FPOTD: Tamir Rice (what the news should really say)

TamirEarworm

“I am the victim of police brutality now/I’m tired of being the victim of hate/you’re rapin’ me of my pride/Oh, for God’s sake/ I look to heaven to fulfill its prophecy…/Set me free.

All I wanna say is that, they don’t really care about us….”

-Michael Jackson

Found from CNN’s coverage of the Tamir Rice Story:

This perfect human error, mistake

that day the police

shot 12-year-old Tamir

who had (not) been warned his pellet gun might get him (shot) that day

But the officers say

it was reasonable to      kill  the boy

the prosecutor said the toy gun looked real.

a toy gun.

                          he had a pellet gun.

 

police officers who have killed an unarmed black child is business as usual,

we mourn for all of the black people who have been killed by the police without justice.

this process demonstrates a serious problem:

the criminal-justice system.

 

My thoughts… well, are the thoughts held by many, so I don’t feel the need to repeat what has already been said over and over again every time something like this happens, because what difference will it make? Are police trained to shoot first, ask questions later? For some reason I think not. Or shall I clarify: not for all cases, or all races.

Stay Pofound,

Jae

 

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