Stop the Police Tobacco-Related Murders of Black GuysSubmitted by Resistance_2009 on Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:14
Stop the Police Tobacco-Related Murders of Black Guys
August 16, 2014
This is not to make light of the recent extremely high-profile killings of two young black males. People are killed by police every day across the country. More innocent people are killed by police than by "terrorists." Police are militarized, trained by the Israeli government, and are completely out of control. We live in a fascist police state. But one interesting point of late is that this is the second black guy killed over incidents which began involving cigarettes/tobacco products. Eric Garner was allegedly selling black-market untaxed cigs in NY, and Michael Brown was allegedly shoplifting tobacco products in MO. Let's address policy here, which is the crux of the matter. Policy affects lives.