Thursday, December 4, 2014

What Does It Take?



What does it take for a predominately white grand jury to indict a cop or anybody white for that matter for the murder and or brutalization of a black man?...

Is it racist for me to ask this?

A few weeks ago a Ferguson Grand Jury refused to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the murder of Mike Brown, who was unarmed...

Now A grand Jury in Staten Island, New York has refused to indict the officer that choked this man to death..

Again I ask..What Does It Take?  Why is the black male victim always villified in death? Why do these juries always tend to beleive the worst about black males and always give the white officer the benefit of the doubt...

They gave George Zimmerman the benefit of the doubt in the Trayvon Martin case...They had to have two trials before Micheal Dunn was convicted of killing Jordan Davis in Jacksonville....

What is it?

A Staten Island grand jury has voted not to bring criminal charges in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white police officer.
 
The decision was reached on Wednesday after months of testimony, including from the officer who used the chokehold, Daniel Pantaleo. The grand jury reached its decision less than two weeks after a grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., declined to bring charges against a white officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown.
 
For days, the New York Police Department has been readying for a new round of protests, which first began in the city after the Ferguson decision and were expected to continue and possibly grow if the grand jury declined to bring charges against the officer.
 
Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying that it was a “deeply emotional day” for the Garner family and all New Yorkers, acknowledged that many people would not agree with the grand jury’s decision.
 
That's putting it lightly...
 
The officer at the center of the Staten Island case released a statement offering the family of Mr. Garner his sympathies.
 
“I became a police officer to help people and to protect those who can’t protect themselves,” Officer Pantaleo said. “It is never my intention to harm anyone and I feel very bad about the death of Mr. Garner. My family and I include him and his family in our prayers and I hope that they will accept my personal condolences for their loss.”
 
Jonathan C. Moore, a lawyer for the Garner family, said they hoped that federal prosecutors would continue to examine the case, and he urged people upset by the decision to voice their dismay, but to do so peacefully.
 
“We’re astounded by the outcome of the grand jury process and that after hearing months of evidence and having deliberated that they would find no true bill as to any potential criminal charge,” Mr. Moore said in a brief phone interview.
“It’s very upsetting to us – we obviously hope that the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District, Loretta Lynch, will take a close look at this.”
 

In Ferguson, protesters and police officers clashed in the streets almost immediately after Mr. Brown’s killing by Officer Darren Wilson in August; riots erupted on the night the grand jury’s decision was announced last month. By contrast, in late August, a demonstration on Staten Island over the death of Mr. Garner, 43, proceeded without confrontation or arrest.
 
Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, speaking at a news conference earlier Wednesday, said that he expected any protests to be peaceful and that the police were prepared to deal with anyone seeking to cause trouble.
 
I can't blame people for being frustrated beyond belief with this....It seems like there is open season on black men and all you have to do is say you were afraid for your life and Grand Juries and more than likely th white public will believe it...
 
Take race out of the equation and I wonder how different the scenario would be!
 
What Does it Take?

2 comments:

Zulu said...

SO IF YOU CAN INDICT A "HAM SANDWICH", THEN WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF A BLACK MAN IN AMERICA?

Sasha said...

These decisions are setting a precedence for justifying the murdering of people by police, I'm fearful of the things that can happen to me with no remedy. I truly hope everyone that is able to make it to DC be there to support this national protect. I hope the streets flood with people from every race supporting the grief and injustice happening to my people. I really wish I could be there but I'm so HYPE about the spirit moving in my community right now and I hope we don't lose it. I remember watching the chilling footage of the police firing into the crowd after browns death and making moves at that moment. Fight in whatever capacity u can, even if it's just sharing knowledge




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