So stealing from a shop is no crime...
Are we going to start shooting shop lifters now? Might as well give people the death penalty for jay-walking as well, amirite? I say, let us put the bastards who commit truancy in the electric chair!
And according to the Ferguson PD, officer Wilson had no knowledge of the shoplifting. Even if it was Brown in the video all it is is a smear campaign.
...perhaps the Police officer should have...
Let me stop you right there...
Perhaps the Police officer should not be approaching a man who is doing nothing illegal.
Perhaps the Police officer should not, according to eyewitnesses, pull a gun on an unarmed man that is several feet away (according to forensics, Brown was no closer than 4 feet and possibly up to 30 feet away)
Perhaps people shouldn't take the cops on their fucking word because they lie to us time, and time, and time a-fucking-gain.
Look, I don't trust the eyewitnesses; I feel they have just as much agenda to make the police look bad as the police did to cover their mistake. But you don't know what the fuck happened, I don't know what fucking happened. What we DO know is that...
- Brown was no closer than 4 feet from officer Wilson when he was shot according to forensics.
- There was no sign of any powder or burns on Brown's body which is consistent with him having been killed from range.
- Even if they had been in a struggle, both sides say that Brown was fleeing when he was gunned down.
When Dillon Taylor was shot by a non white policeman for no reason in Salt lake city did the whitefellas start looting and rioting?
No, probably because white people aren't fucking murdered left and right, thrown in jail left and right, stopped and frisked left and right, harassed and threatened left and white by the fucking police. Maybe because white people aren't a fucking minority that can be picked on by some asswipes with a badge and a gun. Maybe because white people don't fucking know what it's like to have to look over your god damned shoulder when a cop is around because you are of the wrong ethnic group, to have the fear that at any moment some wack-job racist is going to assault you or worse and get away scott-free because of our notoriously poor justice system, that cops can and will stop you simply because you "look like a criminal".
Yeah, I cant fucking imagine why minorities (not just blacks, this is a problem for latino communities as well such as the one I grew up in) protest shit like this. It's not about this one case, I don't know the details enough to make a call on how "deserved" it was. But I do fucking know that gunning an unarmed man down in the street is sketchy as fuck and I sure as hell know that how the police department has handled the affair, from arresting and harassing journalists to pulling guns and fucking pointing them at peaceful protesters is not acceptable.
I'm not sure if I am more disgusted by your, "But... but, white people have it bad too!" or your acceptance of a police militarization and brutalitiy culture.