"Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it."
The list of unarmed black people (and people of color) who were murdered by police continues to grow. Very few are convicted.
Here is a short list of those who didn’t deserve to die:
Malcolm Ferguson: Killed a few days after protesting the acquittal of the cops who killed Diallo.
Ramarley Graham: Shot and killed They said he had a gun. Dude only had a bag of weed on him.
Niles Meservey: Shot and Killed by a cop while sitting in his car. Unarmed.
Ian Tomlinson: Died when pushed to the ground during a Kettling formation by police. Only God knows what went on when they pushed him down.
Yao Wei Wu: Beaten to death by police when they knocked on the wrong door.
Malice Green: Beaten to death by police in custody. Unarmed
Oscar Grant: Shot in the back while on the ground, handcuffed.
Sean Bell: Shot. 50 rounds were fired into his car.
Eleanor Bumpers: 66 year old black woman shot by police with a 12 Gauge shotgun while being arrested.
Amadou Diallo: Shot 19 times when officers said he had a gun when he only had his wallet
Kimani Gray (16): Shot 7 times (3 in the back). Police said he had a gun. No gun was found.
Eric Garner: Died from a chokehold. Unarmed.
Michael Brown (17): Shot 10 times (9 while lying on the ground).
And there are many more.
When will it stop?
by Idris Salaam
Today’s gangstas in the hoods aren’t gangsters. They aren’t nothing more than punks with guns. Take the gun out of their hands and they start shaking in their boots like they have the Holy Ghost.
Asked by hiphopformula
By Idris Salaam
The Fire Challenge aka the “Dumb Nigga Challenge”.
De-Evolution; Plain and Simple.
It goes back to the coonery of the 1920s with Al Jolson and Blackface.
"Look at me, boss!" (a poor man’s version of Rochester from the Jack Benny Show). "I’m a coon! Watch me make an ass out of myself in front of the world!"
One person has already died and another two have been severely burned. But we don’t know the real numbers of those cases that weren’t reported.
By Idris Salaam
One of the things I have learned from Social Media is this:
Put it on Facebook (or any other social site) and Blacks/Hebrew/African (or whatever you want to label yourself) will believe it.
Shame on you for playing on the murders in Chicago to promote your rap careers. And shame on the DJs, Producers (Kitchen Producers also), Event coordinators and anyone else involved who would have anything to do with it.