turns to how the police treats black people, and these people, even here, clearly show a demonstrable degree of unwillingness to understand another perspective and display fervent defensiveness of cop behavior.

The lack of empathy is a sure sign that they don't care either. Obviously, the onus will always be on black people to demonstrate to white America that they're not some kind of threat. Of course, that bar is pretty damn high for most black people to meet, but hey, those are the rules.

But as it is always for those in any privileged class, such as cops and some beneficiaries of white supremacy in general, black people will always be considered objects of fear and derision in this country and their lives not regarded as equally valuable. Once white supremacy and the crypto-fascism that's employed to enforce it are both abolished only then will we see any improvement.

That's why more black bodies will be lying in our streets, it's only a matter of time.

I'm sure she's ready, willing and rarin' to go...

For future reference...

It is very tiring indeed to always be considered the "enemy"...

Check this out...

Do you see this? Do you see how unbothered they are? Absolutely no sympathy for the mother as she cries aloud. They don’t see her pain and they’re standing right next to her. When Antonio Martin was shot, he was still breathing, he died right where he laid. His mother watched her son die before her. The cop didn’t call the medical unit. That’s all the evidence you need to realize these cops don’t care!! Shooting to wound isn’t something they practice. Shoot to kill is


A Holiday Message...

Why this person hasn't died of starvation already will remain an unsolved mystery

Funny how that works out...

Season's Greetings, Steve Miller Style

VIDEO: S.F. Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Assaulting Hospital Patient and Lying About It

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A San Francisco County Sheriff’s Deputy is facing serious charges for allegedly assaulting a patient in the waiting room at S.F. General Hospital and then lying about it.

District Attorney George Gascón says 33-year old deputy Michael R. Lewelling is charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor related to the incident that happened on November 3rd of this year.

Records show Deputy Lewelling filed an official police report saying the victim had assaulted him with a wooden cane. The victim in the case was arrested and charged with a felony and a misdemeanor.

Gascón says the surveillance tape “depict(s) the victim hunched over in a chair sleeping in the Emergency Room’s waiting area, awaiting a doctor’s appointment later that day. Deputy Lewelling approaches the victim as he is starting to wake up. He subsequently appears to engage in a conversation with the victim, at which point the victim slowly stands up, using a cane for assistance. Once up, he attempts to take a step towards the exit. While the victim is attempting to walk away, the defendant grabs the back of his collar, pulling him back into the seat and knocking his cane away. The victim never raised his cane in a threatening manner. A few seconds later, he appears to grab the victim’s throat and begins to choke him. The battery continued, and the victim was then placed under arrest.”


Today's example of why I think that ALL cops should be under some kind of video surveillance while they're on duty.
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