blaming the victims at the #Baltimoreuprising

When poor minorities riot over unjust treatment, privileged majority observers speculate about the family breakdown that must be the cause of so much property damage.

But the privileged majority observers never seem to worry about what psychological conditions lead to the police officer mindset that justifies capital punishment for non-capital offenses. Running away from a police officer is not a capital offense. Wrestling with a police officer is not a capital offense. Carrying an air soft pistol is not a capitol offense. Stealing cigarillos is not a capital offense. Selling single cigarettes is not a capital offense. Resisting arrest is not a capital offense. Walking down a dark stairway is not a capital offense. Property damage is not a capital offense.

But the law disproportionately forgives or justifies the citizen wearing blue, allowing capital punishment... summary execution... murder.

When trials do happen, poor minorities are disproportionately incarcerated, breaking down family structures, depriving families of income, perpetuating the poverty cycle.

When NWA rapped "Fuck tha Police" they were screaming against the entire system, run by the privileged majority, of whom the Police are the boots on their ground. The issues they complain about in 1988 have not changed.


 

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