- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson
Dear Racists: I know you’re going to to be trotting this out in the next few days claiming that this shows how white people are just as badly treated as black people in the US (though, of course, the idea that “it happens all the time” to white people is, of course, a ridiculous and disgusting lie).
But guess what, fuckheads, as usual, you’re wrong as fuck. The reason this tragedy isn’t national news is because, surprise surprise, a similar (ish) shooting of a white teenager by a black cop is being handled by the authorities completely differently! That’s right, you dumbfucks, this officer is being immediately and vigorously investigated, the officer’s name was released, the victim wasn’t denied medical care, nor was his body left on the street for hours. It’s almost like, we treat black and white people differently in our justice system! And if you want to argue that the fucking Salt Lake City PD (oh shit, was I able to read about this case in the NATIONAL NEWS?!?!?! ) is racist against white people, you are fucking out of your mind.
So, nice try, you asshole, I know you were salivating over finding a case to compare this to Mike Brown, but, even with this timing, you’re not even fucking close to proving your racist “point.”
I totally knew you were gonna say something racist as soon as you said “I’m not a racist.”
But yo, those are two completely different situations, man, and you know it, don’t you? Like, I get that you don’t get the riots, because you don’t feel the pain of what happened out there. This isn’t “one white person thought to be at fault for one.” This is a pattern. Two black people have been killed by the police every week since 2006.
And like I said, I get that you don’t get it, because you’re not the one with the target on your back because of your skin color, but don’t sell yourself short here and pretend you’re that stupid. You know those two situations have nothing to do with each other. They don’t relate. Gang violence and police brutality are two completely different things.
That’s like saying “Five year olds get into fights all the time, but all of a sudden when a 30 year old punches a 5 year old, it’s bad.”