21 y/o nursing student all about quietly analyzing and deconstructing white supremacist capitalist patriarchy....I luv cats, food, fashion, afros, frilly pretty things, I post rambles/whines/thoughts a lot, and anything else I find interesting/inspiring/whatever
“Darius Simmons was by all accounts a good kid. The fun loving 6th grader was simply moving a garbage can in front of his home when his neighbor, 75 year old John Henry Spooner confronted him with a shotgun and accused him of stealing from his home. Darius, who was in school the time of the robbery, denied being involved with the theft. John Henry Spooner then proceed to shoot Darius in his chest, while he had his hands raise showing Spooner he was unarmed. His mom, who was watching in horror, ran to Darius to see if she could find a pulse, she couldn’t. Darius, 13 years old and unarmed, was murdered in cold blood in front of his mother.”
fuck your ~*post-racial society*~
“After police arrived, Darius’s body remained on the sidewalk, while police questioned his mother, Patricia Larry, in a squad car for approximately two hours.
During the police investigation of the shooting, they searched Ms. Larry’s home again. Finding nothing, they then proceeded to arrest his older brother for having truancy tickets.”
My heart aches for his mother, I can’t even imagine…
How much of this is it gonna take before people realize how disgusting they sound when they say “racism isn’t a problem in this country”??