Monday, July 23, 2012

Police Murders v. the Joker Massacre

TWELVE PEOPLE WERE KILLED in the Colorado theater massacre in July 2012. This tragedy horrified the world and reportedly interrupted politicians' campaigns, although I could not perceive a break in campaigning. The entire nation mourns with the grieving families, and condolences from officials are continually broadcasted. (This article has three(3) links and one(1) photo.) PRESIDENT OBAMA traveled to Colorado to comfort survivors and visit some of the 58 wounded victims of the senseless attack. He assured the nation that the "full weight of the justice system would come to bear" on the shooter. James Holmes was taken into custody speedily after the rampage. Such tragedies give rise to debate over gun control that police shootings do not. Over 120 African Americans have died in extrajudicial killings by police and guards so far this year, according to a July 9 report by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. The victims included unarmed men, women, and children as well as elderly and disabled people. No matter how unnecessary and brutal the deaths were, most were found to be "justified," and it is not unusual for deaths-by-police to be ignored by the media as well as politicians. I am glad Colorado families are being comforted and that they have the president's assurance that justice will be served. I pray that the injured recover speedily, and we send condolences to relatives and friends of the murder victims. I know how it feels to lose a loved one to violence. My mentally, physically disabled brother's MURDER BY POLICE AFTER 18 DAYS OF SECRET INCARCERATION is actually covered up by the same justice system that the president promised will address the Colorado theater massacre. In the USA, media coverage, investigation and prosecution following deaths depend on who was killed (race and class) and who did the killing. My brother and many other African American victims of extrajudicial killings by law enforcement were also 'good people' who are missed.

Report on the Extrajudicial Killing of 120 Black People by Police, Security Guards, and Self-Appointed Law Enforcers

Wrongful Death of Larry Neal

Colorado Theater Shooting: Obama: 'Good people,' not the shooter, will be remembered

May God bless America with justice for all.

by Mary Neal, advocate for voiceless victims as we were all appointed to be by God in Prov. 31:8-9


Unknown said...

I would like to use your illustration for a google plus post. I pack and transport art for a living. For the past few years we have been gathering objects for the National Museum o2 African American History and Culture which is set to open in DC next year. I am going to post an encouragement for people to request the past few years of violence against african americans not be omitted from the museum. I would encourage reshares and a link to your blog.
I searched for African Americans killed by police violence, and found your image and then your blog. I would ordinarily have just ripped the image, but I read your home page and felt I should ask your permission first. Thank you.

MaryLovesJustice Neal said...

I do not own exclusive rights to the photo used in this blog, Eon Gattignolo, of the collage of murdered African Americans. Regarding the image of Larry Neal, at the "About Me" section, I welcome any attention from you and all others regarding the government's secret arrest and murder of my mentally disabled brother.