White people didn’t get mad until they heard that White people were also being harassed and threatened with violence in Ferguson. And even now y’all mad for all the wrong reasons. I refuse to argue with someone who completely lacks knowledge of American history and doesn’t know or care to know who is largely targeted by police (hint: not White people!).
au where police officers get held accountable for their actions
We stepped out of the shadows, our hands in the air, and began yelling, “Press!” and “Journalists!” and “We’re media!” over and over. An officer on top of the vehicle turned his light on us. After a pause, he beckoned us forward. We continued walking, our hands still in the air, still shouting that we were journalists.
With rifles trained on us, we turned right on Highmunt Dr., in the direction of W. Florissant and toward another police vehicle, which had more guns pointed at us. As we made our way forward, I heard a pop and felt a stinging in my lower back. I jumped up instinctively, and realized that the officers behind us, the ones who had asked us to move forward, had shot us with what I believe were rubber bullets. I was hit once and Hermsmeier was hit twice.”