imagine if your city was like batman’s “gotham“?
what if there was crime everywhere,
supervillains controlled certain territories,
and there was absolutely no batman or justice league to rescue us?
it kinda sounds like life in this country now tbh.
wants the entire country like gotham in regards to our justice system.
she thinks we need no jails,
and no surveillance…
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has said Derek Chauvin’s conviction was a ‘victory in accountability’ but George Floyd’s murder and the cop killing of Ma’Khia Bryant prove the criminal justice system is ‘broken’ and should be abolished.
Cullors, who set up BLM with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi back in 2013, posted a video on Instagram Thursday where she told her 371,000 followers that now was the time to ‘fight for more’ and ‘get us closer to a place where there are no jails or prisons or surveillance’ in America.
Cullors urged people to ‘imagine a world where black people are thriving’ and are focused on the lives of black people rather than their deaths.
‘This country is so obsessed with black death we need to reimagine black life,’ she said.
‘Ma’Khia should be with us. George should be with us – that’s justice, that’s love, that’s healing.’
She called on people to ‘imagine abolition’ as a place ‘where black people can live freely, where we can live our full whole lives, where we are not gunned down by the police.’
Cullors has long called for the abolition of the criminal justice system as it is today, including its prisons, police, ICE detention centers and jails.
Instead, she calls for a move to transformative justice with law enforcement funding redirected to initiatives that directly serve communities, such as through education, healthcare and community programs.
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while i believe that things need to change within our justice system,
and we need to see more black people thriving instead of terror,
is she saying she wants anarchy out here?
it’s because of surveillance that we are getting justice in the first place.
i hope if this comes to pass that she has round-the-clock security for her 4 mansions.
“Meanwhile, Cullors has come under scrutiny after it emerged she had accrued a $3 million property empire of four homes in recent years.
This includes the recent purchase of a $1.4 million home in the largely white district of Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles.”
i know black folks are angry,
but we need to logically go about things first.
before this paradise happens,
we desperately need to work on all the issues within our community first.
we tend to take 2 steps forward and go flying all the way back to the pits of hell.
we have smoke with police,
and within our own gates as well.
if the family is broken on the inside...
How do we expect to thrive on the outside?
this all sounds like propaganda that won’t end well.
lowkey: even without the police,
we still have to deal with racism as well.
so are we abolishing racists too?
did we really think about this?
article cc: the daily mail