Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.
“ A riot cannot be controlled, Sarai[…] All we could have done was get pulled from our horses and savaged. Soldiers lose control in those circumstances. They don’t care who they batter - and they can always claim they didn’t realize we were nobility when we were among commoners. It’s happened before."
“It’s happened […] because soldiers believe the poor are a disease, not people. ”
Sep 01 2014
All it takes is one event to set a precedent. If Darren Wilson is arrested for, charged with, and convicted of the murder of Michael Brown, then that means ALL cops can be held accountable for their actions. It means the people can ALWAYS rise up and fight back against police brutality.
That’s what the cops and National Guard in Ferguson is fighting against. They don’t want this standard to be set.