Darren Wilson, the officer who murdered Mike Brown, has raised over $11,000 from supporters in less than a day.
This is unacceptable.
White dude in St. Louis named Kevin Miner was wanted for burglary.
He eluded police officers until they conducted a search of a resident’s home and found him.
He attacked both officers, breaking one cop’s hand. The media even alludes to Miner being forced to “fight back” against the police because of how he was being apprehended!
Miraculously, the cops managed not to punch him in the face repeatedly, put him in a chokehold, or shoot him six times including once in the face and once in the head.
He, in fact, barely had a scratch on him.
The next time someone says to you:
"BUT IT’S NOT ABOUT RACE (Patent Pending)!"
Throw your tea dead in their face Dominique Deveraux-style and pump on away from them like Naomi Campbell.
This is something I keep thinking about. I remember drunkenly brandishing a knife at a diner late one night because some dude bros and me got mouthy at one another, over a decade ago. Cops came, took my knife, and I got told to leave. I didn’t even get cuffed for public intoxication and menacing/threatening with a deadly weapon.
I can give about a dozen more instances along these lines.
In short, my simplest understanding of my white privilege is I got proverbial slaps on the wrist rather than incarceration, getting beat, or shot.
SD Police Say Tazing 8-Year-Old Native Girl Was Justified, Family Sues
In October 2013, An 8 year old Rosebud Sioux girl was shot by a stun gun when Pierre Police arrived on scene and were not able to obtain a paring knife the young girl was holding. In the days that followed, the family of the little girl reported she was suffering from trauma, while the Pierre Police Chief Bob Granpre said the actions of the Police were justified.