Black People : the fight for truth on the ground in baltimore....

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Define the Narrative: Black people MUST define the narrative!

Today, I heard the governor of Maryland say on TV that the rioting in Baltimore is "separate" from Freddie Gray's death at the hands of the Baltimore police.



He does not get the RIGHT.... to define the narrative. The rioting in Baltimore is NOT separate from, it is part and parcel of the events surrounding the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of Baltimore policemen. If Baltimore policemen had not crushed Freddie Gray's throat and severed his spinal cord, then thrown him higgledy-piggledy, into the back of their van, unsecured by seat buckles and other restraints to prevent further damage to his back and driven over the worst pot-holed streets in the city at high speeds, or even given medical treatment once dumped ignominiously at the police station by those white officers of the "law".... there would be no riots, there would be no rocks and bottles, there would be no property damage, there would be no (cop made up?
) vows of revenge by HIS peers.

It is OUR lives, the lives of our parents, spouses, children, all those who LOOK like us, that were violated. WE get to tell the story of what happened to whom, by whom, and the morality of the aftermath. WE get to Define the Narrative, NOT the governor of Maryland.

Never those who would send their occupying, paramilitary forces into our communities and allow them to kill us with impunity, then tell us to let THEIR Just-Us system decide if our black lives matter. WE get to decide what is worth talking about and what is mere collateral damage.

WE get to define the narrative.

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wonder what would happen if it were white christians getting killed by muslims?

i don't see where this is much different than what is going on in South Africa: they letting folks know that they ain't happy getting "apartheid" by our own.

"the fight for truth on the ground in . . ." everywhere Africans are it is the same fight!! with the same outcome: we get jacked for saying we tired of the bull.

too bad it takes getting to this point to get anywhere close to "satisfaction" even if only the "satisfaction" of being able to share how much the frustration hurts. although, of course, everybody is going to miss the point of the message.

i don't condone the violence and property damage, would much rather see other outcomes. but if them other outcomes ain't forthcoming . . . go tell it, baltimore!! they telling the same thing in South Africa.
 

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the pigs lied on the black gangs......


Thank You James for posting this!!!!!:toast::toast::great:

This IMO dispels all of those backward _____ thinkers that think all thugs are dumb, uneducated, and can't do anything but destroy.

Peace!
 

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