The media narrative on police violence in Baltimore

While the state of Maryland marches in 2,000 National Guard to help the 1,000 riot cops in Baltimore, media is marching out the pieties to justify repression. Nearly 60 years of listening to this horse manure merits a place in the highest levels of heaven, a halo & the title of Saint Mary of Choler to boot.

So the media homily goes: if Black kids just complied with cops & didn’t run there’d be no need to shoot them. If they trusted cops who stop them, they wouldn’t die. Nary a reporter who thought to ask if they had reason to be scared or more importantly to report that many of them were standing completely still–& unarmed?

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