First of all, I was sitting in my favorite recliner reading yet another ‘whodunnit’ and for those of you who would like to know the name of this particular ‘whodunnit’, the book’s title is “A Poisoned Season,” by Tasha Alexander. But as usual, I digress. However, the title of this book is very apropos especially since it would seem that when it comes to American descendants of slavery, every season is a ‘poisoned season’.
My cousin came in and hit me with the news that yet ANOTHER Black man was murdered in Minneapolis, MN by white kops.
Minneapolis cops in riot gear last night fired rubber bullets and tear gas at thousands of defiant protesters who took to the streets to demand justice for George Floyd, the black man who died after a white officer was filmed kneeling on his neck during his arrest.
Demonstrators carrying placards reading ‘I can’t breathe’ and ‘Justice 4 Floyd’ surrounded a police precinct Tuesday night after the disturbing video of 46-year-old Floyd begging the cop to stop before falling unconscious was shared online.
Now, right out of the gate, set the scene. It is July 17, 2014 and Eric Garner is standing on a New York City street selling loose, untaxed cigarettes when he is confronted by NYPD and even though he asks them to leave him alone, he ends up in an illegal chokehold that results in his murder. Eric Garner’s final words were, “I Can’t Breathe!” The kop who murdered him, Daniel Pantaleo was NOT fired from the NYPD until August 19, 2019. It took that long for the police commissioner to decide that what Daniel Pantaleo did to Eric Garner warranted his being fired. And remember, that bastard, Pantaleo was still on the clock and received hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money while whites were trying to decide if he should be fired, at the very least.
NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo fired over 2014 Eric Garner chokehold death August 19, 2019 / 8:34 PM / CBS/AP Officer fired over Eric Garner death New York City’s police commissioner has fired a police officer involved in the 2014 death of Eric Garner.
“In this case the unintended consequence of Mr. Garner’s death must have a consequence of its own,” said O’Neill. “It is clear that Daniel Pantaleo can no longer effectively serve as a New York City police officer.”
Now let that marinate and resonate with you for a minute while I continue.
We ALL should remember Tamir Rice. Tamir Rice was playing with a toy gun in a park and someone called the kops on him and within two seconds of the racist white kops pulling up on Tamir Rice, he was dead; shot multiple times. He was twelve years old. No one was held accountable for his death. His family settled a lawsuit and all is well, only I am quite sure that Tamir Rice doesn’ think so, but since he is not up to thinking, being all dead, who the fuck cares, right? I mean the protests ceased. Everyone went back home and got back to fighting one another on Facebook and Twitter. All’s well that ends well. Tamir Rice’s murderer went on to get himself rehired by another police department. All’s well that ends well.
“Timothy Loehmann will work as a cop in the village of Bellaire, OH, population 4,000, police Chief Richard Flanagan announced. “He’s not quitting on being a police officer. He made a decision that’s going to stay with him the rest of his life,” said Flanagan. “Like anybody else, if you make a mistake, someone’s got to give you a second chance, give someone opportunity. There is no worry, I stand behind this officer.”
Does anyone remember Freddie Gray? He was minding his business in Baltimore, MD when the kops pulled up on him, harassed him and then murdered him. Not one kop is currently serving any time in prison for his murder. When Freddie Gray was murdered by kop, I posted this poem:
Freddie Gray, they severed your spine
and now you lie in a box of pine.
The neighborhood put up a shrine.
BLACKLIVESMATTER, where is your sign?
And if you ever step out of line
they gone jail your ass, that pink-assed swine!
Freddie Gray can’t rest in peace
cause kops killing us, ain’t gonna cease!
Did they cease?
Now, you also remember, since it just happened recently, the kops murdering Breonna Taylor, who was shot eight times as she lay sleeping in her own home. Breonna Taylor was only 26 years old and was a frontline worker, working as an EMT saving lives during a pandemic. The kops showed up at her door for no reason because the person that they were on the hunt for had already been arrested. Unfortunately for Ms. Taylor’s boyfriend, because the kops had no reason to barge into their home is irrelevant, he is in prison on charges of shooting at kops that had no business in his face to begin with. As for Ms. Taylor’s death, she is just considered ‘collateral damage’ in the eyes of the whites. All’s well that ends well.
Next we come to Ahmaud Arbery, a case whereas Mr. Arbery 25, was murdered on Feb. 23, 2020 and the WHITE suspects were arrested on May 7, Gregory and Travis McMichael, but only after public outrage. All’s well that ends well.
The names of those murdered by kops that got off scot free just keep on coming; Sandra Bland, Jamar Clark, Philando Castile, Michael Brown, Alton Sterling, John Crawford, Aiyana Stanley-Jones was 7 years old when she was killed by a single bullet to the head. As officer Joseph Weekley walks free, another community is demanding answers about the increasing militarization of law enforcement. All’s well that ends well.
If I continued in this vein, I would be at it for the next 30 years and so we come to George Floyd; another Black man murdered by racists in blue uniforms in Minneapolis, MN. I guess killing Jamar Clark and Philando Castile was just not enough for the Minneapolis kops. Over an alleged suspicion of a forged check, a man lost his life. I have not seen the video but I could not help but see a picture of George Floyd lying on the ground with a white kop’s knee on his neck. He told the kop that he could not breathe right up until he stopped breathing. An ambulance was called and the body of George Floyd was taken to a hospital where it was pronounced, dead. Four kops that were involved have been fired. What good does that do when we ALL know that as was the case with the kop that killed Tamir Rice, he simply got hired at a different police department? And so, again. what the hell does firing those racist, bottom feeding, scum sucking pieces of filthy shit, do? It does nothing!
And right on cue, the protests have started. What good does that do? Look at ALL of the Black people who have been murdered by kop over the years and you tell me, what does another protest or march do to stop that shit? What does printing “Black Lives Matter!” signs do to stop that shit? What does engaging with the kops in throwing shit solve? The protesters get sent running with rubber bullets being fired at them along with tear gas and “the show is over, folks.” People are still protesting over what happened to Ahmaud Arbery and while they are doing that, some folks in Minneapolis, MN have taken to the streets once again.
For the folks in Minneapolis, MN, tell me, why are you protesting? Did it matter when you protested against the kop killing of Jamar Clark? Did it matter when you protested the kop killing of Philando Castile?
Racism, police brutality, whites calling the kops on us just because, is going to continue since everyone is quite well aware that the only thing that’s going to happen is, you’re going to protest for a couple of days and then take your useless ass home. Black assed attorney, Benjamin Crump, will get another high profile ‘kop killing Black folks’ case, take his cut and dole out the rest to the family of the deceased.The family of the latest to die at the hands of brutal, racist kops will settle for 6 million dollars or less and shut the fuck up. Their dead will be buried and then we will be outraged in a few weeks over this same shit occurring and back on the streets with those useless ass signs we will be. What we should be doing, we won’t do because this shithole needs to get fucked up to the point of no return. But since we don’t have the balls to do what needs to be done, we will continue to plead to breathe. And we shall continue to be allowed to die instead. So, take several seats while shutting the fuck up. You look ridiculous!
Kops murdering American descendants of slavery…..to be continued…….. because all’s well that ends well, so says ‘white supremacy’.