October 30, 2016

Major disgrace

I'm still kind of floored by the recent decision to acquit the Oregon protesters who seized federal property for 41 days and videoed themselves doing it. The contrast between how they were treated and how unarmed African Americans--especially young men--are treated couldn't be more striking.

As more than one person has pointed out, holy white privilege, Batman!

I imagine that if a similar armed uprising was staged by African Americans, there wouldn't have been a trial because they would all have been killed. Period.

This is the kind of legal decision that damages the credibility and legitimacy of the whole system. To the extent it had any to start with.

1 comment:

Reuben Snipper said...

Appaling! I was really shocked at the verdict. You are absolutely right, that if it were anyone except white guys, they would have been jailed immediately or shot.