Anonymous said: Is it racist that a white, 20 year old unarmed kid was shot by a black cop on Monday, Aug 18, 3 days ago and its no where in the news? Oh wait, it happens all the time, its just not newsworthy. Sucks to be white.
Dear Racists: I know you’re going to to be trotting this out in the next few days claiming that this shows how white people are just as badly treated as black people in the US (though, of course, the idea that “it happens all the time” to white people is, of course, a ridiculous and disgusting lie).
But guess what, fuckheads, as usual, you’re wrong as fuck. The reason this tragedy isn’t national news is because, surprise surprise, a similar (ish) shooting of a white teenager by a black cop is being handled by the authorities completely differently! That’s right, you dumbfucks, this officer is being immediately and vigorously investigated, the officer’s name was released, the victim wasn’t denied medical care, nor was his body left on the street for hours. It’s almost like we treat black and white people differently in our justice system! And if you want to argue that the fucking Salt Lake City PD (oh shit, was I able to read about this case in the NATIONAL NEWS?!?!?! ) is racist against white people, you are fucking out of your mind.
So, nice try, you asshole, I know you were salivating over finding a case to compare this to Mike Brown, but, even with this timing, you’re not even fucking close to proving your racist “point.”
Let’s take a moment here to look at a problem.
What is happening with the two shootings in Ferguson and St. Louis is horrendous and it is getting much needed attention from the entire country. However while this is happening, the media makes it out to be about white cop vs. black teenager. I think that’s wrong and it’s race baiting. It is Cops vs. The People.
Yeah, it’s usually the brashly, carefree attitude that cops have towards black communities that makes the news but it isn’t restricted towards one race.
Take for instance this family who was raided by SWAT on a drug bust. They sent in flash bang grenades which critically injured an infant. They did not find drugs or any suspects that they were looking for. They are refusing to take responsibility. (link)
Or earlier this year there was Luis Rodríguez who was beaten and suffocated to death during an arrest. Never mind that he was arrested for no reason (the cops weren’t even called on him). (link)
That’s just two of the bigger cases. There are dozens of reports like this for ALL races. The mistake that is being made is that people see this as a race war. It isn’t. We need to unite and stand against the real enemy: Unaccountable Police.
Bruh, did any of those 2 cases involve white people?