Something about this recent case of murder (1st DEGREE MURDER, by the way) has brought out the radical in me.
Like as a black woman growing up in NYC, I’ve seen cops mistreat people before, especially black people, like me. And in my school? It’s oddly women of color (who also happen to be… black) who are mistreated after/during a fight… I normally stay on the sidelines or tend not to voice my opinions about this kinda stuff, but honestly? F—k cops. I’m tired of racism, cops getting away with murder, an unfair justice system… I’m so damn tired of it. I’ve had just about enough.
It is a constant cycle of the police killing an innocent black person, people getting angry, BLM tweets and then no punishment. Every time I see a police car or an officer my anxiety levels skyrocket because I’m so f—king scared that I’m gonna get racially profiled or even shot just for being black. Especially where I am right now. I shouldn’t be scared of walking outside and living my life because of my skin color. I should trust the people who protect us, but knowing that the police force is an inherently racist system (early KKK members were actually police officers… and slave-catchers when the Fugitive Slave Law/slavery was legal), that’s what terrifies me. See the way they broke into Breonna Taylor’s house and killed her? I don’t want that to happen to me. I don’t wanna live my life in fear. And I certainly don’t want my family members/loved ones to be hurt or killed by those goddamn racist pigs.
Every time I hear about a case of “police brutality”, I get infuriated. And that fury has built up more and more and more… and now… I’m sick of it. Sick of cops murdering innocent black people for doing simple f—king things. Wearing a hoodie. Having fun at a bachelor party. Taking out a hairbrush or a cell phone. Selling loose cigarettes. Holding a “forged” $20 bill that turned out to be f–king real. Why the hell would you suffocate a man by putting your knee on his neck for 8 minutes?! What the f—k did he do to deserve that? Oh wait, because he’s black.
Because of our skin color, and not the content of our character, cops are free to kill us.
It’s either you’re for “police brutality” (murder) or against it. Your call.