Friday, August 29, 2014

Selective Moral High Ground in Michael Brown shooting incident

So many people taking the selective moral high ground in the Michael Brown shooting incident, so little time to document them all!  Here are just two glaring examples.

Keith Boykin  wanted to wait until all evidence was in before convicting R. Kelly (even though there was a tape of his having sex with a 13 year old girl).
 "I'm not ready to convict Kelly before he has his day in court. (In America, criminal defendants are entitled to a presumption of innocence.)"
Rappers having sex with children deserve due process, however, when it comes to white cops being accused (court of public opinion), of murder, and there's been no indictments handed down, much less convictions, Mr. Boykin has this to say:
"Police shootings of unarmed civilians are still relatively rare in our country, but they often seem to happen to Black men. How many more Michael Browns, Eric Garners, Oscar Grants, Sean Bells, or Amadou Diallos does it take before Black men just can't take it anymore? That is the ongoing question here, not the story of one night of rioting." 
Neither Michael Brown nor Eric Garner have been shown to be victims of police brutality, as the above suggests.   Their accusers have as much right to due process as R. Kelly.

More from Boykin on R. Kelly:
"It has been more than five years since R. Kelly was charged with child pornography, and during that time he's continued to record music, make videos, perform and receive awards. Now with his trial finally set to begin on September 17, you would think this guy would have the brains to clean up his image. But even staring at the prospect of 15 years in prison, he doesn't get it.
R. Kelly's new album "Double Up" is the fifth most popular R&B/hip-hop album on the Billboard charts, and the song "Same Girl" is ranked 26th on Billboard's "top 100 singles" chart. The CD was ranked 331 on the list today.
And Kelly hasn't had any trouble finding other popular artists to work with him. The "Double Up" CD features guest performances by Swizz Beatz, Snoop Dogg, Nelly, Chamillionaire, T.I., Ludacris, Kid Rock, Keyshia Cole, Usher and several others."
Notice how no one protested or petitioned against R. Kelly for continuing to make money while under indictment for having sex with a minor and child pornography?  The same people who bought his records during that time oppose Officer Wilson's gofundme and he has yet to be charged with any crime.  Those same people feel it is ok to fund the family of Michael Brown, and allow the government to pay back the store owner who was robbed and assaulted, ON VIDEO, by Michael Brown.

I have no idea who this woman is, she showed up on Michael Brown hashtag after he was shot and killed on August 9, 2014.  She has a clear agenda, and some very interesting followers.  How does a newbie on Twitter get a follow from CNN reporter Don Lemon and the President of the United States, Barrack Obama right out of the gate.  They were her first two followers.
She has a website, The Wicked Woman, and some sort of online magazine as well....I haven't looked at either, but here are some blatant examples of her hypocrisy on twitter:
And exactly one hour later she tweets:

Judge Orders Rapper The Game to Pay Police $5M Over Arrest By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. on February 24, 2012 5:02 AM A North Carolina appeals court has ordered Jayceon Taylor, better known as The Game, to pay $5 million to 5 Greensboro police officers who accused the rapper of defamation. The Game lawsuit, originally filed in 2010, involves footage that appeared in a DVD entitled ‘Stop Snitchin Stop Lyin.’
Taylor inadvertently admitted that the footage “was intentionally misleading,” and that he intended to “characterize the Plaintiffs’ actions [in arresting him] as illegal.” The admissions also stated that Taylor intended to “defame the Plaintiffs with the DVD” and “injure [them] in their trades or professions.”
She seems to be aiming for an audience lacking in critical thinking skills.

RW - Right Wing
POC - People of Color