If I see three or four young black men walking down the street, I have to stop them and check their names. I want them to be afraid every time they see the police that they might get arrested.
Chief Russell Mills to the LA Times after shooting and killing black 89-year-old great grandfather Shawn Monroe at a barbecue unprovoked. Today, he walks free with no charges, despite numerous witnesses and his own admission that he enjoys terrorizing black people.
Tell me again why Black people should be okay with police when they have, since the history of our being kidnapped to this fucking country, have not EVER been about protecting us, but about terrorizing us?
Police are NOT for Black people’s safety. They are about torturing us, terrorizing us and killing us. Period. There is no safety with police. There is no peace keeping with police. They have ALWAYS been a terror to the Black community and I am tired of this fact being pushed to the wayside.
And Ray Kelly, when he was Commissioner in NYC said the same thing.
Arpaio has said the same thing.
This is a ROUTINE assertion that the point of the police is to be an agent of state terror. And that such terror should be all but exclusively focused on Black and Brown bodies.
what’s remarkable is the way Black people are not supposed to have any feelings in this scenario. that the only way to be scared is to be screaming or crying.
The idea that fear propels the human body to move on instinct, doesn’t seem to occur.
Yeah, imagine if a cop came up and said that stuff to you. Purposely trying to terrorize you, scare you, make you feel unwelcome in your own community. Some big white man coming at you? When big white men have historically been the source of so much terror to you and your people? Yeah, that might propel you to fight or flight. And that’s when they pull out their guns and murder you. And get away with it.
I am sick of killer cops on our streets, killer cops given guns. They are a menace to society and need to be removed for obvious public safety reasons. But since when was the state, those in power, about protecting public safety?