Open Thread Racism



Artist – Pat Bagley

In other news, yet another unarmed black man was shot dead by police yesterday.

Rumain Brisbon was delivering fast food to his children when he was shot in the torso two times after the officer confused a pill bottle for a gun.

A police spokesman, Sergeant Trent Crump, said the unidentified cop approached Brisbon, who was in an SUV, after residents in a Phoenix neighborhood reported a drug deal happening by the vehicle.

There’s a recurring event that happens just prior to many officer-involved shootings and it’s some asshole “resident” who refuses to mind their own business. I’m not suggesting we should ignore obvious crimes like a kidnapping or shooting, but just because you see a black man outside does not mean there’s a crime in progress.

Police reportedly found weed in Brison’s SUV so, clearly, he’s just as guilty as your average white teenager.

Meanwhile, a third grade teacher in Texas is very disappointed that Ebola did not kill the president. The good news for her current and future students is that she has now resigned.

It’s Friday and this week sucked. You know the drill.