Perhaps you’re watching the news and thinking to yourself, but what about these white cops? Aren’t they being discriminated against and more harshly judged every time they kill a black victim? Well, nine Cleveland police officers involved in a high-speed police chase resulting in the death of two unarmed black people are suing for racial discrimination:
Eight white and one Hispanic officer are plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit. They claim the police department has repeatedly punished non-black officers more harshly than black officers in incidents involving shootings of black people. Malissa Williams, 30, and Timothy Russell, 43, died after more than a dozen officers fired 137 shots at the pair’s car over the course of a police chase that went on for more than 20 minutes. Russell, the driver, was shot 23 times. Williams was shot 24 times. Last month, their families were awarded a $3m settlement from the city of Cleveland.
Where do we start with this? They were unarmed. They were shot at 137 times. The only way you can maybe justify that kind of shooting is if the couple tried to kill the president, rob 10 banks, and rape six white women simultaneously.
Team Blackness discussed more protests around the Eric Garner case, further incompetence in police departments around the country, and revenge porn to lighten the mood.