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Monday, October 20, 2014

#FergusonOctober "One Perfect Tweet Calls Out the Hypocrisy of How the Media Talks About Black Violence"


Some will brush off what happened in Keene as kids being kids or as representative of a small minority of the white population — fringe behavior. But the black community doesn't have that luxury. When violence happens in the black community, it's seen as symbolic and part of a larger pattern; a disruptive few somehow represent the black community. Black people are lumped into one homogenous category, one that leaves no room for the nuance and complexity of how communities grow and thrive. In the case of New Hampshire, the media wrote off the incident as annual autumnal bacchanalia.

There is a prevailing notion in this country that when an unarmed black person is shot by the police, there must have been a valid reason. In the spirit of fairness, it doesn't even have to be at the hands of the police. Black victims are routinely put on trial in the media with an unspoken but clear suggestion that they deserved what they got.
Read on for a rundown of some of the reasons unarmed black people deserved to die.
There are pictures of him making "gang signs"
There is more than a whiff of hypocrisy.

21 comments:

DARYAL Pinchon said...
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DARYAL Pinchon said...

Grand Jury evidence shows a violent struggle inside Darren Wilson’s car

In his own rap songs, Mike Brown brags about being a violent monster and a “killer.”

Ferguson agitators continue to claim that Mike Brown raised his hands before being shot, and therefore all other factors are irrelevant.

However, leaked Grand Jury evidence shows that Mike Brown did in fact violently attack officer Darren Wilson inside his car. Wilson’s eye socket was shattered by the hulking 6’2″ man. Wilson did shoot Brown at close range inside the car. Brown’s blood splattered on Wilson’s uniform, gun, and inside the patrol car. Brown could have simply fled after being shot once. Yet he turned around and charged at an already pummeled Darren Wilson.

Mike was an aspiring gangster rapper, who sang about violence. He is on videotape committing strong-armed robbery just minutes before attacking Darren Wilson.

From a Mike Brown rap song:

I ain’t racist really
but I’m down with black and brown.
Those who are last shall be first,
Whites on the bottom now!

Redeye said...

I thought grand jury testimony/ evidence was secret?

DARYAL Pinchon said...

They are wrong and should be arrested. The two incidents are also not the same. How many of these rioters shot at police, threw home made bombs at police, smashed windows to stores and broke into them stealing everything but food!!?? Look at all the shoes store broke into in Ferguson. Also no white "so called leaders' are calling for more looting rioting and criminal behavior if there "DEMANDS" are not met regarding finding someone guilty!!!!

Redeye said...

How many rioters shot at police in Ferguson? The majority of the protestors did not throw homemade bombs at the police. There was no mass stealing going on in Ferguson. And no black so called leaders are calling for looting rioting and criminal behavior if their demands aren't met.

DARYAL Pinchon said...

One night of craziness where stores where broke into, property damaged etc compared to over two months in Ferguson is not at all the same!!ALL should be in jail from both areas for these crime.

Three prominent members of the protest movement that sprung up after the deadly police shooting of Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, told a rally in New York on Tuesday night that there would be a fierce backlash if a grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson.

“If they can’t serve justice in this, the people have every right to go out and express their rage in a manner that is equal to what we have suffered,” said Ashley Yates, a co-founder of Millennial Activists United, who was arrested last week while protesting in Ferguson.

Yates spoke alongside Tef Poe and Tory Russell, activists for Hands Up United and the Organisation for Black Struggle, hours after it emerged that authorities in Missouri were making plans to deal with potential riots in the event of Wilson avoiding prosecution.

“We’re going to take our anger out on the people who have failed us, and if they are prepared to deal with that, then let them have at it,” said Yates. Poe said that while people in America often expected “casual revolution”, Ferguson may be “the moment when we can’t do that”.

http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/us/ferguson-protest-leaders-if-officer-wilson-not-charged-mass-violence-will-result-heres-how-the-town-responds


Redeye said...

The people you referred to are not black leaders. They are citizens exercising their first amendment rights.

DARYAL Pinchon said...

Do you agree with what is being said?

Redeye said...

The source of the quote is suspect. Meaning I know what the Federalist Papers, a right wing organization, said they said, but I don't know if that is really what was said. I do agree there will be a fierce backlash if Darren Wilson escapes prosecution for the execution of Mike Brown, it will be a terrible injustice, and yes, it will incite anger.

Brian said...

It was a requote from a story that the Guardian ran. The same quote was requoted in a story ran in the Washington Times.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/oct/08/ferguson-protest-leaders-rally-new-york-michael-brown-shooting

Redeye said...

The Guardian and The Washington Times are conservative publications that cater and pander to the white, I mean, right wing.

Brian said...

The Washington Times is Conservative, but you can't call the Guardian conservative. They back the British Liberal Democrat Party and they consider US Republicans targets for stories.

From the Guardian in 2010:
"If the Guardian had a vote it would be cast enthusiastically for the Liberal Democrats (a third party in the UK after the Conservative Party and the Labour Party)."

From an associate editor at the Guardian about the Guardian in 2011:
"And us? I have always sensed liberal, middle class ill-ease in going after stories about immigration, legal or otherwise, about welfare fraud or the less attractive tribal habits of the working class, which is more easily ignored altogether.

Toffs (a derogatory stereotype for someone with an aristocratic background), including royal ones, Christians, especially popes, governments of Israel, and US Republicans are more straightforward targets."

Redeye said...

You are off topic. This is your warning.

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