#BLACKLIVESMATTER

tumblr_nf8ztx3pr21qexjbwo1_500Officer of this unjust law Darren Wilson was not indicted by the grand jury of 9 whites and 3 blacks for the racially motivated murder of Michael Brown Jr. of Ferguson, Missouri.

This decision was not completely misunderstood as the history, the current day atrocities which happen at the hands of so-called “officers of law” here in the states has become so often.

An indictment of the Ferguson police officer who killed Michael Brown would not prove that black lives matter in America.

Vincent Warren of the Center on Constitutional Rights writes:

Without accountability, there can be no rule of law. If Wilson is not indicted, or is under-indicted, the clear message is that it is open season on people of color, that St. Louis has declared that Darren Wilson is not a criminal but that the people who live under the thumbs of the Darren Wilsons of this country are. It would say to the cry that “Black lives matter” that, no, in fact, they do not.

This is the sad truth in this country – we cannot forget the Unites States is an institution built on racism, sexism and classism. The authors of Struggle for Justice wrote in 1971 “without a radical change in our values and a drastic restructuring of our social and economic institutions” we can only achieve modest reforms of the criminal punishment system (including policing).

“A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect”

– W.E.B. Du Bois

School system teaching our children lies, mainstream hip hop owned by our ancestors masters sons who also have a large part in the industrialized prison system, taxes being spent on wars… Black (& brown) lives are only a mean to a head count in prisons for profit along with cheap labor – civil war.

Yes, we have certain freedoms, but at the cost of so much more that is detrimental to our present and future. A day without police brutality, killings, prison sentences lacking moral/lawful reason and equal rights to all seems to be too far in sight – unreachable.

R.I.P. to all the Black names unspoken and forgotten.

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/11/25/black_lives_matter_ferguson_erupts_after

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Michael Brown’s Funeral

Thousands gather in St Louis, Missouri to celebrate the life of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was shot dead by Darren Wilson, a white police officer on August 9th, 2014.

Institutionalized racism in this country has shown it’s face for centuries. It shows no regard for black lives, it shows no regard for those labeled as criminals from birth. We, as BLACK PEOPLE have to unite in order to form a strong force against the unjust system which mandates no justice for our brother and sisters.

Ferguson, Missouri Protests Continue

Protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri for the 10th night. Protesters are calling for the arrest of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson who shot the unarmed teenager six times, including twice in the head. According to the New York Times, Attorney General Eric Holder and top Justice Department officials are weighing whether to open a broader civil rights investigation to look at Ferguson’s police practices at large. At least 11 journalists have been detained while covering the protests sparked by the shooting of Brown.

President Obama addressed the issue of journalists being detained while doing their jobs and has stated:

“I have to be very careful about not prejudging these events before investigations are completed. Because, although these are, you know, issues of local jurisdiction — you know, the DOJ works for me,” Obama told reporters on Monday. “And then when they’re conducting an investigation, I’ve got to make sure that I don’t look like I’m putting my thumb on the scales one way or the other.”

Some feel that President Obama should have more to say, he should have more to say when it comes to the mistreating of black men and the journalists who report on these issues.

“This President knows better than most what happens in poor communities that have been antagonized historically by the hostile relationship between black people and the police department,” Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“It is not enough for him to come on national television and pretend there is a false moral equivalency between police people who are armed and black people who are vulnerable constantly to this. He needs to use his bully pulpit to step up and articulate this as a vision,” Dyson said.

CNN political commentator and Morehouse College African-American studies professor Marc Lamont Hill wrote in an op-ed for CNN.com that Obama has “placed the highest priority” on people remaining calm.

“While this may seem reasonable on its face, particularly against the backdrop of rioting and looting, his words failed to acknowledge the legitimacy of black anger,” Hill said.