The murder of George Floyd is not just an issue of racism, its also an issue of the problematic principles and priorities of the whole Police INSTITUTION. This growing display of police brutality is not a new phenomenon, its exactly what the Police was designed to do from the beginning. Intimidate and threaten, arrest and police the property of the ruling class, the slavers.
Its never been “protect and serve” the public. Its a fucking motto that was mailed in a competition in 1950s by some random cop and they stuck that shit to the side of the police cars for publicity. source 01.
The whole institution itself is the issue. Its essence is tainted from its origin. Look up Pig Laws. Thats what the police is for. Thats what they were created to enforce. source 02.
To maintain a control on minorities to ensure that they could keep black people enslaved even after the civil war. By instituting various laws that would be almost solely used on black people to ensure that they could not escape the slave states and be in return imprisoned by these new pig laws , such as
- Riding a train is illegal while black.
- Walking next to the railroad while black is illegal.
- Riding a horse is illegal.
- Leaving a job without completing it regardless of pay or not, is illegal.
- Seeking a new job without the permission of the old job boss, is illegal.
- Not having a job is illegal.
- Loitering while black is illegal.
- Testifying against a white is illegal.
They essentially created so many asinine bullshit laws that ended up re-enslaving thousands of black people. People who wanted to escape these slave states were caught by the POLICE and then locked up, then laws allowed the police to send prisoners out for “work-programs” at plantations. source 03.
Funny how that all worked out huh. Everything back to its place.
Eventually as time goes by, many of the few moments where black people were able to rise up and persevere, ended up with white slavers either killing or destroying their growth. So to bring them back again.
Around the 1900s there was a Black Wallstreet. Did you know that? There were cities with black professionals, educated black families, little to no crimes, well off, well supported. They had communities flourishing and growing. To the degree that Black people had their own BANK. Yes a Fully Black owned Bank in 1900s. Source 04.
Do you know what happened?
White slavers and KKK bombed burned killed and beat the town to dust. All that progress they took it away because it went against their preaching of how blacks were inferior. So they destroyed towns, they went to black politicians who made progress and dragged them out and beat them some were treated worse. It took four to six decades before black people had representation again in the government. Source 05. Source 06.
An accusation of sexual assault was the match that ignited the smoldering hatred and resentment of the thriving Black Wall Street community. The accusation inspired a lynch mob, which included nearly 2,000 Ku Klux Klan members who wanted to get “justice.” Everything came crashing down on Black Wall Street on May 31, 1921. In just 16 hours, police had arrested 60% of Black residents living in Black Wall Street. Mobs burned Black owned businesses and homes, and murdered hundreds of Black citizens. When Black men joined forces to protect their homes, they were ultimately driven out in fear for their lives. By today’s estimates, the dreadful and murderous 16 hours caused more than $30 million in damages. The residents of Greenwood were blamed for the death and destruction, and the government made it nearly impossible to rebuild.
Then came the jim crow laws. Source 07.
Then came fucking nixon sealed the devils deal.
Nixon domestic advisor was proud to announce publicly that they were lying about drugs in black neighborhoods so that they could police black neighborhoods and arrest and beat their leaderships and disrupt any organization and collective power building that those minority groups could achieve. This guy gleefully stated that they would DELIBERATELY portray black people as heroin and drug abusers thugs and gangsters to align white people with republican ideologies. Source 08.
its fucking absurd the level of resistance minorities continue to face because of greedy old men.
Edit: i decided to make a little infographic to show people the real scope of police killings.
edit2: the above infographics had the wrong data set for mass murders and the number 3 instead of 6 for location based killings by police. replaced with corrected one with new data from gunviolencearchive.org
EDIT: Tomorrow marks the 99TH Year Anniversary of the Tulsa Race “Riots”. For anyone who want to learn more i suggest watching this 10min video to get a brief overview. But the truth is, the real brutality of that night, cant even be imagined. Just take 1 min of your day right now. And imagine if you were there. If you had been woken up to 2,000+ people wanting to destroy you, to humiliate you, to take everything from you. That helplessness you are just trying to imagine, is something people still go through in this day and age. It the helplessness what people like George Floyd are unfortunate to experience.