Justice for All…? Or Only Just White People?

It’s heart-breaking and it makes me furious that a government-hating, assault-rifle-toting white sovereign citizen and alleged “patriot” can actually shoot real bullets at police with the stated intent to kill them can be safely overcome and taken into custody…

…but a young black man known in his neighborhood to be mentally ill, *possibly* carrying a small knife, gets shot dead (at least 6 shots) by 2 white police officers IN UNDER 30 SECONDS because the cops allegedly “feared for their lives.” (Note: the police officers say that the man was “brandishing his knife” in an “overhead grip” – but I’m here to tell you that I’ve seen the video of that shooting, and that is a flat-out LIE. Both his arms were at his sides when he was shot.)

Well, I say BULLSHIT.

Just another "good guy with a gun" out shopping for the family.

Just another “good guy with a gun” out shopping for the family.

If you think a white man carrying an assault rifle in a the local Kroger is just another “good guy with a gun” and all-around regular citizen practicing his 2nd Amendment rights, and at the same time, you tell me that an unarmed black kid who may or may not have stolen a few cigars is a dangerous thug who deserves to die, that makes you a racist.

That twisted double standard is the definition of right up front racism.  

 

"Thug" who was shot dead in the toy section of Wal-Mart because he was holding a toy BB gun.

“Thug” who was shot dead in the toy section of Wal-Mart because he was holding a toy BB gun.

And if you don’t like that designation, I guess that’s just too damned bad, isn’t it?

Try not to be a racist and I won’t call you one. See how simple that is?

Tell me that a black man has a right to carry an assault weapon into Chipotle because he’s a “good guy with a gun” and it’s his 2nd Amendment right to do so – and if you can’t do that, slap that “racist” label on your forehead and wear it with pride. 

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by katykay2010 on August 23, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Thanks, clear, concise, passionate. Been thinking about Bundy and the Feds a lot lately, different outcome from Brown, and so many other black and brown men and boys, so appreciate seeing the connections made so articulately, in media. No wonder our Gov’t supports colonization, murder by Zionnist Israeli’s of indigenous Palestinians, and so many other oppressors/colonizers around the world.

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  2. Thank you, Katy. Cliven Bundy and his thugs were on my mind when I wrote this as well: that the teabaggers dare to call them “patriots” and yet call the shooting of unarmed black men justified. The hypocrisy galls me.

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