Let me begin by saying; I am always surprised by the decisions made with regard to the American justice system. We have seen so many injustices throughout the history of America concerning black people; such things as the countless lynchings to mass incarcerations; not to mention the unfair verdicts in the courts. The fact is white folk know it is unjust, and this is because the system is designed to protect the system of white supremacy.
It is said that this man named Lincoln supposedly solved the race problem a long time ago, and there has been a succession of people after him claiming to cement such a notion. We can see that we have been hoodwinked – none of this is reality concerning justice or the race problem as it relates to the people of color in this country.
I was amazed by this whole bazaar legal process in this case; particularly two things. First, as I looked at my social media page, there were posts after post thanking God and many scriptures in support of the system. Personally, I don’t think God is too happy about the travesties! One post was particularly stunning. This person posted from Psalms; “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” Frankly, we have been praying and being lead by chicken pickin faith leaders who are used as pawns in matters like the Trump pimps.
In light of the circumstances that have always existed. I’ll quote Malcolm X who said, “we are not Americans, we are victims of America” concerning Michael Brown’s death, the Ferguson scam they called justice, the murder of the 12-year-old in Ohio, and the near weekly murders of unarmed black people. These crimes should become a broader discussion of American justice. Mainly, the scourge of police brutality upon black people derived from a deep-seated fear when black male bodies are stripped of their humanity, killed by police, choked, and beaten with impunity. I unapologetically say that white people would not stand for their dog being killed and left to lie in the streets like the body of Michael Brown!
More appalling is the prosecutor’s repeatedly lashing out at the media, blaming the internet and “the 24-hour news cycle” for the unrest in Ferguson, Baltimore, and New York to also include other places. It appears as if the place fault on the dead – the victim as they did with Michael Brown was being held in judgment before the grand jury, much like the Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, and that poor little child in Ohio. Further, let’s not think that the information given by the news is anything near truth – it was a selective dump! And yes, I mean that literally!
“Bottom line: it serves the interests of law enforcement everywhere to have the black communities who participate in protests, as rioting and “animals,” so they, the cops, can come off as the noble protectors who stand between white people and the dark threatening enemy.” Tim Wise
Secondly, there was the officer’s fanciful account that was closer to a Hollywood script. In essence, their account of events seems more like a cartoonish description of the events. It has often been said that the issue was the officer’s state of mind. The prevailing theme is terror, but they never talk about the American terrorist – i.e., the KKK!
For example, the account given by Wilson in the Brown situation is a good indication of this: “Wilson said of Mike Brown “it” (He called the child an “it”) was like a “demon.” That the bullets didn’t “faze” him. This comes from the mind of someone who harbors a racist fear of black people and the thinking that black men are weirdly sub-human. He also referenced Hulk Hogan and said he felt like a child while being beaten within an inch of his life. The picture does not show that at all.
They want us to believe that it’s about looting, but it’s not. All of these horrific episodes committed in the name “law” proves once again that the system is not broken. The system worked just the way it was intended too. Let’s be clear, police departments across the country serve as enforcers for White supremacy, and the criminalization of blackness is reserved in the same vain as the slave catcher. You can go so far as to say, occupying forces with immunity. I wonder what would happen if they shot just one white person because he had a demonic face, and I believed he could kill the cop with one blow, as an excuse for murder.
A miscarriage of justice is what they would say. The problem is deeper than the police or the media feeding the public fear of black males with relentless negatives about blacks being violent, angry images they overwhelm the airwaves, and for sure they will blame black on black crime. There are those folks who want us to be constantly angered about “Muslim terrorist-on-American”; what about “American-on-American” terrorism as it relates to police kills and brutality.
They love to talk about Dr. King but they never use this quote “Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere” or that he said, “America gave us a check marked insufficient funds”. They merely expect “Negroes” to simply knee and pray. Let me say, until black people look towards each other and practice group economics to obtain power. They WILL always be exploited and killed in the streets like animals.
Come on people; it does not take four hundred years to figure out if there is a race problem. However, it does take that much time to make the public think there – IT ISN’T! Maybe the happiest person in America last is Zimmerman because he continues to be the poster boy of such horror. This clown had the nerve to auction off the murder weapon he used to murder Trayvon Martin, and some bigot paid hundreds of thousands to own it!
W.E.B Dubois told us that a system can never fail those it was never meant to protect! Lastly, my heart goes out to the loved ones of the fallen, and to the loved ones of all the many we have buried in this country. And that’s my thought provoking perspective…