They call us murderers, but we did not murder over two hundred fifty unarmed Black men, women, and children, or wound thousands of others in the riots they provoked during the sixties. The rulers of this country have always considered their property more important than our lives. They call us murderers, but we were not responsible for the twenty-eight brother inmates and nine hostages murdered at attica. They call us murderers, but we did not murder and wound over thirty unarmed Black students at Jackson State—or Southern State, either.

They call us murderers, but we did not murder Martin Luther King, Jr., Emmett Till, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, George Jackson, Nat Turner, James Chaney, and countless others. We did not murder, by shooting in the back, sixteen-year-old Rita Lloyd, eleven-year-old Rickie Bodden, or ten-year-old Clifford Glover. They call us murderers, but we do not control or enforce a system of racism and oppression that systematically murders Black and Third World people. Although Black people supposedly comprise about fifteen percent of the total amerikkkan population, at least sixty percent of murder victims are Black. For every pig that is killed in the so-called line of duty, there are at least fifty Black people murdered by the police.

Black life expectancy is much lower than white and they do their best to kill us before we are even born. We are burned alive in fire-trap tenements. Our brothers and sisters OD daily from heroin and methadone. Our babies die from lead poisoning. Millions of Black people have died as a result of indecent medical care. This is murder. But they have got the gall to call us murderers.

They call us kidnappers, yet Brother Clark Squires (who is accused, along with me, of murdering a new jersey state trooper) was kidnapped on April z, 1969, from our Black community and held on one million dollars’ ransom in the New York Panther 21 conspiracy case. He was acquitted on May 13, 1971, along with all the others, of 156 counts of conspiracy by a jury that took less than two hours to deliberate. Brother Squires was innocent. Yet he was kidnapped from his community and family. Over two years of his life was stolen, but they call us kidnappers. We did not kidnap the thousands of Brothers and Sisters held captive in amerika’s concentration camps. Ninety percent of the prison population in this country are Black and Third World people who can afford neither bail nor lawyers.

They call us thieves and bandits. They say we steal. But it was not we who stole millions of Black people from the continent of Africa. We were robbed of our language, of our Gods, of our culture, of our human dignity, of our labor, and of our lives. They call us thieves, yet it is not we who rip off billions of dollars every year through tax evasions, illegal price fixing, embezzlement, consumer fraud, bribes, kickbacks, and swindles. They call us bandits, yet every time most Black people pick up our paychecks we are being robbed. Every time we walk into a store in our neighborhood we are being held up. And every time we pay our rent the landlord sticks a gun into our ribs.

They call us thieves, but we did not rob and murder millions of Indians by ripping off their homeland, then call ourselves pioneers. They call us bandits, but it is not we who are robbing Africa, Asia, and Latin America of their natural resources and freedom while the people who live there are sick and starving. The rulers of this country and their flunkies have committed some of the most brutal, vicious crimes in history. They are the bandits. They are the murderers. And they should be treated as such. These maniacs are not fit to judge me…

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yvngliotta:

arandomwhitedude:

lovelifelaurennn:


Police officers in riot gear confronted a man Monday night during a protest in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of a black teenager, Michael Brown, over the weekend.
Whitney Curtis for the New York Times

"riot gear"
artillery meant for war. to deal with a guy in jeans with his hands up. 
good cops or bad cops? 

good cops don’t exist

this shit is crazy .

yvngliotta:

arandomwhitedude:

lovelifelaurennn:

Police officers in riot gear confronted a man Monday night during a protest in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of a black teenager, Michael Brown, over the weekend.

Whitney Curtis for the New York Times

"riot gear"

artillery meant for war. to deal with a guy in jeans with his hands up. 

good cops or bad cops? 

good cops don’t exist

this shit is crazy .

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raresenses:

Michael White is the name of the Ferguson police officer who extrajudicially executed Michael Brown. 
Tell everyone.

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k-popvevo:

So this is my new favorite GIF!

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I’m gonna use it every time white people try to speak. For example, “Why can’t I say ni—”

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"You’re cute for a bla—"

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"You look so ghe—"

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"My great grandfather was an Irish sl—"

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"I was called a honky one time! White people experience raci—"

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"Stop talking about race! We’re all hu—"

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"Rever—"

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cmikerun:

aliyayisrael:

oilsandperlers:

@AntonioFrench has been the best at documenting the Police riot in Ferguson, Mo. Where no corporate media dared to go. Check out his twitter or vine

If you didn’t believe this could happen in our time, you better wake up because this type of militarization of “our” protectors has already happened across the country. 

@WesleyLowery@juliebosman@mattdpearce are also doing a good job of reporting

His name was Mike Brown. His name was Mike Brown…

Wake Up Israel

Ok so walking in the street - death sentence.
Armed and while intoxicated in public - smile for the camera, and not an officer in sight.

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mashable:

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Confronts How Minority Deaths Are Portrayed In Media

Following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen on Saturday, and the ensuing media portrayal of his death, Twitter expressed outrage in the form of a hashtag: #IfTheyGunnedMeDown

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equine-ess:

tehriz:

even this very young specimen of cat has already mastered the “I totally meant to do that” save.

HOW CAN YOU NOT REBLOG THIS OH MY LIFE

equine-ess:

tehriz:

even this very young specimen of cat has already mastered the “I totally meant to do that” save.

HOW CAN YOU NOT REBLOG THIS OH MY LIFE

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jaclcfrost:

do u ever have a thought that’s so fuckin inappropriate that u feel like dumping a bucket of water on urself like. calm down, self. tone it down. think about jesus

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