The Next Casualty?

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The first casualty of racism is always ones own humanity. The next … ?

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Posted on 08/11/2016, in Black lives matter, open discussion, Videos and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

    • 2 things

      1. I hate that i’ve heard no less than 10 times that the victim ‘was not dressed like a hoodlum’
      The reporter sounds like a fucking moron even mentioning it!
      The mother mentions it because she’s obviously in shock, delirious grief & someone has given her the impression that his clothing has something to do with being murdered. Once again we have another mother trying to defend her dead innocent son.

      2. George Zimmerman was NOT a homeowner! Never has been never will be.
      He was a self appointed neighborhood watch capt because he’s a self important idiot who was angry & envious when actual HOMEOWNERS were black & actually had the right to watch him!
      Zimmerman was 2 months late with his rent when he went out to murder an unarmed innocent boy!
      He’s just a grifter who called the cops on his landlord when he could pay his own bills.
      This is not Zimmerman 2.0. yes he’s a loser much like zimmerman, and they’re both murderers.

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      • Shannon,
        Re:

        “The mother mentions it because she’s obviously in shock, delirious grief & someone has given her the impression that his clothing has something to do with being murdered.”

        In my opinion, the mother mentions it because she is in the south and it still carries the instructions from the active days of the Civil Rights Movement, that if Blacks dress and talk like Whites, that they will be accepted and not considered “savages”. Assimilation was suppose to help Blacks appear equal to those holding white supremacist ideologies.

        As the years have continued since the 60s’, they have taught us that no matter the education, accomplishments, dress code, hair style, residence, that there are still people who believe that Blacks are never good enough.

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      • “2. George Zimmerman was NOT a homeowner! Never has been never will be.”

        The “real” George Zimmerman came to light after the verdict. I watched some blogs that supported him during the case, and the folks became divided after the video of George’s confrontation with Shellie and her dad. He is toxic. His actions have placed him in his own prison. I wonder where he stands with paying O’Mara the $2million that he owes him?

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  1. Yes its deep. But it’s preaching to the choir. The ppl who’ll see this movie/message & come away with the appropriate reaction, are ppl like us. Those reading your blog or on the street protesting, or in the office emailing lawmakers or at community center advocating for police reform.
    We already know police violence has terrible consequences. We’re not the type who need to see something happen to someone who looks more like us to know something is wrong.
    We know there’s an epidemic of police misconduct, irrational fear, recklessness, racist disregard for humanity and incompetence, all with complete impunity.
    And so they’ll keep doing what they’re doing unless drastic measures are taken to stop them.

    Most of us will agree there is such a thing as a “Good Cop”, absolutly deserving of respect and trust that REAL Police Officers ought to have, in theory. They went into law enforcement for the right reasons and serve their community with honor.
    And so we have the Baltimore Mayor talking about the goodness of the vast majority of police officers, its just a few bad apples we have to deal with.

    But the problem with the Bad Apple idea is there’s the psychology of police officers that say the ones shooting unarmed black/mexican teenagers, posting racist facebook rants, slamming young girls in bathing suits to the ground and straddling them, manhandling Sandra Bland in hick town texas, etc., are actually NOT the exception. THEY ARE THE RULE.

    I wish i could find this really awsome video or article i saw a long time ago, that spoke to the psychology of those who become police officers. But the video by the TYT im posting is just a quick, inarticulate blurb of the point i’m trying to make when i said this movie will not ‘move’ the police officers we’re concerned about.
    Listen to Jimmy, who talks about police mentality. He has family members in LE so speaks of his personal experience into “police culture”
    The part about police personality will start around 12 mins by the guy Jimmy, dark hair in the middle (found out recently he used to be a comedian. which is why i didn’t like him at first bc i thought his affect was too flippant about certain subjects) but he tries to explain what the cops in his family are like.

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    • yahtzeebutterfly

      Shannon, in the video you posted one of the commentators had this to say:

      “And so people exercising First Amendment rights whether they’re protesting against the police specifically and being “critical or disrespectful” or they’re simply trying to organize for some political goal or something like that, the police unfortunately see it as not people exercising their constitutional rights who should be protected, who the police should be there to protect but that they are the problem and they need to be managed, that they are a threat in some fashion.”

      You know, I think we need to think back to the post-Zimmerman-verdict protests. The police, in NYC for example, did not feel the need to “manage” the protesters in the manner that they “managed” the protesters in the police killing of Freddie Gray.

      Let’s look at the this video of the NYC post-Zimmerman-verdict protest. Notice that the protesters are walking in the street with no police in sight:

      Yet, take a look at the heavy police presence amidst the NYC protest over the police killing of Freddie Gray and all the arrests taking place in this video:

      Why are people who protest what they consider an unjust police officer’s killing of an unarmed individual treated differently by police than people who protest what they consider an unjust private citizen’s killing of an unarmed individual?

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      • Wow! Very interesting. I’ve never noticed this. But the difference is striking.
        They’re both in NY! But it proves they make a CHOICE who & why they ‘police’ & when they serve & protect.
        And I’ll never forget the way police reacted even before protests, while MikeBrown lay dead for hours in front of the whole neighborhood! Then later bring the national guard.

        But I think it’s the attitude against ppl questioning police authority.
        The sense of superiority & the us vs them mentality, they want to ‘ manage’ certain ppl rather than serve the ppl.
        They get extremely defensive when the criticism is towards police.

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      • Yahtzee,
        You asked,

        “Why are people who protest what they consider an unjust police officer’s killing of an unarmed individual treated differently by police than people who protest what they consider an unjust private citizen’s killing of an unarmed individual?”

        In similar fashion, we can ask why is it that when a Black person kills a member or members of law enforcement, news headlines take off, those holding white supremacist ideologies post filth on Twitter and elsewhere, and we get videos of funerals and memorial services. On the other hand, when a member of law enforcement is killed by someone who is White, we seldom hear about it unless we seek out the local news source where the officer worked.

        For example, I’ve been reading/following the killing of Deputy Bill Cooper in Arkansas by Billy Jones, a convicted felon. I wanted to blog about it because Deputy Cooper is a human being whose life was taken by someone whose lawyer has stated hates cops. Jones was taken into custody, and I’ve waited to blog the story because I wanted to know the charges. Here it is Friday, and Arkansas online reports that Jones has not yet been officially charged.

        Where are the Blue Lives Matter folks jumping on Jones’ background and his hate for cops? Well, since Blue Lives Matter was formed as a challenge to Black Lives Matter, and Jones is White, I suppose it doesn’t fit their agenda.

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        • yahtzeebutterfly

          Xena,

          “Where are the Blue Lives Matter folks jumping on Jones’ background and his hate for cops? Well, since Blue Lives Matter was formed as a challenge to Black Lives Matter, and Jones is White, I suppose it doesn’t fit their agenda.”

          It really does reveal their heart failings. It makes one wonder if they REALLY care about BLUE LIVES.

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          • Yahtzee,
            It’s no secret — the national spokesperson for Blue Lives Matter says that it started in response to Black Lives Matter and in order to support Darren Wilson. Darren Wilson was not shot nor killed. In other words, Blue Lives Matter is only interested in supporting officers who kill unarmed people.

            Long before Michael Brown was killed, there was the following. It cannot be honestly said that only Blacks kill cops, or that Blacks are inspired to do so because of Black Lives Matter. All life is precious. Death does not discriminate.

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            • Wow! That guy is a savage. A coldblooded muderer. If this story isn’t at the top of BlueLivesMatter’s agenda, they don’t give a flying flux about blue lives. Period.

              Mike Brown didn’t put his hands on Wilson other than trying to get his off of him. Wilson is a savage coldblooded murderer. Him & Jones should be sharing a bunk. They’re two of a kind.

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            • Shannon,
              The killer was later found with a self-inflicted, fatal, gunshot wound.

              There’s another video coming in the Defining Black Lives Matter – Part 3. When I first saw it, I dropped to my knees sobbing.

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            • ugh, that was brutal

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        • Exactly >>> “Where are the Blue Lives Matter folks jumping on Jones’ background and his hate for cops? Well, since Blue Lives Matter was formed as a challenge to Black Lives Matter, and Jones is White, I suppose it doesn’t fit their agenda.”

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          • Mindyme,
            Strange isn’t it, that we don’t see any Black Lives Matter activists going on social media dehumanizing Whites who kill cops or denigrating Whites who are killed by Whites. But, if those holding white supremacist ideologies assume that a person who kills a cop or is killed by a cop is Black, the dehumanizing starts. That was evident a few weeks ago when they thought that the guy in Michigan who killed 2 bailiffs and wounded a Sheriff was Black. They even blamed Black Lives Matter for encouraging it. When the media provided the killer’s mugshot — silence.

            They are quick to say that Black Lives Matter is racist. They are quick to say that all lives matter, but their words are hypocritical because they do not support any lives and use the loss of life to dehumanize the Black race.

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    • yahtzeebutterfly

      Shannon, you make important points about the short movie that Xena posted.

      “The ppl who’ll see this movie/message & come away with the appropriate reaction, are ppl like us. Those reading your blog or on the street protesting, or in the office emailing lawmakers or at community center advocating for police reform.”

      It was the father’s racial bias and fears that set him up for what tragically unfolded.

      When will it be understood that it is those who prejudge and have unfounded stereotypical fears are the ones that actually create tension that can lead to tragedy? It is dangerous when imaginations run wild such biased people.

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