|It's dangerous and wrong to treat Ferguson MO as a warzone|
For some reason African Americans are supposed to accept the decision of the secret grand jury without question.
Even as verdict after verdict continues to excuse White authority figures of their wrongdoing, the Black community is expected to understand that police officers have a very hard job. The Black community is expected to understand that approximately 150 police officers are killed in the line of duty each year, the Black community is expected to understand that police officers are human too, the Black community is expected to understand that police officers are just doing their job and the Black community is expected to understand that even if a police officer is in the wrong, you are supposed to remain submissive and never talk back.For some reason when African Americans peacefully assemble to voice their outrage, or, to plead for justice, it's called a riot.
During questioning, she referred multiple times to "riots" in Sanford after Trayvon Martin was killed. "I knew there was rioting, but I guess [the authorities] had it pretty well organized," she says at one point. In fact, despite a great deal of salivating anticipation by the media both before and after the trial, there were no riots in Sanford, Florida.I believe the reason is rooted in what is known as Slave Codes , laws in each U.S. state, which defined the status of slaves and the rights of masters. These codes gave slave-owners absolute power over the enslaved. For example, the Alabama Slavery Code of 1833 made it illegal for more than five male slaves, with or without passes, to assemble at any place off the proper plantation to which they belong, and if any slaves do assemble together, the same shall be deemed unlawful assembly.
Protestors are being warned by the Governor, a United States Senator, the local District Attorney, and ironically, the Klu Klux Klan, violence will not be tolerated (excuse me while I laugh out loud).
Terrified whites are arming themselves, prepared to protect their lives and property from the looters and rioters masquerading as peaceful protestors. There's just one problem with this scenario, how are they going to differentiate the peaceful protestors from the looters and rioters when they all look alike? It seems like they are preparing to put down a slave rebellion to me.
I HOPE and pray our government isn't allowed to treat peaceful protestors like "rioters and looters" again.
I HOPE and pray America lives up to it's promise of liberty and justice for ALL.
I HOPE and pray for justice, peace, and reconciliation in the Sweet land of liberty.