In tired but my brother is bringing me pizza soon so no sleep.
Do not refer to a human being as “An illegal”
I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.
I’m honestly floored that police are removing their name tags and badges, that they deny accountability, that they are banning reporters and threatening them, but a comment on YouTube sums it up nicely: Cockroaches hate the light.
im not gonna lie and say i know how trails and criminal law in general works but from what movies/books make it seem, trail by a jury of your peers…. doesnt that mean they take a group of people from your community? so if murderer darren wilson were tried by a group of almost 70% black community how do you think thatd play out.
tbh i havent watched much “mainstream” media but does anyone know if fox or msnbc or the like have talked about amnesty international being forced out of ferguson?
its really fucked when cops shoot to kill