Yes, ALL LIVES MATTER, but it's the Black ones that are being taken!.
A friend of mine, a black woman, posted this on her Facebook page after Terence Crutcher was killed in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She gave me permission to repost it and get a dialogue started. Please leave your thoughts in the comments section here or on my Facebook page.
MY heart aches AGAIN and I HAVE to speak up AGAIN!
Some of you are recent new friends but let me tell you this has become a F*cking NORM here in America.
His NAME is Terence Crutcher. BLACK PEOPLE KEEP GETTING KILLED BY COPS THAT ARE SUPPOSE TO PROTECT AND SERVE NOT JUDGE and EXECUTE US (there is a difference between a cop and a policeman)!
Don't start with me that he should have obeyed this cop...HE WAS...HANDS UP heading to lean on his car BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN TRAINED TO DO even though he was the person needing help with a stalled car but this is the kind of HELP WE get in America! Why was a gang of police dispatched for a F*CKING STALLED CAR??!!
Don't start with me that the cop felt threatened (because we know that will be the excuse that will get them off). She felt threatened because he WAS BLACK!!
How can a guy murder 9 people in a church and be taken ALIVE?!!
How can a guy murder 12 people and injure 70 people in a movie theater and be taken ALIVE?!
How can a guy place bombs and shoot twice at a policeman and hit him and be taken ALIVE?!
How can a guy murder 3 people and injure 11 at Planned Parenthood and be taken ALIVE?!
BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT BLACK!! BECAUSE THEY ARE AFFORDED JUSTICE THAT WE BLACK AMERICANS ARE NOT. It's so sad that JUST LAST WEEK I was explaining to new friends how it is like Russian roulette if I ever have to call a policeman, even if I'm calling about the wrong doings of others (like that young white girl that hit my car and had no proof of insurance and I HAD to stay very calm even with her fake crying and screaming crap at me) because the wrong cop could KILL ME. I COULD DIE.
Let me repeat that, your friend ME, I COULD DIE BECAUSE I'M BLACK if I get the wrong COP. Now, maybe you understand that, even though I have such respect for police and have had police as friends in the past,
I am fearful when I see a police car.
I am fearful that my car will stall or break down and I will be KILLED just like Terence Crutcher.
That fear is not that far off, no matter WHERE I AM IN AMERICA!
I will have my HANDS up and will obey orders even though I have done NOTHING WRONG and I will DIE.
#BlackLivesMatter #BigBadDudesLivesMatterTOO #NoEXCUSE #SoFingTiredofthisShit #thisiswhywekneelThe discussion on my FB page, seems to be the most robust. Sorry that we have it in so many places, but I am trying to reach as many people as possible. This important discussion will be featured on an upcoming episode of my internet show on zinna.tv HERE'S A THOUGHT. I have been addressing some of the posts on the FB page. I invite you to PLEASE join in there as well with your responses and comments. We may try and consolidate this as well. Thank you for your participation. I have copied & pasted Sharon's & Becky's comments from here, onto the FB discussion. Thank you! Charlie