What follows is an account of my experience in Ferguson on August 10th, the day following the shootout with Tyrone Harris, Jr.
Statistically speaking, quite a few other things—many of them surprising—pose greater risks to US citizens than the police.
“These police officers were standing there, and they were shot–just because they were police officers.”
In this fictional episode, we see so much reality – the experience of another Black life being unjustly taken, the pain of a father who lost his child, the emotions of a protesting community after the fact, the disagreements between members of the same racial identity who see justice differently on how to deal with racist systems.
As a black and Puerto Rican male, some would wonder why I would opt out of such an important movement considering it is very relevant to my life.
Millions got played today. You may have been one of them.
Do some people now think it’s open season on police officers?
You’re offended that (Black) people are burning the American flag? Well, I’m offended that A PIECE OF CLOTH is more important to you than a young black man’s life.
Plus, Sony begs reporters to stop talking about them, Ferguson protesters turn against Al Sharpton, and the Supreme Court rules that forgetful cops can search your car, all in today’s news and web roundup.
“Will somebody please tell me when it became OK for people to disobey and disrespect an officer of the law??!?!?”