I recently posted a chapter excerpt on the the blog Inside The Forbidden Outside about medical care in the prisons, but it isn’t just prisons. The racism in our justice system is extreme. It’s also the brutality inside the jails and the casualties that come from that brutality. Deaths are covered up and all effort is made so the officers involved don’t have to suffer the consequences. People are rightfully angry. Many of the officers are worse criminals than the ones who are locked up.
Police brutality is either escalating or they are being recorded more, which means it’s always been this bad but we didn’t get to see it. Police, and prison guards should pay the price for the crimes they commit. They are a danger to society. This ugly pimple has only begun to burst. More and more people are going to take to the streets until it’s an all out war between the people and the oppressors. They can’t keep beating people to death and get away with it.
Although the larger percentage of people maimed and killed are black and minorities, it is white people, too, who get the wrong end of the stick. How can someone stand by and just watch someone die? What kind of human being would do that?? Let me repeat that! How low does your personal standard for life have to fall for you to stand by, or be part of the death of another human being and do nothing to help him? Could you sleep at night? I couldn’t. Most people can’t. But many people watch the video or read the article and just go on about their day and look the other way instead of getting involved in even a small way. It’s just a news story. It doesn’t affect the lives of most people. We feel sorry for the families and that’s about it.
If I were an officer of the law and went along with what happened in this video, could I face my family and friends and admit I was part of it? NO – but then, we can’t see the faces of those men can we? But still – the cause he made for his own life will have it’s effect and I sure wouldn’t want to be there when “What goes around, comes around” comes back to him.
Watching this made me want to vomit, seeing how low the human race can fall. This must be stopped. Share this on your social media. Stand up for what is right. Don’t sit back and say you can’t do anything. Find a way to get involved. Join an organization that is trying to make [positive change. EJI – Equal Justice Initiative is just one that comes to mind to start with. http://eji.org If you aren’t part of the solution you are part of the problem. We need to hold the police and the prisons accountable for every death they allow to happen.