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You should be aware that that article you reblogged about the black getting shot for a toy gun is severely twisted. He had a BB GUN and was brandishing it at people like a real weapon. Someone called the cops because they though there was a crazy person with a gun. The cops told him to drop, he didn't, they opened fire.
BOY HOWDY lets go through this one step at a time
"brandishing it like a real weapon" according to multiple witnesses at no point did john crawford, age 21, the man who was shot, actually point the barrel of the gun at anyone in the store, or even wave it around. other shoppers in the area walked by with no reaction to the toy gun at all, and in accordance with ohios open carry law, its legal for anyone to carry a firearm into businesses without concealment, which has been done many time without incident
"someone called the cops because they though there was a crazy person with a gun" ronald richie, the person who called the police and claims crawford was waving the gun around, has actually CHANGED HIS STORY upon seeing the actual surveillance video of the shooting, which was been denied to the public, going from “he was a loaded rifle, and hes loading it, he definitely pointed it at people” to insisting that he was “waving it around”
"the cops told him to drop, he didnt" crawfords attorney micheal wright HAS seen the surveillance footage, and it showed that the police appeared to have gunned him down on sight - crawford never reached for the police, tried to flee, or raised the gun - in FACT, he was talking to his girlfriend at the time, and likely didnt even know what was happening until they opened fire
if youre willing to accept the reports of police after they murdered another innocent black man at face value without double checking facts to confirm your own prejuduice, if you really think that ronald richie was justified in their actions and that crawford was NOT another victim of hatred and racism, then you need to get your head out of your ass
My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie."
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