I’ve been trying to figure out what to say, here.
The man who shot another man – he shot an innocent man, a man who did *everything* right according to law and public opinion – was acquitted.
It’s not like I’ve seen justice for others. The list of names to say is very long.
The thing that hurts here is that Castile did everything perfectly. There’s nothing to argue with here (though I know tons will try). On the live tape, when his partner asked, in terror, why the officer shot Philando Castile… the officer answered “I don’t know.”
I saw that. I saw that on that video. The officer *didn’t know* why he pulled the trigger.
For that to be excused, to be glossed over? That’s nauseating. So any person at any time can be gunned down by a police officer and nothing will happen….
Oh wait. Except for white folks who shoot at people of color. They don’t get gunned down at all. They get taken alive.
Seriously, what the fuck?? There’s no justice here. The system worked the way it is supposed to work but there is no justice. I have believed that for years, but now I really know in a way I didn’t before.
Also, this travesty was just a few days after the shooting of GOP politicians. Those folks are crying and accusing “the left” of causing this.
Oh really? *looks pointedly at the list of acquittals*
Things have GOT to change.