On July 20th, 2012, a mass shooting occurred inside a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado. James Holmes, a white male, shot over seventy people and murdered a total of twelve people. Police apprehended the white male and took him into custody unharmed. 5 months prior to this incident, a young black un-armed teen by the name of Trayvon Martin was murdered by a vigilante in Florida because he looked suspicious. The man who murdered Trayvon was George Zimmerman, the son of a judge. He was found not guilty. Last September, a 22-year-old white male from New Hampshire faced one count of reckless conduct after firing a BB gun at Concord police in September. The two police officers were making a routine traffic stop at an intersection when the man opened fire from a nearby apartment. They arrested the culprit, Jesse Deflorio, white male who was on already on probation for a similar incident. However, on November 22nd, 2014, two police officers shoot and kill a black 12-year-old Tamir Rice for playing with a bb gun in Cleveland, Ohio. Eric Garner was unarmed and black, but choked to death. Dylan Roof is a white male who killed 9 black people in a church located in Charleston, SC, but was apprehended without a scratch. Mike Brown unarmed and Black, but murdered by police. John Crawford was playing with a toy gun in Walmart and murdered by police because he was black. To sum this up, if you are white you can kill, rob, rape, etc. with no consequences. If you’re black, you will be killed.
Today is April 4th, 2016 and police here in St. Louis, MO have shot their second black male of the month. Jorevis Scruggs was a 15-year-old black male shot in the back today by St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. He was accused of being a passenger in a stolen car, but does “joyriding” equate death? It seems Amerikkka likes to use petty crimes to justify the murder of black people by the state as if this is medieval times and theft means be-heading by guillotine. It’s always the same old excuse by these pigs. They say they feared for their life. An unarmed 15-year-old can be quite scary to a military trained 200-pound white man with 17 rounds in his handgun. The reckless nature of these officers with lack of respect for black life need to be a top priority of not just the community, but the government that is supposed to be serving the community. Nearby homes and cars were damaged by bullets due to the carelessness of this officer trying to kill a young black boy.
Black people are demonized from birth. The school to prison pipeline flourishes in the inner-city and keeps a privatized billion-dollar prison system alive and kicking. The police act as if it is not illegal to kill black people. They work alongside the media to create narratives that force the public to accept and expect these senseless killings. White man armed with a high powered rifle who just shot up an elementary school, the police will talk him down and arrest him. A black man accused of selling cigarettes in front of a store will be placed into an illegal chokehold and killed in front of the entire community and the officers will get a paid vacation. This is the reality of Amerikkka and it is complete bullshit! The tyrannical, evil, sadistic, fascist, oppressive mindset of this country and its war on people of color must be exposed to the world. You turn on the news and see police shot a black kid and they start to criminalize them immediately. There are millions of images of white kids holding and playing with loaded guns, but you don’t see these when a high school gets shot up. The white kid isn’t called a thug, but is a victim of mental illness.
How many more will there be? How many more hashtags, r.i.p tweets, news articles will there be? Everyday a black person is being murdered by the state. Do we still think the answer is to infiltrate the same system that is committing these atrocities? Policy is going to end white supremacy? If policy would prevent police from murdering unarmed black people why wouldn’t the first black president of the United States sign something that prevents that if it truly mattered to this country? Social media activism and political gain motivated tactics will not liberate the oppressed. Revolution is needed and revolution is the only key to liberating the black race.