French Gets Pulled Over: Tells Cops Off
Anyone with access to social media has seen the countless videos of police gunning down unarmed African American citizens. The Black Lives Matter movement has spawned from these government sponsored acts of atrocity. BLM’s main goal is to get justice for these murders and prevent the police from terrorizing the black community in the future.
Early morning on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, NYPD stopped the vehicle French Montana and his crew we’re riding in. They were pulled over leaving a strip club and the rapper had a few choice words for the cops who stopped them. French started recording when they were stopped, and made sure the police knew that black lives matter.
Being A Black Citizen In 2016 Might Get You Killed.
Keith Lamont Scott and Terrance Crutcher are just two recent victims of police violence. They were gunned down in Charlotte, NC and Tulsa, OK, respectively sparking an outburst of protest in both cities and for good cause. The video of Scott, a father of 7, shows him with his hands at his side and an officer in a bulletproof vest opening fire, killing the family man on the spot. It was learnt that Scott suffered from brain damage, and his wife said that he’d often forget something right after it happened. He was likely confused as to why two government officials were yelling at him with guns pointed at him.
The shooting in Tulsa shows Terrance Crutcher with his car broken down on the side of the road, his hands literally in the air attempting to flag down a police car. The officers pull over and promptly murder him in the street after one of the officers says, “he looks like a bad guy.”
One of the officers in Tulsa was charged with manslaughter, while the Charlotte officer is under “internal investigation.’ These are only two examples out of what is becoming an innumerable amount of police killing unarmed black citizens. This has to stop. The only thing they did was be there, and be black. Now they’re dead.
Black People Are Being Killed By The Government Putting Everyone’s Freedom At Risk
The killings of Scott and Crutcher are just the most recent murders in a string of controversial shootings. Starting around 2014 after the killing of an unarmed teenager, Mike Brown, more and more videos of police killing black people have surfaced. Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Alton Sterling, and Sandra Bland are just a few of the unarmed people killed by law enforcement.
They cannot be allowed to get away with such wanton disrespect of the rights of the citizens they are sworn to protect. They cannot be allowed to get away with murder. They are trained law enforcement agents pointing their gun at terrified, unarmed, untrained citizens and expect them to stay calm.
This is not an issue of complying with cops, it’s an issue of corruption. Systematic corruption is at work, allowing police to get away with murder over and over…..on tape.
Everyone Needs To Speak Up
Any and every person that speaks out against these gruesome acts of violence is a step in the right direction. A lot of celebrities have shown their support by speaking publicly and donating money to the cause.
It’s powerful when famous people use their brand and influence to bring about social change. Some of the celebs that have been vocal include Jay-Z and Beyonce, John Legend, Common, Katy Perry, Samuel L Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar and more. Now we can add French Montana to the growing list of supporters. Hopefully this will help end this blatant oppression.
Here’s what happened.