Monday, December 3, 2018

another black man shot in the back

Sometimes the drumbeat goes beyond heart-breaking ... it is a travesty, a cruelty, a stupidity ... a litany. I guess this one just tipped my inured and blasé cup:
Emantic Bradford Jr, the 21-year-old African American man who was killed by a police officer on Thanksgiving at a mall in Alabama, was shot three times from behind, according to an independent autopsy released by a civil rights attorney on Monday.
His father told the Guardian the report showed his son was murdered.
According to the report, Dr Roger A Mitchell observed gunshot wounds to the right side of Bradford Jr’s body, in his head, neck and lower back. The report states: “The cause of death is gunshot wound of the head. Manner of death is homicide.”
Twenty-fucking-one-years old! Wearing a uniform the likes of which Donald Trump and his silver-spoon ilk never will!

It's apostasy of the deepest order.

That could have been my kid if my kid were brown.

Maybe we could move several deep-South states to Israel where shooting the poorly-armed or unarmed is more usual.


  1. Heartbreaking story.

    Given the prevalence of racism in the state of Alabama, and our current federal government, in addition there is the “Blue Wall of Silence” that usually includes the DA, there will likely be no justice.

    However ithe family is on the case so there may be some political retribution.

  2. Cannon meat. Cattle in uniform. I bet most politicians couldn't care less. Justice exists to protect the rulling class and order, not societal order or ordinary folk. I doubt it ever will.

    1. In any case, no justice can ever bring back the deceased to its family. No mother or father should ever have to bury their child like this, but I feel it will continue to happen for as long as security officers are trained like animals to treat people - even criminals - like animals.