When someone is killed, few things tell you more about how the the person who did the killing thinks and feels about the deceased than what they choose to do in the immediate aftermath of the killing itself.

For instance, when Michael Dunn, after shooting and killing teenager Jordan Davis, went back to his hotel room, ordered himself a pizza, fixed a Coke and rum, and went to bed, it gives us a glimpse into the peculiar mindset of the killer—who has since been convicted for his crime.


Instead of conveying positive emotions of any kind, quite the opposite effect, in fact, is conveyed to African Americans when victims of police violence are treated with the regard one would give a dead rodent. It must be accepted by the wider public that these post-tragedy behaviors only fuel the narrative that racism, be it subconscious or otherwise, is what allows those chosen to protect and serve do anything but.

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2 thoughts on “About the strange behavior of officers after they killed Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice, and Eric Garner

  1. This reminds me of an article Ward Churchill wrote about the use of cartoon stereotypes during Hitler’s time to dehumanize Jewish people, making them acceptable targets for violence and murder. It seems to me that media accounts these days fuel the same type of views toward Blacks, immigrants, and anyone whose pigmentation, language, or culture threatens the waning U.S. majority status of Euro-Americans.


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