Look, there are times when a story is so wild, I don’t even have the wherewithal to get mad, son. Like, sometimes I’m way too shocked to even be angry, man. All I know is, this is one of those times, fam. On the real, officers like Greg Abbott are why Black people don’t trust the police. Ultimately, I don’t give a fuck about context, bruh. His comments are an indictment of how the police view Black life.
Now, for those who missed it, back in July 2016, Abbott pulled a woman over for a DUI. During their exchange, Abbott asked the woman to pick up her cell phone. She resisted and said that she was afraid to move because she’s “seen way too many videos of cops.” In response, Abbott said “but, you’re not Black. Remember, we only shoot Black people. We only kill Black people, right? All the videos you’ve seen, have you seen the Black people get killed?”
Fast forward to now, since the dash cam video was released, Abbott’s proponents have tried to do damage control. Lance LoRusso, Abbott’s lawyer, claimed that the comment was taken out of context and the officer was only trying to “de-escalate” the situation. First off, as Black people are fully aware, cops don’t know how to de-escalate situations. Second, if that was really the case, why the FUCK was that Abbott’s go-to move?! Since when is Black death something to joke about? When did the mutilation of our bodies become sarcastic fodder? Man, get the FUCK outta here, son!
Listen, Black people have a REAL fear of the police, fam. Hell, I’ve even detailed my own issues with the cops on this very site. Time after time after time, we have to watch footage of Black people being killed with no respect and no regard. What kind of animal would find humor in that, bruh?! Shit, keeping it a buck, I don’t even believe Abbott was joking, son. Honestly, he knows good and well that cops ALWAYS get away with murdering minorities. Frankly, he just felt comfortable enough to say what he said, man.
In the end, fuck the police, fam! Once again, the Boys in Blue have showed themselves, people. Ultimately, Black people don’t mean SHIT to the officers who are supposed to protect EVERYONE! All in all, our pain is their pleasure and our sorrow is their joy. By and by, I don’t even know what else to say here, man. That’s all I’ve got for today. *Sigh* LC out.