I'm thinking Elton John, but I hope it's Garth Brooks. That's my dude.
This article is not a farce. It was fact checked and confirmed by multiple sources. It's intent is to call out serious flaws in our justice system for victims of this ever-increasing crime seeking assistance. We chose to highlight two women's stories as examples of these flaws. Thank you for reading.
@Devan Penegar - There is a rally scheduled for Saturday at noon in Marshall Park.
Writing "the truth" after you say it doesn't make it so. But the practice is slightly amusing. Thanks for reading.
John Q -
To answer your question to me: I believe it's both.
I think excessive police force is a problem that affects all races and I can name at least 6 other white kids off the top of my head I've heard about within the past year. However, the numbers show blacks suffer worst from this epidemic by a significant margin and I believe that is because of institutional racism. I don't buy into the narrative that being white will save you from police brutality, it's just the best chance you have.
There is evidence prosecutors mislead the grand jury in the Ferguson case by instructing them to use a statute that was struck down as unconstitutional in 1985 by the US Supreme Court.
What rumbrave said above is correct. In fact, the name/hashtag "#FergusonEverywhere" is based on the idea that disproportionate & excessive police response is a nationwide epidemic.
@John Q Public: unarmed white kid, shot by black cop in Utah leaving a store. He didn't stop because he was wearing headphones. Cop was wearing a body camera & still wasn't charged. This is what I know without googling, I may have missed some details.
He deserves justice too. The attention paid to Mike Brown's case does not negate that. There weren't riots & protests for other black kids shot either. The storm is nationwide, Ferguson is just where the levee broke.
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