We all must be hearing music when witnessing militarized police assassinations and crackdowns on protests, journalists, and dissidents of any flavor. Here are some of mine. Were I a victim of the same rather than an observer, they might be different; who can say? What do you hear?
— U.S. Dept. of Fear (@FearDept) August 19, 2014
And let us please, not forget Jackson State, two killed and twelve others shot by National Guard and many other ‘security agencies’ two days later; few were even aware of it. LA 1992 after the Rodney King verdict, 50 dead, 2000 injured before it was over. Detroit ’67, Watts ’65, Harlem ’64…and the beat goes on. But it must stop.
#TWIBnation (This Week in Blackness, apparently), one of the few black journalist organizations on the ground in Ferguson. Warning: it’s hideous, but all sound, no video. You may be feelin’ this afterward:
— Nova Ren Suma (@novaren) August 19, 2014
Seen on Twitter:
“There’s a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.”
~ Commander William Adama (Battlestar Galactica)
And close to: “Why do white people keep telling us how we should act in the face of all this racist shit?”