I’m not surprised.
I have never trusted the American justice system and never will. It is a system that protects its enforcers above all. Black lives do not matter in America.
This is why I never have trusted the police. This is why I do not trust the police. This is why I never will trust the police.
When I was a child I was never taught to run to the police for help. You go to the corner store, the dep, la bodega, the barbershop, the community centre, even the small grocery store but never the police. Why? Because the police is not here for me. It is not here for people who look like me.
This is not How To Kill A Mockingbird but more A Lesson Before Dying. Justice has not been served here and it never will because the police state has conveniently listed itself as allergic.
While Mike Brown is murdered and his family is distraught, Darren Wilson has been living the good life of vacation with pay, marrying his girlfriend (who's also a police officer and also conveniently protects her from having to testify against him), and being coddled away someplace safe. America is not even safe.
This has been underlined. I pray for the family and every other family going through this loss, a family member gunned down by the system they’ll never win against.
“I tried to decide just how I should respond to them. Whether I should act like the teacher that I was, or like the nigger that I was supposed to be.”
― Ernest J. Gaines, A Lesson Before Dying
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