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Wed Aug 12, 2015, 05:44 AM

31. BLM

activists have been tweeting and pushing for this coverage since it happened. Where was ALMs? They do not need BLM permission to protest, to force major media to cover this, yet they are silent. For ALM to take this on they will be forced to admit that police do shoot unarmed non-violent kids for no reason. So really to say ALM to this is nothing more than poutrage in an attempt to smear BLM.

IOW ALM can't say M. Brown deserved to be killed for allegedly stealing some smokes, but Hammond did not for allegedly selling pot.

http://thegrio.com/2015/08/08/white-victims-police-brutality-zachary-hammond/

But there is one important difference that should be noted about how Hammond’s death is being reported versus the reporting done when black men and women are killed by police: He hasn’t had his entire name dragged through the mud. Despite being busted in a set up drug buy, news outlets have not called him a thug, delved deep into his criminal past or even used the phrase “known to police.” Had he been black, Hammond would’ve been murdered twice: First, having his body taken by the police, and second, having his character assassinated by the press.

It is in no way, shape or form our responsibility to include or protect the lives of people from other communities, because they have been endowed with the same access and ability to propagate their own issues as well. But, it should be duly noted that the main people who have been speaking out on behalf of Zachary Hammond have been black journalists and black activists, more so than anyone else of any other color.

If white people want outrage for the death of Zachary Hammond, then make noise and try to achieve public change. But that would require you to stop victim-blaming murdered suspects of excessive police violence. That would require you to stop crowd funding murderous officers.


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