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Police Murders, People Rising Up: Now Who’s Afraid of Whom?

Police Murders, People Rising Up: Now Who’s Afraid of Whom?

By Dennis Loo (8/21/14)

Contrary to much of the media coverage of Ferguson, the issue here isn't whether the protests are "peaceful" or not. The issue is whether or not the police will be allowed to continue to get away with cold bloodedly executing black people (and others). That is the question.  

Officer Darren Wilson before he gunned down Michael Brown in cold blood: “I’m going to shoot you!”

"You're not going to talk to me that way!" -- Michael Dunn, before he fired ten shots at five black teens, killing Jordan Davis, while Davis and his friends sat in their car at a gas station.

“These assholes. They always get away.” – George Zimmerman, before executing Trayvon Martin

These are the words of arrogant racists who think – no, know – that the whole edifice of racism backs them up. These are the words of racist pigs who know that they can get away with murdering those treated as no better than dirt by the police and by the justice system.

They know what the “natural order” of things is. They know they are on the top of that order. They know that they can do practically anything to blacks, Latinos, Native Americans, the homeless, immigrants, foreigners, and women of all races, and that they will not be punished.

But their day is coming. They have woken the beast. They cannot continue to get away with rampaging and murdering indefinitely. They can bring in the National Guard. They can turn Ferguson, MO into Egypt or Gaza.

But they are scared out of their minds.

They are few. We are many.

We are gathering forces, as more people wake up.

And we are not going to back down. 

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