Oh Baltimore

I guess this needs repeating:

To those of you who cannot understand why a certain group of people could be enraged to the point where they would loot and otherwise destroy their neighborhood, close your eyes for a minute and consider what you would do if:

You belonged to a group of people who, statistically, were 25 times more likely to be shot by your local “peace” officers than anyone else, and…

If the police were 25 times more likely to KILL you, then consider how much more likely they would be to stop you, harass you, beat you, and otherwise rub your powerlessness in your face, and…

Society as a whole was programmed, at every turn, to make it just that much harder for you to move up in society or even just be accepted for who you are, and…

You, your family, other people you know in your group, indeed, nearly everyone you could think of who looked like you had to deal with the same shit, day in and day out, overtly and covertly, every day of their lives from the time they were born until the time they died…

And so on and so forth.

And then on top of all that…

One of those people seemingly paid to harass you and keep you down took it upon themselves to execute someone who was a part of your group, for no other apparent reason other than they could and…

All of his coworkers showed up armed to the teeth, with machine guns, tear gas, rubber bullets, and other “urban” (read “Black”) pacification gear, to keep you down…

And so on and so forth…

And then the grand jury let the murderer go, like you knew they would, like EVERYONE knew they would, because it was the victim’s fault he got killed, don’t ya know, for trying to resist getting killed…

And then the ones who are supposed to be protecting you–but instead are the ones who are killing you–show up again with their “urban” (read “Black”) pacification gear in case you get mad…

Wouldn’t you get mad? Maybe more than a little enraged at feeling so powerless? Tired of all the beat downs and young people in your group getting executed for who knows what? Tired and mad enough to just break shit?

I know I would. And so would you.

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