“Ending white supremacy requires the ability to do math—350 years of murderous plunder are not undone by 50 years of uneasy ceasefire.” – Ta-Nehisi Coates
I did a post yesterday picking my favorite Photo of the Year, but political cartoons are a different breed of Continue reading
Police operate with impunity and such impunity is bolstered by an American public, pundits and the like that don’t even want you to criticize the police, much less institute any type of real reform.
This Witness 40 in her diary said, “I need to understand Black race better so I stop calling them nigger.”
But I say again, where does the government derive this authority? From our collective illusion, from our collective compliance with it.
We don’t know that there is going to be a hurricane, but it seems the police, the media and the politicians are driving up the tensions to that level.
Not only does it look suspect to have selective leaks occurring in an investigation already shrouded in skepticism and upheaval, but to run with something so blatantly dumb, I don’t know what to say.
In 2013, the municipal court in Ferguson — a city of 21,135 people — issued 32,975 arrest warrants for nonviolent offenses, mostly driving violations.