By J. Smith
Nowhere is safe for black men looking to stay alive, especially in Miami, where one member of their police force was quoted as saying, “I like to hunt.” Those hunting trips have been successful, producing seven dead black men in an eight month period, all killed by Miami police.
A racial war has rightfully been ignited. Marches have been held on on the Police Department’s headquarters, an investigations has been launched into the police chief’s record and families of the victims are expected to speak at a City Commission meeting on Thursday. They are asking that Police Chief Miguel A. Exposito be dismissed.
All of the killing officers were HIspanic, leading some Miami historians to belive that old scars in the city could resurface. According to The New York Times, “Miami has a long history of racially charged police shootings, some of which combusted into deadly riots and Justice Department inquireies that ended with police officers in prison. The pattern this time is familiar: All seven men who were fatally shot by the police were African-American; the police officers who shot them are all HIspanic.”
It’s like some expanded form of Willie Lynch or something. Now all the people of color are killing each other. Well, on the bright side, maybe this could spark the return of some new N.W.A. reincarnation? Sign me up.