Saturday, June 17, 2017

Philando Castille Verdict

# ppl shot and killed by cops in 2015: 991
# cops convicted = 0
# reasons cops will shoot a blk person: infinite

Philando Castile's death sentence was not an accident. The system did not make a mistake in freeing another cop who murdered an unarmed and innocent Black man. Our system was designed to work this way. It was designed to create a cognitive dissonance between what is written on paper and what is done in court. When faced with irrefutable and uncomfortable evidence it is easier for a jury of your peers to feign blindness than to demand change. The system encourages this inertia, helplessness, rationalization, blindness, silence, surrender, and death. Orwell called it Doublethink, Greek logicians named it paraconsistent logic, and Americans made it into the 13th amendment in the Constitution. Where some see the sword and scales of justice, others see barbed wire and caskets.

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