that’s it that’s the winner
im soooo embarrassed
notice how at the bottom right of the magazine it says “how a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical islam and became a monster”, notice how not only he’s on THE COVER OF A MAGAZINE but he is also being DEFENDED for the crime he committed, a white kid can commit TERRORIST ATTACKS and still get excused for it, but hell to a black kid walking too slow or supposedly “stealing candy” that’s not worth more than $3, and people still have the audacity to say that “race doesn’t change anything” BECAUSE IT FUCKING DOES
the scenarios are so utterly different that you can’t make a comparison.
one was killed either due to self defense or racism (it’s still technically inconclusive), and the other by a wannabe-cop “neighborhood watchman”.
they still put on an extremely large scale manhunt for the kid bomber, complete with military-grade ground vehicles and entire neighborhoods being thoroughly searched by dozens and dozens of heavily armed police officers. and they DID shoot his brother.
and james holmes was captured to be prosecuted. killing him would have been a bad idea for the police involved, unless he was threatening them. then i’m sure they would have delighted in riddling him with bullets.
racism was very clearly an issue in the ferguson PD, absolutely. it had been for years, and it was no secret. but all of the events that are listed here have too little in common to be compared.
and putting that kid on the cover of the rolling stone was simply an easy way make the rolling stone relevant again.
personally, if i had to guess, i would say that the police officer that shot mike brown was looking for blood that day and was heavily racist, so he instigated a situation where he could potentially get away with killing the kid.
regardless of that situation, the resulting actions taken by the police department were incredibly irresponsible and i’m actually surprised (and relieved) that more people weren’t gunned down.