BLM Protests – Powerful or Futile? — MazAntigone

‘It is your duty to fortify your own house, so that you may be a house of refuge in times of organisation… and now is the time to Plot, Plan, Strategise, Organise and Mobilise’ ‘We want to see the system that sets up for systemic racism burnt to the ground’ – Killer Mike Killer Mike […]

via BLM Protests – Powerful or Futile? — MazAntigone

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Killer Mike is a wonderful advocate and I do agree with him that looting/destroying small businesses especially those owned by POC would not be helping the movement.

Okay first, let’s take apart the chart.

The broken windows theory is a criminological theory that states that visible signs of crime, anti-social behavior, and civil disorder create an urban environment that encourages further crime and disorder, including serious crimes. The theory suggests that policing methods that target minor crimes such as vandalism, loitering, public drinking, jaywalking and fare evasion help to create an atmosphere of order and lawfulness, thereby preventing more serious crime.

Broken windows policing is just an excuse to lock up as many Black people as possible on bullshit charges in order to ‘feed’ them to the Prison Industrial Complex which is the new SLAVERY! Black people who are homeless are being fed to the system since loitering has been made a crime and usually Black people are criminalized for loitering simply because they lack a home. Black people are also ticketed for jaywalking. For the love of !!!

Community Oversight.

Many cities have implemented community oversight and yet, why are we still attempting to claim that the answer to police murdering Black people is simply more community involvement when that has not been working, ANYWHERE? Police are still killing Black people with impunity despite some cities with community oversight committees. If it has shown to not work, then why keep at it?

Limit use of force.

How has that been working out? If it has been working, then why are we still talking about the fact that so many kops are guilty of using excessive force to subdue suspects and are in fact, killing the suspects before they can even make it to jail. Cops have become judge, jury and executioner, right on the streets, in broad day light and on camera and so cops limiting use of force is not going to happen with what’s already on police forces all across this racist shithole guilty of using excessive force on American descendants of slavery every damn day.

Independently Investigate and Prosecute.

Really? Seriously? The whites will still make up the ‘independent investigative’ board and will come to the same conclusions that the ‘in house’ investigators come to. What is going to change? Nothing.

Community Representation.

AGAIN, there have been calls for community representation, many times and even with community representation, the shit continues to go down and so therefore, makes community representation, null and void. Whites are NOT going to listen to a group of Black people from their few remaining communities talk about a damn thing as it relates to holding white kops accountable for their out-of-control, rampant abuse and brutality of American descendants of slavery.

Body cams/Film the police

AGAIN, the kops just shut the body cams off whenever they are about to do some dirty shit. Not to mention, why should kops be given the ability to cut off the body cams in the first place? It is for the express purpose of turning those cameras off in order to hide the criminal shit they do. Also, who is monitoring the supposedly ‘monitored’? Those who sit in the offices of police headquarters can just as easily delete anything that they don’t want seen on camera. So body cams are NOT the answer since there are still multiple incidents of police brutality and the police just turn off the body cams and even when bystanders film events of police brutality, the police still get off. Eric Garner’s killer got off and what was done to him was captured on video and the person who captured the murder of Eric Garner on video, himself went to jail while the kop that murdered Eric Garner is free as a  bird. So yeah, outfitting ALL kops with body cams is going to work. 🙄🙄🙄 Serious fucking eye roll!

Training.

Do I really even need to go there? We ALL see what happens when kops are trained; Black people get murdered by them. End.Of.Story.

End for profit policing.

Like that’s going to happen. The criminal INjustice system gets the bulk of its money from victimless crimes. Before Philando Castile was murdered, various municipalities had relieved that man of over $6,000 in tickets from everything from a suspended license to expired insurance to driving with expired tags. The man was stopped so many times, I am sure that he came to expect it every single time he started up his vehicle. Police departments are not going to end quotas for tickets and arrests. Nor will they stop issuing fines or arrest warrants for poor Black people who cannot pay and so go to jail, Nor is the criminal INjustice system going to cease seizing property of civilians (i.e. civil forfeiture). It is too lucrative.

Demilitarization.

Are you serious? With all of the equipment from warzones on the streets today that were used to contain the previous protests and people actually expect police departments ALL across this shithole to give up what they requested and received from the Pentagon? Get real. Those militarized vehicles are not going anywhere. The military style techniques that were recently used on peaceful protesters aren’t going anywhere. I don’t care how many calls there are for a demilitarization of police departments, that is never going to happen. Why…what would they do with ALL of that military equipment? Allow it to sit and collect dust? Yeah! And the ‘toothfairy’ is real.

Fair police union contracts.

“Most states permit police officers to bargain collectively over the terms of their employment, including the content of internal disciplinary procedures. This means that police union contracts—largely negotiated outside of public view—shape the content of disciplinary procedures used by American police departments.”

And so if you believe that that is going to change, then believe this, I’ve got some great beachfront property for sale right smack dab in the middle of Death Valley. It’s gorgeous!

Now I’d like to tackle this!

Killer Mike is a wonderful advocate and I do agree with him that looting/destroying small businesses especially those owned by POC would not be helping the movement.

First of all, this ‘Killer Mike’ is NOT a ‘wonderful advocate’. His shirt includes the wording, “Kill Your Masters,” but his actual words state otherwise. ‘Killer Mike’ seems to be under the impression that gentrification is something that the whites plan on implementing when they get to Mars. Whites actually believe that they will land on the red planet some day and apparently, ‘Killer Mike’ believes that then and only then, will the whites implement ‘gentrification’. Other than that, they’re waiting on the rapture to put that shit into play. The reality is, ‘Killer Mike’ is NOT living in reality. He is not living in the ‘real world’.

‘Killer Mike’ said in the video and I quote, “I wanted to see the whole world burn down because I am tired of seeing Black men die!”

‘Killer Mike’ is “tired of seeing Black men die!” Never mind Black women and children, he is only incensed over Black men dying at the hands of cops. Black women and children are on their own. Someone else can be “tired of seeing Black women and children die”  at the hands of racist kops. You see how incredibly insensitive Black men are when it comes to Black women and Black children? We don’t even get included when Black men get “tired.” That, in and of itself, is quite telling.

“I wanted to see the whole world burn down…”

But then ‘Killer Mike’ turned right around and said this. “We need to plot, plan, strategize, organize and mobilize.” Uh…I’ve heard that somewhere before. Oh, now I remember, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and crew tried that already and look where we are, right back at square one in needing to “plot, plan, strategize, organize and mobilize.” Yeah, that worked SO well for us. That is why we are where we are, AGAIN, at square one.

I do agree with him that looting/destroying small businesses especially those owned by POC would not be helping the movement.

First of all, POC or ‘people of color’ are not American descendants of slavery. POC are immigrants. You’re getting the shit twisted. Whatever burned down when the shit hit the fan after what went down in Minneapolis, MN, did NOT belong to American descendants of slavery beyond two stores. The rest were owned by foreigners. I am TIRED of American descendants of slavery continuously grouped in with foreigners/immigrants/refugees who are NOT even in our corner. If some Mexican taco trucks burned to the ground, what’s that got to do with American descendants of slavery? If some African halal meat markets burned to the ground, what’s that got to do with American descendants of slavery? If a Target was set on fire, what’s that got to do with American descendants of slavery? If a new apartment development got burned to the ground, what’s that got to do with American descendants of slavery, especially since we will continue to walk around Minneapolis, MN, HOMELESS even if that development was finished because make no mistake, the faces of the homeless in Minneapolis, MN are American descendants of slavery? And so, come again about what we’d be missing out on with some burned out buildings? Because newsflash! We got no stake in any of those so-called POC small businesses that got destroyed. They were not owned by American descendants of slavery. Even the few homes that American descendants of slavery reside in are not owned by them. They are paying some whites or some foreigner, rent to live in substandard housing.

As far as I am concerned, the shit should still be burning because that is ALL whites understand, loss of revenue; capitalism ground to a halt. Whites understand NOTHING else.  So, we don’t need anymore sellouts telling us what the fuck we need to do about some damn businesses and neighborhoods filled to bursting with foreigners that the whites welcomed over here to help fuck us up even more than what the whites were already doing. Take that fake ass ‘new Black movement’ shit and shove it! We don’t need no more ‘Uncle Toms’ standing around spouting bullshit. If you ain’t about the damn thing, then get to stepping because the last thing we need is to hear about how we are burning down some shit that we don’t even fucking own. Believe me, if the shit had been ours, we would not have been burning it down. It really is that simple. But what these coonheads can’t seem to get is that a people with nothing to lose, will act like it. The sad part is, they refuse to keep the momentum going! And since we refuse to keep the momentum going, don’t be surprised at how quickly you’ll be fired up again when the next video surfaces of yet another white kop murdering a Black person and looking as though he is merely munching on a donut while watching a tire deflate.

 

2 thoughts on “BLM Protests – Powerful or Futile? — MazAntigone

    1. I agree. Why give them body cams and also give them the means to turn them off at their discretion when it is quite obvious that there was a GOOD reason that kops had to be outfitted with those body cams in the first place? If they were doing what they are supposed to do as in “Protect and Serve,” “We the People,” then there would have been no need for body cams, but that is not what they are doing and everyone is quite well aware of that. What’s happening is that the “Protect and Serve” is only to protect and serve the white man. Protect his shit by serving us to the Prison Industrial Complex or to the morgue because that is what is going down. They protect the white man’s shit from burning to the ground and they serve the ‘elites’ by keeping us from their throats by incarcerating us and then emasculating the Black man while he is locked up, hence why there are so many Black men walking around acting confused and shit with their damn pants sagging to the ground. If you’re a man, the sag look don’t speak to that, not at all.

      Miz 100, I thank you for your comment.

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