Fight The System (Breonna Taylor)

This update is now featured on The COVID Journal: “Invisible War”!

Remember, people, if you do everything right, keep your nose clean and stay out of trouble… you are one No-Knock warrant away from being murdered in bed.

Imagine being a cop, serving one of those, and a gunshot comes your way. Since before you hit the academy, you have been trained that “CERTAIN PEOPLE” don’t want to see you survive your shift.

Naturally, you return fire with such terror in your heart that you even shoot one of your own fellow officers. You kill another innocent person in their bed, who happens to be a paramedic. Shots even fly through neighboring buildings.

Bullets…fueled by hatred, cowardice, and an utter disregard for anyone else’s well-being, prove that you were never cut out for this line of work.

The fact that the warrant was not re-verified within a 48 hr. period of time is the real elephant in the room. Police were attempting to detain a suspect they already had in custody.

After making this symphony of errors, killing a fellow first responder…. authorities gave her mother the runaround, sending her back and forth to the hospital, as they crafted the most antiseptic narrative they could come up with.

In Minneapolis, we saw a similar high profile situation. Fear and bullets combined to destroy a person’s life. Officer Mohammed Noor shot Justine Diamond, and soon after, he received a jail sentence of 12 years.

Breonna Taylor is not Justine Diamond, though. Her financial settlement is 8 million dollars lower. Her killers will not be charged as such. All we are left with is a sense of the usual disparity and the foreboding that we could be next.

Beyond the players in this tragedy… The System is even more to blame. It perpetuates itself, continually giving citizens the illusion of choice, amused as we fight over the “lesser of evils.”

This will not be the last time Breonna Taylor makes headlines. When the under-charged officer receives a slap on the wrist, we will again have to revisit this tragedy.

It is never safe to be around a coward. Remember, one of the officers also shot a cop that night. The System, however, makes it VERY safe to BE a coward, a racist, a bully, a tyrant…. and so we continue to fight The System.

Babylon In Turmoil…

This update is now featured on The COVID Journal: “Invisible War”!

Babylon In Turmoil…
Once authorities decided they should institute some sort of precautions related to Coronavirus, many people were caught off guard by the sudden shift in social climate.

I walked into a local grocery store in late April, looking to purchase a mask, and was immediately intercepted by a gentleman who informed me that face coverings were required. Initially I side stepped him, saying “I’m actually here to buy a mask”. He wasn’t having it. He explained that the store could be fined heavily now, because it was the law.

What I didn’t know was that HE was “The Law”… placed there in an official capacity as compliance officer. He suggested I go to the car and get a shirt to cover my face. Before I returned masks had sold out, so the officer suggested I buy a bandanna. I finally saw a glimpse of the badge when he pointed to them and realized, Chicago is not playing. Babylon is burning.

The next day I walked into a gas station, compliance-ready, with my officer-suggested bandanna on, and the POOR CLERK jumped out of his skin! He breathed a sigh of relief once he realized I was merely following guidelines. This is what I looked like.

So my question: Is it my fault my very appearance makes you want to trigger the silent alarm? I even bought a white bandanna to avoid any gang related confusion.

About a month later the entire country would be up in flames because a police officer knelt on a man’s neck, killing him over an alleged, counterfeit ($20) dollar transaction. That same officer happened to be a tax evader, to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Once again, bandanna-wearing “Negroes” struck fear in the hearts of store owners, but It turned out that most of the “looters” were White Supremacists.

The disparity in perception, in the application of law, in the presumption of guilt is what sickens most of us with AmeriKKKa. The deindustrialization of “Black” communities, the drugs and guns flooded to the areas, CREATED the character you’re so afraid of.

Now you reap what you sow, as the very children you intended to be beneficiaries of your fetid corruption chant #BlackLivesMatter even louder than we do. The irony is poetic.