"All oppression creates a state of war." - Simone de Beauvoir
"The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." - Robert Kennedy
Chad P. Morrison, Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The police are working for the system. They are killing those who dare to exist outside of the system. This is why we must evolve. The video linked below is graphic. It depicts the shooting death of a homeless man, James Boyd, in Albuquerque, NM, on March 24, 2014. What happened to protect and serve?
"Supplemental" - Kent Allen Halliburton, Friday, August 25, 2016
The police are killing people who dare to live withing the system, too, and protect and serve was thrown out the window when the US Government was purchased by corporations like Raytheon, Wal-Mart, and News Corporation. When my Comrade, Chad, here, wrote this piece, the repeated killings of unarmed African Americans had not yet become the most frequent news of the day. It is now, and Chad's piece was very nearly the calling out of the opening salvo. On April 30, 2014, the Milwaukee PD took the life of Dontre Hamilton. He was unarmed, as were all of the following individuals. On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner lost his life in New York City. On August 5, 2014, John Crawford III was gunned down by the Dayton PD. On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, Jr. was killed by the Ferguson PD. On August 11, 2014, Ezell Ford was taken out by the Florence PD. On August 12, 2014, Dante Parker was eliminated by the Victorville, PD. On November 13, 2014, Tanisha Anderson was murdered in Cleveland. On November 20, 2014, Akai Gurley was slaughtered by the Brooklyn PD. On November 22, 2014, Tamir Rice was butchered back in Cleveland. On December 2, 2014, Rumain Brisbon lost his life in Phoenix. December 30, 2014 witnessed the assassination of Jerame Reid in Bridgeton. On March 6, 2015, Tony Robinson lost his life at the hands of the Madison PD. On March 31, 2015, Phillip White was a new notch scratched into the belts of the Vineland PD. Eric Harris lost his life to the Tulsa PD, on April 2, 2015. On April 4, 2015, Walter Scott was shot in the back in North Charleston. On April 19, 2015 Freddie Gray died of injuries sustained in an unprovoked beating by the Baltimore PD. On July 5, 2016, Alton Sterling was put to death by the Baton Rouge PD. On July 6, 2016, Philando Castile was snuffed out by the Minneapolis PD.
This list is not exhaustive. It is, however, a list of some of the latest victims in the United States', now, centuries long war against African Americans, and thus, the American people as a whole. For, if but one of us must fear for our lives at the hands of the government, then, we all must. What have the American people done that is so awful that our own government treats us this way? Perhaps, we should tell them to stop.....
The original version of this article was published at http://airbornenation.yolasite.com/blogs/police-shoot-unarmed.