- Posted August 19, 2014 by
St. Louis, Missouri
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Black Lives Matter protests (2014)
Police, not protesters, engaging in "senseless violence"
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
My comment as a resident of St. Louis, MO who has witnessed the protests firsthand: The (mostly white) commentators in the media have been decrying the "senseless violence" of protesters in Ferguson, Mo. What we are witnessing in Ferguson is not "senseless violence". It is a rational reaction to the actual senseless violence perpetrated by the cops on innumerable young black men. Black people have the right to fight back against those who are killing their children, and white people do not have the right to tell black people how they should feel or react to being repeatedly being victimized by the senseless violence perpetrated by racist white police.