Racial Division in the United States
Once again we are seeing *Race Riots* here in America.
I am NOT going to judge these people over their anger nor am I going to judge the Police Officers that were involved for their actions. If YOU weren’t there you have NO real idea of what went on in this particular instance save the fact that it appears to have been triggered by the actions of Police Officers.
Police, protesters clash outside St. Louis again
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in riot gear fired tear gas into a crowd of protesters in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager had been fatally shot by police over the weekend, as tension rose even amid calls for collective calm.
Between two nights of unrest, a community forum hosted by the local NAACP chapter Monday night drew hundreds to a sweltering church in Ferguson, the nearly 70 percent black St. Louis County suburb where an unarmed 18-year-old, Michael Brown, was shot multiple times by a police officer. SOURCE
And this story is from the day before.
Police use tear gas on crowd outside St. Louis
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer had his hands raised when the officer approached with his weapon drawn and fired repeatedly, according to two men who said they witnessed the shooting that sparked two nights of unrest in suburban St. Louis.
The FBI opened an investigation Monday into the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who police said was shot multiple times Saturday after being confronted by an officer in Ferguson, a suburb of 21,000 that’s nearly 70 percent black. SOURCE
I am not going to judge any of these people, Black, White, Hispanic, Police or civilian but I am going to point out what is, to me at least, the most ridiculous actions I have ever seen.
Black folks are angered because a Cop shot a *brother* so all these Black folks get in an area close to where the shooting took place, their part of town, and they RIOT!
These people loot, rob, steal, burn and destroy their own neighborhoods simply to make a point; *We’re pissed off over what the Police did to the brother so we’re going to mess some shit up and take what we want…*
I may be wrong, maybe it’s because I’m not Black, maybe it’s because I am not from ‘da hood, maybe it’s because I don’t feel like I am *owed* anything by *the man*, maybe it’s because I am not a violent person by nature.
Maybe I don’t love my fellow WHITE folks enough, hell, I don’t know, but I DO know this; if the Police shoot some WHITE guy it’s going to be up to the Justice system to work it all out. I’m not about to incite a riot and burn down the local What-A-Burger and Neighborhood Wal-Mart.
Let’s talk a bit about what happened on the week of August 11th through 17th, 1965 in Watts, a suburb of Los Angeles.
Between 31,000 and 35,000 adults participated in the riots over the course of six days, while about 70,000 people were “sympathetic, but not active.” Mainstream white America viewed those actively participating in the riot as criminals destroying and looting their own neighborhood. Many in the black community, however, saw the rioters as taking part in an “uprising against an oppressive system.” Black civil rights activist Bayard Rustin in a 1966 essay stated, “The whole point of the outbreak in Watts was that it marked the first major rebellion of Negroes against their own masochism and was carried on with the express purpose of asserting that they would no longer quietly submit to the deprivation of slum life.” SOURCE
OK, so they burn their slums down to show some type of solidarity. They really showed us huh?
Here is a short list of other *recent* riots in the USA. They all basically have the same motivation, Black anger at Law Enforcement, and they all share, basically, the same result; Black stores, homes and businesses destroyed so these angry Black folks could show the evil White man just how angry they really were.
1989: Overtown Riot (Miami, FL) In a reaction to the shooting of a black motorcyclist by a Hispanic police officer in the predominately black community of Overtown in Miami, residents rioted for two nights. The officer was later found guilty of manslaughter.
1992: Los Angeles Riots (Los Angeles, California): In a reaction to the acquittal of all four LAPD officers involved in the videotaped beating of Rodney King and the murder of Latasha Harlins; riots broke out mainly involving black youths in the black neighborhoods and shop owners in Korean neighborhoods, but overall rioting was mainly to get out the frustrations of the racial groups over the racial tensions that were building in the South Central neighborhood for years.
1996: St. Petersburg Riots (St. Petersburg, Florida): After Officer Jim Knight stopped 18 yr. old Tyron Lewis for speeding, his car lurched forward and Knight fired his weapon, fatally wounding the black teenager. Riots broke out and lasted for about 2 days.
2001: Cincinnati riots (Cincinnati, Ohio): In a reaction to the acquittal of Steven Roach after the fatal shooting of an unarmed young black male, Timothy Thomas, during a foot pursuit, riots broke out over the span of a few days.
2009: Oakland Riots (Oakland, California): Peaceful protests turned into rioting after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man, Oscar Grant, by a BART transit policeman. SOURCE
So, let me recap; for whatever reason, Police shoot a Black guy or try to make an arrest of a Black person. No matter how it goes, no matter the race of the Officer(s), the action is only initiated because the party that was arrested, beat up or shot was guilty of being Black in America. He/she obviously, in every case, did nothing wrong and they are suffering at the hands of, and being persecuted by, those mean old Po-Po.
Do I have that right??
Well, OK, let’s all go loot the Dairy Queen and have a chocolate dipped cone and some fries. That seems to be the status quo in *Da Hood*.
Somewhere in the back of my mind I seem to remember hearing the hollow promises of the 1st Black POTUS about how he was going to bring the races closer, how he was going to be the 1st *post racial POTUS* and bring peace to the nation.
Yes indeed, another success from the Obama regime and the Democratic Party.