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Accused go free as Black Lives Matter results in no justice

Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Freddie Gray and Eric Garner (Photo Source: Facebook)

Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Freddie Gray and Eric Garner (Photo Source: Facebook)

The rallying cry of Black Lives Matter seemed to galvanize the Black community. The hashtag spread like social media wildfire as the deaths of Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray took center stage for calls of justice. Sadly, the deaths of these young Black men have resulted in no convictions for the officers and individuals accused as having a part in their deaths.

Michael Brown– The city of Ferguson, Missouri was rocked by riots and the placement of National Guard troops in the community. Despite being unarmed and multiple witnesses stating that Brown had his armed raised when shot by police officer Darren Wilson, the officer was found not guilty.

Eric Garner whose repeated cries of “I can’t breathe” traumatized those who saw the life being choked out of him by NYPD officer Pantaleo. Prosecutors ruled that Garner’s death had nothing to do with the chokehold that he was placed in that resulted in him dying from multiple health complications.

Tamir Rice: Officer Timothy Loehmann, a trainee, shot Tamir moments after arriving in response to the call. Police said the boy was pulling out what was later found to be a toy gun when he was shot. A grand jury failed to indict Loehmann calling the death of Rice “perfect storm of human error, mistakes and communications.” The city of Cleveland settled a lawsuit for $6 million to the family of Tamir Rice that exonerated the city for any role in his death.

Trayvon Martin– George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the stalking and murder of Martin. Since Martin’s death Zimmerman has been infamous in his comments and actions. The latest reprehensible act was the selling of the handgun used to kill Martin.

Freddie Gray– After the trials of two of the six officers named in the death of Gray, the courts have found the officer blameless in his death. Many have stated that prosecutor Marilyn Mosby overreached and over reacted in bringing charges of depraved homicide against the officers involved. The latest trial was held not in front of a jury but instead was held before a judge who rendered his decision.

Besides anger, the question has to be asked: what benefits has the Black Lives Matter movement garnered for these murdered Black men? The movement has been vilified by conservative media and members were called terrorists. The organization has no central body and in major cities self proclaimed leaders claim to raise the banner of protest to no avail. When the rallying cry is shouted, “Black Lives Matter” opponents mention Black on Black crime in hyper violent cities such as Chicago, deflating the message and power of the phrase.

 

 



2 Comments

  1. Sol Rothstein on June 24, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    The BEST THING…for BLACK FOLKS in America is TRUMP !!!

    Deportation of 15 million illegals will SPUR a Black resurgence ! Also we need FATHERS in homes. BLACK WOMEN stop producing all these BASTARDS.

    BASTARDS in the Black Neighborhood, is ruining BLACK AMERICA…Black women control your womb.

  2. Just saying on June 29, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Black lives matter lost all credibility when they excused and condoned the destruction of already depleted communities. They also are viewed as a corporate militant group ran by evil ass George soros. Black people could get a better foundation by creating a non-corporate sponsored group where the activists aren’t being paid by a rich white man to stir up division in the country. The same guy is the head-hauncho paying and creating the immigrant invasion here and across Europe. The sole intent of these guys is to create a divided nation and a divided world so one world government can be created. Black people are being paid by a rich white man to basically sign their rights away give no to them by their (and other americans) fight for equality and civil rights. They are being used by a rich white man for power, and encouraged to hate poor whites for the rich whites empowerment.

    Sol Rothstein below is correct in saying trump will be good for black and white americans as a whole. He is the only one fighting against the modern day slavery being used by communist, dictators, and the George soros of the world.