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Friday, August 15, 2014

Facts surrounding Brown shooting still emerging...

Tear gas smoke rising from Ferguson on Night 5 after Michael Brown's killing.

As information unfolds about the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, one has to ask themselves is this just another case of police and pseudo police (neighborhood watch) killing black men for nefarious reasons.

They used to kill blacks for stealing watermelons...or winking at white girls. Times have not changed. Trivial encounters with armed vigilantes lead to death of the powerless.

Trayvon Martin was killed for not answering properly and being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Eric Garner's breathing was halted because he didn't want to be arrested for allegedly selling a cigarette.

Maybe Michael Brown was killed for stealing cigars. He can't speak for himself because he is dead.

They are all dead.

Dead men tell no lies, cannot speak for themselves or amend their wrongs.

Was Michael Brown killed over a box of cigars?
What's compelling about these stories and the many other ones over the years is that we live in a country where death occurs and questions are answered later. People are targets, and the powerful possess war weapons. We have no power to admit our sins or try to rehabilitate ourselves, but are either thrown in jail or shot dead; no time to call a priest for forgiveness. No lawyers or deep pockets to keep us out of the prison industrial complex.

Justice is swift and elusive with citizens on the losing end. One strike and you're out!

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