|In Wake of Clashes, Calls to Demilitarized the Police|
Tell us something we didn't all ready know. Eye tried to tell some of y'all it was open season on black people but did you listen? Noooo. That would have been too much like right.Washington (CNN)As the Missouri National Guard prepared to deploy to help quell riots in Ferguson, Missouri, that raged sporadically last year, the guard used highly militarized words such as "enemy forces" and "adversaries" to refer to protesters, according to documents obtained by CNN.The guard came to Ferguson to support law enforcement officers, whom many community leaders and civil rights activists accused of using excessive force and inflaming an already tense situation in protests that flared sporadically from August through the end of the year.
So now that we know our American soldiers viewed American citizens somehow as the enemy, what are/can we do about about it? And why didn't this come out in the #FergusonReport, which found widespread #racism in the police department the National Guard came to assist, and the Justice Department refused to file charges against?
Oh, and let us not forget American citizens were treated like "Enemy Forces" for 14 whole days and nights.
Is this the lesson of Ferguson?
Ferguson matters because it provides us with a foretaste of what is to come. It is the shot across the bow, so to speak, a warning that this is how we will all be treated if we do not tread cautiously in challenging the police state, and it won't matter whether we're black or white, rich or poor, Republican or Democrat. In the eyes of the corporate state, we are all the enemy."And they want us to sing God Bless America? Naw! Naw! Naw! God Help America.
Black people must police themselves.“The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three strike law and then wants us to sing God Bless America. Naw, naw, naw. Not God Bless America. God Damn America! That’s in the Bible. For killing innocent people. God Damn America for treating us citizens as less than human. God Damn America as long as she tries to act like she is God and she is Supreme."