Not too far from Ferguson, on Tuesday August 19th, cops responded to a shoplifting and shot an unarmed, possibly mentally ill (people are saying he was but Idk for sure I need to do some more googling), black man to death who stole two sodas from a store.
They claimed he had a knife, but I saw the whole video, there was no knife.
He was merely pacing around and telling the cops to shoot him repeatedly. They shot him point-blank and then a few times after he fell to the ground.
They killed the man. Brutal force. Absolutely uncalled for.
And I’m sure these cops have loving families and are “model citizens” in every way and possibly tithe every Sunday and recycle diligently, but it doesn’t matter. This is what we mean when we say “there’s no such thing as a good cop”. There isn’t. Nowhere. Nowhere will you find a good cop. You may find a good person who became a cop, but the phenomena of ‘good cops’ doesn’t exist. Once the badge goes on, they become servants of the state and their sole purpose is to carry out the state’s vision of justice, rampant and unchecked.
Because this man is now dead over some sodas and is now having his character defamed.
This man is dead. Completely dead. It had to have been at least 8 shots. They shot him down like he was a wild animal that they had to “make sure” that the “Crazy Man” would never rise again. Racism and ableism just fucked and hatched a demon-child. What was the point of it all? No point. The cops don’t have to explain themselves when they abuse their power. It tickles me how the main cops brutalizing unarmed Black innocents are the same ones talking about how they felt threatened.
Yet you’re the ones with committing extrajudicial murders of Black people every 28 hours.
My God have mercy what kind of a world was I born into?
Because apparently Black bodies are so fuckin dangerous that they have to be restrained even in death