Monday, November 24, 2014
Open Thread: White Supremacy in Action--No "Probable Cause" to Indict The Killer Cop Darren Wilson
We knew that Darren Wilson would not even face a trial for his decision to kill the unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
To know a thing intellectually--that Wilson would not be indicted--is one thing.
To see such a thing come to pass--that Wilson has cashed in his bounty for the killing of a black person and is now enriched--is another thing all together.
In all, Darren Wilson did his job when he killed Michael Brown. The historic and contemporary role of police in America is to manage, control, kill, and intimidate black folks, brown folks, and the poor.
The grand jury's decision that there is no "probable cause" to indict Darren Wilson is an apt summation of how black life is cheap in America, and a white cop who kills a black person is acting in the grand and long tradition of white supremacy and white on black and brown police violence in the United States.
KKK members and Neo Nazis receive special awards and regalia for killing a non-white person. Wilson may not get extra lightning bolts tattooed on his neck or other part of the body from killing Michael Brown. He did benefit financially from killing Michael Brown; he is now a hero among those white folks, both overt white supremacists and conservatives, as a way of living their white on black dreams of homicidal ideation.
A prosecutor can get a jury to indict a ham sandwich if so inclined. Michael Brown, and by proxy the lives of black and brown folks, are apparently worth less than a sandwich.
It is a miracle that black Americans have any faith in the legitimacy of the United States government. I wonder if we are just noble and hopeful fools.
How are you feeling? What are your thoughts on Darren Wilson's acquittal for killing Michael Brown?