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A man is murdered in cold blood.

A trial is held. "Intention" "training" etc. Now the man was "accidentally killed". By a professional, trained to use his tools.

A protest is held. But the next day, all the headlines read is "Mobs tear apart Oakland".

No need to state colors here. We know who you're thinking of.

As always, the conjured imagery doesn't match the reality:

Kill our people in the name of justice. Destroy our city in the name of justice.

Your justice always seems to involve the suffering of us, like when you helped civilize the land, like when you kidnapped our children, like when you gave us diseased blankets, like when you stole some of us away, like when you told us we couldn't bring families, like when you refused to pay us for building your infrastructure and ran us out of town, like when you put us in camps, like when you killed us because you couldn't face the rapists in your own communities, like when you gave us, "separate but equal" schools, like every time you put us to an all white jury, like every time you "bring jobs" with poisonous factories to our countries, like every time you "revitalize" our neighborhoods by knocking down our churches and business, like every time you talk about us.

Your justice is a lot like murder, no wonder you stick to your convictions and refuse to give convictions.

Date: 2010-07-10 04:46 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chiraljhae
This needs wide circulation. Mind if I cross-post?

Date: 2010-07-10 05:06 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chiraljhae


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