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By Scotty Reid
Another man has been killed by police and some cops want to blame black culture for why their image is plummeting and why some in their ranks meet a bullet to the dome. The blame rests solely with them and no one else. Cops have been terrorizing and brutalizing people ever since the first former runaway enslaved African catcher put on a badge to enforce the law. Here we are in the 21st Century and their job is the same, return Black people to a plantation to prop up America’s slave based economy.
42 yr-old grandfather, father and husband, Eric Garner, was killed for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes. A death sentence for a man having trouble finding work due to health issues not to mention the systemic unemployment of black men in America’s “recovering economy. Garner was said to have allegedly sold cigarettes and maybe a little bit of weed on the side, allegedly, but was really only trying to help support his family the best way he could without harming anyone which is a crime in America. Don’t hold your breathe waiting for the Taxed Enough Already party to hold any protest over his death. Oh, by the way, he did not have any cigarettes on his person or in his car when he was executed with a choke hold while other officers held him down. You know it is best not to resist arrest as he allegedly did, but he was tired, like millions, of being harassed by the police.
Some of the last words spoken by Mr. Garner right before he told his killers that he could not breathe, was ““Every time you see me you want to mess with me. I’m tired of it. It stops today!” Yes, it stopped that day and they will never be able to mess with him again because they killed him, stopped his heart. How can anyone justify being a law abiding citizen when too many of those charged with enforcing the law turn out to be the killers of grandfathers, grandmothers and grandchildren across the land of the free and home of the enslaved.
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