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murder is murder - stop making excuses

BC Roberts

So Michael Brown stole a pack of cigarillos, allegedly? Well, that certainly justifies his murder. Whew. 

 So Eric Garner sold illegal cigarettes, allegedly? Well, that certainly justifies his murder. Whew. 

So Ezell Ford was jaywalking and made suspicious movements? Well, that certainly justifies his murder. Whew.

So Sean Bell was possibly involved in a fight? Well, that certainly justifies his murder. Whew.

So Jonathan Ferrell was in a car crash and acted erratically? Well, that certainly justifies his murder. Whew.

So Jordan Davis played loud rap music and mouthed off? Well, that certainly justifies his murder. Whew.

So Renisha McBride consumed liquor and smoked weed? Well, that certainly justifies her murder. Whew.

So Trayvon Martin smoked weed at one point and was suspended from school? Well, that certainly justifies his murder. Whew.

So Timothy Stansbury Jr. lived in a housing development and opened a door too quickly? Well, that certainly justifies his murder. Whew. 

So Oscar Grant was with an unruly bunch of people on a train? Well, that certainly justifies his murder. Whew.

So Amadou Diallo reached for his wallet too quickly? Well, that certainly justifies his murder. 

So La Tasha Harlin stole a bottle of orange juice, allegedly? Well, that certainly justifies her murder. Whew.

I can go on, but I’d like to think I made my point. It’s beyond disturbing that when an unarmed black person is murdered, yes murdered, that person’s character or past indiscretions, authentic or contrived, seem to become the focus of many, instead of the fact they’re lying on slab in a coroner’s office with unwarranted fatal bullet wounds. 

It’s pretty simple actually, maligning ones character, is NOT a justification for ones death. 

Michael Brown was murdered. Period.

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