It should never have come to this, the person that shot you doesn’t represent the movement to bring peace between the people and the police. I’m so very sorry for your families, they should not have to mourn you. Just like Trayvon’s family, just like Eric Garner’s family, like Ezell Ford’s family, like Mike Brown’s family. This is not the way, these innocent police officers should not have to sacrifice for those in blue that abuse their power. Let’s not make them accountable for bad policemen. If we/you do that then you are no better than the police that abuse us. So, please don’t destroy the movement by just killing. The Ezell Ford autopsy came out today. I know something has to be done and I agree, but it can’t be at the expense of officers that want to do good, want to protect and want to serve. We shouldn’t stand up for any wrong doing, not from any one. Do Something L.A. but be right about what you do.
U.S. African American Congressional Staffers and U. S. Representatives walked out of congress December 11. Hands held-up standing up against the continued violence and brutality against the young Black men of this country. Thank you! Derrick Rose, Reggie Bush and LeBron James, for standing up and being counted Thank you! For not worrying about pleasing your vast audiences and letting your vast audiences no, that these killings are not Okay
It is so awesome to see the creativity of the young people, this very diverse group of people standing up for what is right, Die-Ins, blocking the bridges and the freeways. I applaud you. Standing up not for color but what is right. The police in most if not all state’s are paid by tax payer dollars to serve and protect the community, not brutalize us because they carry a badge. So “Big UPS” to you for demanding change.
“Power concedes nothing without demand…” “If there is no struggle, there is no progress…”
~ Fredrick Douglass
No charges will be filed, No Indictment. Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Ezell Ford, Luis Rodriguez all unarmed Black men that died at the hands of the police in just the last 3 to 4 months.
Ferguson – Mike Brown: Dorian Johnson, Michael Brady, Piaget Crenshaw, Tiffany Mitchell, Phillip Walker, Emanuel Wilson all told similar stories. Struggle at the car, a shot fired at the car, he runs shots continue, he stops turns around hands up, shots continue until he is dead. Darren Wilson, no charges, grand jury will not indict. Dorian Johnson says he did not reach for the officers gun at all. Construction worker in a recording obtained by CNN says “He had his f*ck!n hands up.”
L.A. – Ezell Ford: An unarmed Black man dies at the hands of police. Reported to have been shot three times in the back by L.A.P.D on a “investigative stop.” This happened just days after the Mike Brown shooting in August, but for some reason the autopsy has not been made available to the public.
Staten Island – Eric Garner: Dies for supposedly selling “loosies” according to the police. Now in a recording by a citizen it was said he had just broken up a fight. And you see Eric a big guy surrounded by at first 2 then 3, 4, 5 officers. Daniel Pantaleo goes behind Mr. Garner and gets him in chokehold (that is against department policy). The 3 to 4 officers take him to the ground and Pantaleo continue to put pressure around his neck and minutes later he’s dead. Pantaleo quote: It is never my intention to harm anyone and I feel very bad about the death of Mr. Garner.” If that is the case then why did you not let up on the pressure when you and fellow officers were on his back. The media keep saying how big he was, but he is on the ground and everyone can hear his dying words. “I can’t breath.”
South Carolina – Lemar Johnson: State trooper – Stops dude for no seatbelt, and ask for his license and registration. Lemar turns to comply. And officer Sean Groubert snaps and as Lemar turns around starts shooting. He shot at bro four times, and what are there like six shots in the gun. Luckily for Lemar, trooper Groubert is not that great of a shot, and he was shot but he survived. But South Carolina got it right, that let Groubert’s stupid ass go.
I know there are some good police officers out there. It’s rare that we in the Black and Brown Community get to see you, but we know you’re there. And I know your job is hard, but this is the job you signed up for, not every black man you see is out to do something criminal. The American people pay your salaries and we want you to uphold the law. We are not interested in criminals getting away with breaking the law. But stealing or selling a cigarettes is not a crime punishable by death. These men are not above the law, but then neither are you. Regards to the young people of all colors who are continue to protest and demand justice. Black Life Matters. Say Something L.A. It’s too much, and something has to change.