|Tear gas smoke rising from Ferguson on Night 5 after Michael Brown's killing.|
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?|
Justice is swift and elusive with citizens on the losing end. One strike and you're out!