Never Forget Amadou Diallo
Amadou Diallo was a 22-year-old West African immigrant who lived in the Bronx. He studied English and Computer Science in Singapore and Thailand before coming to America. A devout Muslim, he worked twelve hours a day selling videos to earn enough money to finish his bachelor’s degree. On February 4, 1999, an unarmed Amadou Diallo was killed by members of the NYPD’s Special Crime Unit. They thought he was a serial rapist they’d been looking for, and they said they thought he was reaching for a gun. They fired 41 bullets, hitting him 19 times.
How could I?
Meaning they emptied the clip, reloaded and started shooting again.
Don’t forget that.
Please get this album! Straight ear dope! “After Midnight” by Elaquent. The song “Mystery” is my JOINT!
Skinny people fishing for compliments by calling themselves fat annoys the living fuck out of me.
Members of a SWAT team opened fire on an unarmed teenage girl this week when police officers outside of Washington, DC attempted to serve an early morning search warrant.
Myasia Hughley, 18, is recovering from flesh wounds following Thursday morning’s events in District Heights, Maryland. She was asleep in her bedroom at her family house when 15 FBI SWAT agents stormed the house with guns drawn.
“I’m shouting ‘Nobody is armed, nobody has a gun!’ and then all of a sudden I heard ‘She’s got a gun!’ and they just opened fire,” Emory Hughley, Myasia’s father, tells local station WJLA News.
Myasia didn’t have a gun, though, nor did any other member of the Hughley household. The authorities allegedly saw something, and in their minds had enough reason to unleash a barrage of bullets at the girl. Mr. Hughley tells Washington’s NBC News4 that he saw one agent even fire off around seven shots himself using a semi-automatic weapon.
“They almost hit my daughter, man,” he adds to WJLA. “If I hadn’t told her to go back in her room they probably would have shot her.”
“I’ve got eight holes in my wall. One bullet went past my head, almost hit me, ricocheted off my brick wall and some of the shrap metal hit my little daughter in the back of her neck, all for nothing.”
The Hughleys are now asking for answers from the FBI, but so far the authorities have stayed silent as to why they were raiding the home. Mr. Hughley says a day later that he has yet to be told why his house was visited in the early morning hours by more than a dozen heavily armed FBI agents other than they were executing a search warrant. The FBI’s Washington Field Office has deferred from answering pleas from the press to explain what the judge-approved order was for.
Black men are educated.
Black men are polite.
Black men are loving.
Black men are beautiful.
These are not rare cases that separate them from the “typical black guy.” These men are all around you and not very far between. So open your eyes and realize that your perceptions of certain types of men are warped by a racist society that makes them out as violent and lazy.