VIOLENCE IN FERGUSON, VIOLENCE IN THE SYSTEM

“Violence is man recreating himself.” —Frantz Fmilitarized_policeanon

IN THE WAKE of the grand jury failing to return a verdict to try Darren Wilson for murdering Micheal Brown, many people are saying that they don’t understand why people in Ferguson would riot, or as it’s popularly being put, “destroying their own communities.” If you don’t understand why, then you are shockingly disengaged from the amount of pain and suffering that plays out as a matter of normalcy in this country. Our communities are already destroyed, they have been systematically impoverished by capitalism, an unequal distribution of wealth, jobs, services, investment, and opportunity that is so grossly unjust it has to be defended by a predatory race-and-class based system of courts and prisons whose illegitimate stranglehold on power requires it to be enforced by a violent, militarized police force.

 

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