Even though John Crawford III was only holding a BB gun he picked up—IN A STORE THAT SELLS BB GUNS.
Even though it was an open carry state.
Even though he was on the phone when police officers opened fire on him.
Even though he was shot in the back.
Even though the cops lied and were caught in a lie because of the subsequent video.
A grand jury who, when added together, obviously didn’t have half a gnat’s brain, declined to indict the officers.
The message here?
It has been, is, and always will be open season on black people for as long as white supremacy is the philosophie du jour.
(H/T Chad Goller-Sojourner)
Don’t even feel that surprised.
I am numb.
And that’s perhaps the worst part- that these kinds of injustices feel common and expected. Smh.
The FBI is involved now. Hopefully justice will be had this way.
If you watch the video of the shooting, you will see that the police were not, “justified in their actions” as the court ruled. The man was in the process of putting the gun on the ground AS he was being shot to death. How is that justified? And none of this should even fucking matter, because OHIO IS AN OPEN CARRY STATE. Obviously only open carry for whites.