Don’t Let Them Make a Cop Killer the Face of the Movement – The Root

The Political Agitator response: When will “they” stop putting all black folks in the same category? I am for justice no matter who it is for or against so I do not condone what this guy did and do not condone any criminal activity. I am all about the movement but a non-violent movement.

The deaths of two New York City police officers are tragic. They were two men of color who likely experienced the realities of a racist society and were unjustifiably slain. Ismaaiyl Brinsley killed Asian-American and Hispanic-American officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos by shooting them at point-blank range while they sat in their police vehicle Saturday, then took his own life. Before killing the cops, Brinsley shot his ex-girlfriend, 29-year-old Shaneka Nicole Thompson, in Baltimore, leaving her wounded.

In the wake of these brutal cop killings, there is the potential to use this event to invalidate and disempower the momentum of the current movement for racial justice. Because of Brinsley’s anti-police social media rants, the New York City police union leader is attempting to represent Brinsley’s actions as a reflection on the entire movement and to add credence to the narrative that police are the real victims in urban communities. (Source: Read more)