This right here is the saddest scene ive Ever seen. I swear we have to see & know #WHOARETHEREALDEVILS Before its too late.
Dear Black People, Stop Expecting White Folks to Feel Your Pain
We concentrate too much energy on seeking validation and empathy from white people—but we need that energy to protect ourselves.
Three more Black people have been killed by police, and predictably, each corpse is being blamed for his own death.
#TyreeKing, a 13-year-old boy killed by a cop in #Columbus, #Ohio, while holding a BB gun. The family hired an independent medical examiner who determined that King was shot in the back, likely while trying to flee police.
#KeithScott in #Charlotte, #NorthCarolina, a man sitting in his truck as he waited for his son’s elementary school bus to arrive after a day of learning. Cops claim to have seen a gun and marijuana in his car, and ordered him to get out of the vehicle. His wife pleaded with the police, letting them know her husband had a traumatic brain injury and was not a threat to anyone. As he exited the car, slowly walking backwards with his hands by his sides, an officer opened fire killing him in front of his wife and the world to see.
#TerenceCrutcher, in #Tulsa, #Oklahoma, was seeking police assistance for his stalled car. He was shot and killed by Officer #BettyShelby, who in the aftermath told detectives, “I was never so scared in my life as in that moment right then.” Fear of a Black man appears to be part of the culture of the Tulsa Police Department. An officer in a helicopter hovering hundreds of feet above the scene described Crutcher as a “big bad dude,” taking racial profiling to a new height.
And these are just the latest set of examples, a single branch in America’s white supremacist tree. Its roots are deep and its effects are immense.
Almost on repeat, the Black community has responded with marches, protests, and endless public conversation. Despite the persistent struggle for justice and freedom, this moment has also highlighted a level of weariness, a growing level cynicism as we calculate the odds of “justice.”#philandocastile