Tuesday, August 11, 2015

US Anti-Black Racism Update


Alternative headline: Today In What the What, No, Stop

Sunday was the one-year anniversary of the murder of Mike Brown. The people of Ferguson and nearby St. Louis took to the streets to demonstrate against continuing police violence and murders of black people. Predictably, the police turned the streets into something that looked like fucking war zone, arrested Cornel West and a 12-year-old girl, and shot a black guy. Luckily, he didn't die, but is in critical condition.

And then, to add to the fun, some fucking right-wing militants showed up openly carrying assault rifles, dressed in camo gear and bulletproof vests. Instead of screaming at these white guys to get on the ground two seconds before pumping them full of 5000 bullets, the police left. They left.

Can you imagine if a group of black men had arrived with assault rifles? I think you can.

Cornel West and other BLM leaders have been released from police custody, but I don't know if everyone has been yet.

Then there's this fuckery.

And they're charging journalists for the crime of being journalists.

How much worse can it get?

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