Thursday, August 13, 2015
Remembering Michael Brown - One Year Later - #BlackLivesMatter - Update #3
On August 9th, 2014, the state of Missouri, using police officer Darren Wilson as its death weapon, murdered Michael Brown, Jr., an 18-year-old, unarmed young black man. This killing occurred in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis.
It amazes me that a jury cannot give James Eagan Holmes the death penalty for killing 12 people (and wounding 70 others) at a Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado in 2012. However, the state can find it acceptable to kill an unarmed Black teen for (allegedly) bitch-slapping a cop.
After arresting Dylan Roof for killing 9 people in a South Carolina African-American church, the arresting officers took Roof to Burger King. After being arrested in Waller County, Texas, Sandra Bland was given the trash bags she used to allegedly kill herself.
A Mike Brown timeline from Yahoo News.
Michael Brown's family still mourning.
From YahooNews: Roasted pig's head makes appearance at protest.
From YahooNews: What it's like to be a Black cop in Ferguson.
From TheVox: The all-white Oath Keepers have shown up in Ferguson and they are openly well armed. How would Ferguson police and St. Louis County police act if the Oath Keepers were Black and armed to the teeth, walking the streets of Ferguson.
From TheGuardian: Pentagon taking back two military Humvees it once gave to Ferguson PD.
And just in time to remember this day comes news of another unarmed young black man, Christian Taylor, shot by a trainee doofus cop...
From MotherJones: An interview with a civil rights activist who was at the front lines of the Ferguson protests.
From TheNation: Youth movements to end White supremacy.
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