400 Days

I’m tired.

I’m tired of writing post after post about the latest execution of another person at the hands of the #NewKluxKlan.

I’m tired of the media perpetuating the propaganda that fuels the systematic racism this country was built on.

I’m tired of people ignoring reality to remain comfortable in the status quo.

400 Days

New Klux Klan

It is painfully apparent that there is a subculture of law enforcement whose actions and character resemble the 21st Century Edition of the Klu Klux Klan. Thanks to social media, the world is becoming aware of cases where police officers are assaulting and arresting black and brown individuals for little other reason than asserting their power, “failure to comply” or because “they fit the description”. Meanwhile, there are citizens that support this bigotry through ignorance, bitterness, and/or blatant hatred. New Klux Klan

Who Is Policing The Police?

Yvette Smith called the police with the hope that they could “serve and protect” her from a dispute between two men that she felt was getting out of hand. Yet, within two seconds of her opening the door to the officers answering the call, the unarmed mother is shot and killed by one of them.

The officers say she was armed and ignored their commands. These claims were corroborated by their supervising officer. Yet, dash-cam footage disproved them all.

It would be easy to call “racism” in this case, as the victim was black and the officer is white. However, as we saw with the Zachary Hammond case, there is a larger issue at hand: the overall lack of accountability in police departments that allow officers to avoid the consequences of their actions. Who Is Policing The Police?

The First Moment He Experienced Racism Could Have Been His Last

Alex Landau was raised to believe that the content of his character was more important than his skin color. Raised by white adoptive parents, Alex’s world was shattered when he was brutally beaten to the point of unconsciousness by several Denver police officers.

It was at this moment that he realized that it didn’t matter who his parents were or how pristine his background was: he was “just another black face in the streets”. The First Moment He Experienced Racism Could Have Been His Last

Cops Stick Together Even When They’re Wrong

James DuBose is one of the latest victims of police brutality in America. Within 5 minutes of being pulled over for not having a front license plate, DuBose was shot in the head and killed by University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing.

In the initial police report, Tensing claimed he was being dragged by the vehicle and was forced to shoot the driver in self-defense. Several officers corroborated Tensing’s story.

Yet, video footage of the actual incident shows Tensing shooting DuBose in the head before the vehicle started moving. Cops Stick Together Even When They’re Wrong

Here’s The Transcript of Sandra Bland’s Arrest

Cop:
Ok, Ma’am. You ok?

Sandra Bland:
I’m waitin’ on you. This is your job. I’m waitin’ on you…

Cop:
You seem very irritated.

SB:
I am. I really am because I feel like what I’m getting a ticket for, I was getting out of your way. You were speeding up, tailing me, so I move over, and you stop me. So, yeah, I am a little irritated, but that doesn’t stop you from giving me a ticket.

Cop:
Are you done? Here’s The Transcript of Sandra Bland’s Arrest