U.S.A: Where abortion is murder and the murder of Black people isn’t.
REMINDER THAT CECE MCDONALD IS STILL IN JAIL FOR *ACTUALLY* DEFENDING HERSELF AGAINST RACIST, TRANSPHOBIC NEO-NAZIS WHO WERE TRYING TO MURDER HER AND HER FRIENDS
That child had every right to be where he was. That child had every right to do what he was doing, walking home. That child had every right to be afraid of a strange man following him, first in his car and then on foot. And did that child not have the right to defend himself from that strange man?
The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just.
I will no longer apologize, either for my faith or my complexion. It is not my job to convince you to distinguish me from the violent sociopaths that claim to be Muslims, whose terrorism I neither support, nor condone. It is your job. Just like when a disturbed young white man shoots up a movie theatre or a school, it is my job, as someone with a conscience, to distinguish them from others. It’s not my job to plead with you to shake my hand without cringing, nor am I going to applaud you when you treat me with common decency; it’s not an accomplishment. It’s simply the right thing to do. Honestly, it’s not that hard.
Police tell a different story. Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said it was just after 11am when officers apparently saw Tremaine body slamming another teenager onto the sand. Police reports say they then realised that no fight was going on, but Detective Zabaleta told CBS Miami that Tremaine refused to take officers to his parents and they were forced to leave their ATV to detain him as he started to leave the beach area. According to the police report, Tremaine became combative and clenched his fist as police went to hold him. ‘He attempted to pull his arm away, stating, “Man, don’t touch me like I did something,”’ the report ways. Detective Zabaleta said Tremaine’s actions indicated he was ‘resisting officers’ and meant he had to be taken into custody. ‘Of course we have to neutralize the threat,’ said the detective. ‘When you have somebody resistant to them and pulling away and somebody clenching their fists and flailing their arms, that’s a threat.’