Originally posted by Trublbrwing
We are all responsible for this nonsense, we green lighted it in the sixties when our parents let police beat black men for being black men.
It's funny, but I have been saying this for the last few years whenever one of these threads pop up where people are justifiably shocked at the
brutality, but (astoundingly) seem to feel this is brand new.
No one did anything about the numerous complaints and frightening evidence of police brutality in the poorer minority communities and hardly anyone
was rallying behind the movement to stop these abuses but a handful of sympathetic outraged people and those feeling or having been victimized.
Simply because White America wrote those people off as criminals or whiners that was probably deserving of the harsh treatment they received. You hear
that quite often on the most popular Talk Radio shows, and so because we thought we couldn't relate, the outcry was dull.
Remember Amadou Diallo
shot in a hail of 41 bullets for trying to show officers the ID they requested, and the officers acquitted? Remember
? He was severely injured after being sodomized by a broom in a bathroom by officers. Well must not have been much of an outcry,
because it just happened again to Michael Mineo
...and the officers were acquitted. Even though a Transit Police officer testified on the
victims behalf as a witness to the horror of him being sodomized by a baton.
Hell, there were so many people justifying the beating of Rodney King
you just had to wonder what the hell was going on in this Country.
How often did we hear "he deserved it for speeding" or "he was on drugs"?
This guy was drunk and unruly...so did he deserve this?
NOW...look what happened...it's in our backyard. It's happening more and more blatantly to White citizens, and peoples eyes are bugging out as if some
Officers have recently lost their minds so a police State is around the corner.
This is nothing new.
We fostered the environment with our own indifference, ignorance and apathy.
We will reap what we sow.
edit on 6-1-2011 by lee anoma because: (no reason given)