what about their culture, what about their families, what about the riots, what about the precious property, what about their criminal records, what about what about what about literally any fuging thing other than the people who killed freddie gray
this guy, much like black radicals before him, open carries as a show of force and a call for freedom. however the similarity ends the moment we ask them each the same set of questions: freedom from whom? to do what? it's clear why the black radical sought freedom. ppl like this guy? uhhhhhh
yet it is you that's moaning about that time you were totally roughed up by a cop and he definitely almost shot you before ultimately letting you leave without so much as a citation. poor widdle baby got pulled over and nothing happened, this is just like when "the blacks" are abused by police
Cop actually felt bad tho... He let us go without a ticket.
My friend was going 90mph in 45mph zone.
i like how your "yeah that cop really roughed up my lily white ass" story ends with nothing actually happening to you or the driver who was traveling at twice the posted speed limit. but yeah bro he totally almost shot you that was definitely a thing that happened
The people now calling for nonviolence are not prepared to answer these questions. Many of them are charged with enforcing the very policies that led to Gray's death, and yet they can offer no rational justification for Gray's death and so they appeal for calm. But there was no official appeal for calm when Gray was being arrested. There was no appeal for calm when Jerriel Lyles was assaulted. (“The blow was so heavy. My eyes swelled up. Blood was dripping down my nose and out my eye.”) There was no claim for nonviolence on behalf of Venus Green. (“Bitch, you ain’t no better than any of the other old black bitches I have locked up.”) There was no plea for peace on behalf of Starr Brown. (“They slammed me down on my face,” Brown added, her voice cracking. “The skin was gone on my face.")
When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse. When nonviolence is preached by the representatives of the state, while the state doles out heaps of violence to its citizens, it reveals itself to be a con. And none of this can mean that rioting or violence is "correct" or "wise," any more than a forest fire can be "correct" or "wise." Wisdom isn't the point tonight. Disrespect is. In this case, disrespect for the hollow law and failed order that so regularly disrespects the rioters themselves.