This Aggressive Police Force Approaching Unarmed, Hands In The Air Individuals With Guns Pointed At Them #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/XvRYKPtioL
— Lnon (@Lnonblonde) August 12, 2014
The Ghost of #MikeBrown: why must a dead black child defend his right to life?
Why was he in the police car?, people will ask. Why did he run? If he’d just been a pliant enough, wouldn’t he still be alive?!#IfTheyGunnedMeDown It's the white, male, dominated media driven racial stereotypes.
Brown’s prosecutors in the court of public opinion will nonetheless demand he defend himself against these charges because he was a black teenager. His killer will remain presumed innocent. But for Mike Brown, there was a collective presumption of his guilt by the Ferguson police ... and that of the Ferguson citizens who gathered to air their grievances about the shooting long before any rioting started – and the timing of this is important. As a St Louis community activist who talked to me on Monday put it, he knew something was amiss when the police stationed K-9 units at the protest at 9am protest on Sunday.
The hashtag demonstrates that the narrative the media continues to portray regarding black people isn’t always truthful.
The Men on the Right, who employ the Men on the Left, want #JusticeForMikeBrown and no more dead #MikeBrowns pic.twitter.com/97M5jGPbmi
— Randy Prine (@randyprine) August 12, 2014
I don't support the looting and violence in #Ferguson, but I understand the looting and violence in #Ferguson
It is that deep irrational fear of young black men that continues to sit with me. Here’s the thing: I do not believe that most white people see black people and say, “I hate black people.” Racism is not that tangible, that explicit. I do not believe most white people hate most black people. I do not believe that most police officers seek to do harm or consciously hate black people. At least I hope they don’t.Riots make news in #Ferguson but not the peaceful protest.