For the first time in nearly 45 years, I’m really excited about young people rising up all over the country in the wake of police murders of Black and Brown people, esp. the blatant killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. In those cases, neither of the rogue cops was indicted or had any charges filed against them. As a former Panther, police brutality and murder is nothing new.
From Ferguson, Mi. where Michael Brown was left to bleed to death for 41/2 hours to NYC where Eric Garner was choked to death – Black youth have been in the forefront of a mass movement taking to the streets.
In solidarity with Blacks, who’ve been the most targeted by racist police, people of all backgrounds and ages are collectively protesting this open season on Black people,.
Tens of thousands took to the streets last Sat. in NYC in a Millions March organized by Black youth. They carried signs saying Black Lives Matter, I Can’t Breathe, No Justice No Peace, and shouted, “Eric Garner, Michael Brown! Shut it down! Shut it down!”