Saturday, July 9, 2016
They Paid the Price
And hundreds more like them. Here's a link to the hundred or so known unarmed blacks killed by police in this country last year.
Five Dallas Policemen, innocent of any crimes, have paid with their lives, so that the perpetrators of the above murders could escape without punishment, or with symbolic sentences which make a mockery of human decency and the rule of law.
42 police were killed in the line of duty last year; well over 1,000 civilians were killed by police, with unarmed blacks being victimized at a rate five times that of unarmed whites.
If you do not understand how, in this nation of three hundred million people, this is inevitably going to drive someone over the bend, someone whom our government has carefully taught to kill, you are a soulless fool. And if you think that this sort of thing has nothing to do with the fact that there are more guns than people in this country, you are in deep denial.
Deliberately creating an armed, enraged populace, and then licensing the police, in response, to shoot whichever sort of person they choose (you know what I mean) is a recipe for disaster. And one party allowing its number one representative to stoke the violence and hatred every single day is unbelievably reprehensible.
Have no fear- the right wing haters, sooner or later, are going to get what they deserve. The problem is that the rest of us are going to get it too.