Our issues with the justice system go beyond matters of guilt or innocence. If you believe that rights violation is justifiable because of a spotted past, you are missing the entire point of our exercise
and are a complete idiot. We are not “defending criminal activity” as so many have stated, we are defending human rights! EVERY citizen has a right to due process; and having a prior record or history of trouble does not void that right in exchange for the use of illegal force and murder. Especially when said “criminal” is unarmed, complying and displaying no threat. We are not angry because we are irrational savages. We are angry at a system that, from its conception, never intended for us to be free.
This is for Mike Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Ezell Ford, Dante Parker, Kimani Gray, Sean Bell, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Amadou Diallo and many other voiceless black men who have had their rights taken because they were less than perfect. This is for the black man who is MURDERED by the same man he pays tax dollars to in exchange for his service and protection. This is for the black man whose story is swept under the rug in the constant effort to preserve white amerikkka’s agenda. This is for the black man who lives his daily life under the microscope of self-righteous cowards who can’t accept a culture that they don’t understand. This is for the wonderfully gifted black man who hoped to see old age only to be cut down like chaff in a windstorm. This is for the parent and spouse who never imagined having to bury the black man they watched walk out the door earlier that day. The is for the black man who has to play the hand he’s been dealt in a game he never asked to be a part of.
This is for the black man whose skin is still expendable.
Enough is enough.