I found this story earlier this morning twice on Facebook, but I didn’t think it was real. After doing a little digging, I found out not only was the video of a Georgia police officer, Lt. Greg Abbott, saying “we only kill Black people” real, but the media and Cobb County Police Department are clearly trying to downplay the incident and make it seem less racial.
Not going to work.
It’s a good thing that this type of behavior was caught on video (with audio) as a reminder to people of color, that this government and its enforcers do not care about us.
This country is already going through hell, on top of the Hurricane Harvey situation, and now this… This is the type of news that President #45 should be stepping in to address–instead of ignore. Period.
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Here’s a scary fact. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, in 2012, there were 1,076,054 law enforcement officers employed (a number which I’m sure has risen as of 2017).
If you take the racial ideology of of what this Lt. Greg Abott said and multiply that by just 1% (10,760) of the people in law enforcement who have those same beliefs, we can easily see why so many unarmed African Americans have been killed (and as a result, the families that have to live with the pain).
Staying woke is not the objective anymore people. The key is to stay alive.
-Farlin Ave (@farlinave)