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Anonymous said: The kid in Ferguson robbed a store. The cop noticed he matched suspect description and confronted him. The kid rushed the cop, and the cop shot him- normal, procedural action. And not all of the protestors are peaceful. This isn't cops vs. the town. Yes, it's awful and yes there's alleged brutality, but the coverage on tumblr has been awful and biased
Legit the only reason people give a shit about ferguson is because a white cop shot a black kid. White cops can shoot white people and black cops can shoot black people, but the second a white shoots a black, it’s an uproar. THATS why racism remains an issue
This is it kids, the day has come. The day I meet the biggest idiot alive.
Have you been paying literally any attention? Like, not even to start with your horribly bigoted and anti black racist comments in these asks, but “the kid” who was extrajudicially executed by a police officer had a name. His name was Michael Brown, and the pig who killed him was Darren Wilson.
His account stated that Michael was shot several times and that he got down on his knees and put his hands up when Wilson started pursuing him. Michael’s autopsies fit the account.
And whether or not Michael stole anything (which, I believe, was debunked, but I may be wrong), Darren Wilson did not know that Michael was supposedly tied to a robbery.
Feguson, Missouri is in a police state. 75% of Ferguson is a black population and almost none of the police force has black officers. The police are terrorising Ferguson. They have removed their IDs and badges, which is LITERALLY illegal. They shot peaceful protesters with tear gas, rubber bullets, and wooden pellets. I don’t think I have any links for this one, but they’ve repeatedly, pointlessly, and unlawfully arrested reporters in the area.
They’ve also threatened to shoot the Ferguson livestream operator. They have spent days trying to get the protesters to turn off their phones and stop uploading to media what they’re doing.
And you want to know the real reason people are making a big deal about, in your words, “a white shooting a black”?
I am a white person, so while it is not my place to stand up and talk about anti black racism, it’s pretty clear that you’re a goddamn idiot and you need to stay in your fucking lane.
Racism continues to be an issue because of bigoted dumbarses like you.
stay in your fucking lane
I’ve had more than one person tell me Brown charged Wilson (a literal, “Raging bull,” argument,) and that Wilson suffered an orbital fracture as a result (no, he didn’t, and the video of him standing over Mike Brown’s body proves that.) I won’t debate any alleged (and debunked) crimes you think Mike Brown committed because you heard it on Fox news. Because it doesn’t matter.
Here’s what matters:
Mike Brown was accosted by a police officer for walking while black.
Mike Brown was treated as a suspect for existing while black.
Darren Wilson shot Mike Brown. And when Mike Brown was in a position of submissive surrender, on the ground, Darren Brown shot him in the head one last time.
Darren Wilson did not call in to report the shooting. He did not call an ambulance. He refused to let a nurse on scene perform CPR. Darren Brown did NOTHING that he was required to do by law in performing his job as a law enforcement officer.
He stood over Mike Brown’s uncovered body for hours. Until an unmarked SUV (not a coronor’s vehicle, not an ambulance,) came to take a young man’s lifeless body and the evidence it carried, off the street.
Where his actions became incontrovertibly illegal, was the headshot after surrender. This is compounded by the failure to summon emergency medical services, to call the shooting incident in, and the refusal of outside medical aid.
Darren Wilson shot a person who had surrendered to police custody in the head, and attempted to conceal this crime by ensuring Mike Brown could not survive to give evidence of this crime by denying medical aid. The forensic evidence and timeline show this, clearly.
Anything else you want to debate about why Wilson drew and fired his weapon at all, is moot.
Darren Wilson executed a prisoner whose only proven crime was existing while black. That is murder.
Get it (that is a play dough ice cream milkshake; that’s vanilla made yellow with red and blue sugar cookie pieces)
Slate highlights the financial dynamics that led to the insane police situation in Ferguson:
When you split a metro area into dozens of tiny local governments (St. Louis County, to be clear, doesn’t include the actual city of St. Louis, which spun off from it in the 19th century), they tend to duplicate each others’ services, which is of course extremely expensive. But raising taxes so that each tiny borough can afford its own police and fire department is a nonstarter, since wealthy residents can always just move one town over. End result: You have police departments that self-fund by handing out tickets. And thanks to the delightful racial dynamics of U.S. law enforcement, black residents are disproportionately stopped and accosted, even though police in Ferguson are less likely to find contraband when they search black drivers than when they search whites.
In other words, Ferguson’s police department financially buoys itself by treating its residents like crap.
Ways you can help:
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