The Police : “Justifiable” White Violence And The History Of The Criminalization Of Blackness

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  1. RAPTOR

    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A long history of “legal” oppression
    Kill the savage, enslave the beast and loot the Mexican brute are notions all soaked, washed and rinsed
    in Manifest Destiny and the White Man’s burden. The Confederate flag, long a representation of
    oppression for blacks, is dry-cleaned — to continue the laundry metaphor — by Southern pride and
    tradition. Mind you, it is usually those who cling to that symbol of American division and death who
    deride the American Muslim woman for wearing a hijab — as if tradition and pride are reserved for a
    certain privileged ethnic group.

    This narrative of law enforcement’s hostility toward and over-policing of the black community is a
    dynamic that goes back further than the founding of this nation itself. As far back as 1671, South
    Carolina
    had put together a watch group consisting of regular constables and citizen volunteers to
    guard Charles Town against potential problems — “problems” that included slave gatherings. In the
    1700s, South Carolina established slave patrols meant to control and police slaves. By 1785, South
    Carolina had integrated the slave patrols into the Charleston Guard and Watch. Some consider this
    the first modern police department, as this force was authorized by Charleston to use force, had
    enforcement responsibilities, was the city’s primary law enforcement agency, and had an established
    chain of command.

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    Sometimes you just need to get the rage out

    Almost felt like doing something similar after watching Rosewood when it came out in 1997.


    Police investigators say a white male was riding a St. Louis MetroLink train on Monday night when he was approached by a group of black men and asked what he thought about the Aug. 9, 2014, shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Chaos quickly ensued.

    The 43-year-old man told police he replied that he hadn't put that much thought into it, KTVI-TV reports.

    That’s when one of the men, dressed in a red shirt and hat, started punching the victim repeatedly in the face. After the first suspect got a number of punches in, a second suspect in a gray jacket is seen sneaking in a shot as well. The suspect in red delivered a final kick before all three suspects got off the train.
     
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    Two men arrested over brutal attack on St Louis commuter who refused to answer question about Michael Brown's death

    Working video inside:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ed-answer-question-Michael-Brown-s-death.html


    Wonder if they could use the stand your ground defense, or like the officer that shot Brown... maybe they were in fear of their life. Sounds unthinkable, but it worked.
     
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