So last night in Ferguson, Missouri protesters took to the streets voicing frustration over the Mike Brown shooting death. The teenager unarmed, 35 feet away from the police officer had his hands up but the officer still shot the kid. The shooting caught on camera sparked nationwide outrage. People nationwide held protests and images of solidarity flooded social media.The protest, again turned violent on Friday night as officers with military equipment gave an unsettling militarized state impression. Moreover, if you treat people like criminals, they're more likely to act out in a way that fits the narrative you are attempting to sell the public.
The past week, protestors voiced their opinions, strong opinions, raw emotion and unwavering calls for justice for Mike Brown. So, how do the cops respond? The police shoot and kill a young man, and then they demonize everything about him; hoping the public, at least the people prone to be on the law enforcement side will support of them. The relentless character assassination is in high gear. The demonization of young black males in the Conservative media is essentially in creating an atmosphere of fear. A cycle of fear perpetuated by the far right and ruthless police. They do not identify with black life, so black life isn't worth what a white life is worth. After all, they kill each other every day. Therefore, from the initial premises, black life is seen as less valuable than white life.
Catastrophes such as this will continue to happen, unless black life is taken seriously, unless the future of young black men generates a sense of worth or investment, expect the continuation of a police state executed citizens, specifically African Americans with little compassion.
For most with common sense, for whatever reason according to police, the worth of black life is nonexistent because associating human dignity with black lives would mean they kill blacks when unneeded. Therefore, accountability requires answers as to why police kill at will. Rarely do white people face the level of disrespect and violation of their constitutional rights as opposed their black counterparts. People are frustrated that white people's treatment within regards to interaction with authorities drastically differs n comparison to that of colored people. There's a systemic failure within the criminal justice system and policing tactics in general. Far too often, people of color face police brutality, raped of their constitutional rights and face police execution in the streets. Luckily, social media of all forms provide a platform wherein video, images showing what happens at the time of police brutality, thereby, making it harder for cops to lie. In addition holding police accountable for negligent behavior, becomes a possible reality. Which of course, cops assert, manifests itself as 'fear.' Because claiming you fear for your life and play down the humanity of the person you shot, the likelihood of facing charges is, for the most part, impossible. Although cops or pigs such as Darren Wilson should face trial, most doubt that will happen.
1).Hot News. (17 August 2014).Racist White Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Murdered Michael Brown. Hot News. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TWkkZAX61Q
2).Progressive Liberal. (17 August 2014). Photo of Darren Wilson, killer of Michael Brown surfaces. Daily Kos.http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/17/1322304/-Photo-of-Darren-Wilson-killer-of-Michael-Brown-surfaces