Obama called on the nation to accept the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict the killer cop. Most of his speech was exhortations to the Black community not to vandalize or get violent. But they’re not the ones coming armed to the teeth with tear gas, stun grenades, armored vehicles. What about some exhortations to the cops?
He said, “In too many parts of this country, a deep distrust exists between law enforcement & communities of color. But there’s never an excuse for violence.” He should have been a preacher. Cause what this whole thing is about is unprovoked rampant police violence against Black teens in every city across this country including harassment, stop & frisk, outright murder, & a pipeline to jail for minor offenses.
Since the Black community can’t find justice in the courts then they will find justice in the streets. That’s where Black power is strongest, most uncompromising, most massive, & independent. And that’s where we all need to join them in solidarity. Because “an injury to one is an injury to all” is the iron law of social transformation.