And this is a personal rant mind you.
About the Mike Brown case.
Is people going “Oh he deserved to be shot! He was a teenager that did drugs and drank alcohol and *gasp* FLIPPED OFF THE CAMERA!!1”
I did ALL of that shit when I was a fucking teenager. I did drugs, I smoked pot,…
The fucking “kid” strong-arm robbed a convenient store the same day. While this isn’t justification to be killed, no one is addressing how this acceptance of animalistic behavior is destructive to the black community.
Oh my god, do you people ever READ?
Here are a BUNCH of links I have dug up, from both a left-wing side and a right-wing side as far as politics/social justice goes.
Tl;dr: the robbery that Brown is SUSPECTED of and the shooting of Brown are two totally unrelated things.
Wilson was in the area when the robbery happened, but pursued Brown because he was “in the middle of the street being an obstruction”.
Regardless if he was the actual person who robbed the store or not, when a person stops running and puts their hands in the air or behind their head, you do NOT shoot them.
Also, food for thought: my sister, who was also once a teenager and has always been white, stole cigarettes from a store and was apprehended by the police. Do you think she should have been shot?
I, as someone who was once a teenager and is always white, have threatened to beat the shit out of other people (kids my age) in front of adults and have almost done so. Do you think I should have been shot a bunch of times?
Also “animalistic”? Wow way to be 1) fucking racist and 2) speciesist. You people really know how to word yourselves don’t you.
Wilson is a murderer and should be put in prison like the murderer he is.
First of all, you write like a junior high school student.
Your immediate association of the word animalistic to black people is racist. I’m talking about animalistic behavior in terms of robbing convenience stores, assault etc. Can we not agree this is generally considered animalistic behavior? CAUSE IT FUCKING IS.
I also said that robbing a convenience store is not justification for killing someone. So what the fuck are you talking about?
I don’t know what happened, just like you don’t, or the news doesn’t. We will never know. Find some peace in this fact.