I was in the bay for new years. Did my thing with my friends. Didn’t get too fucked up, tho I can’t say the same for everyone; Came home relatively early.
Next day, I heard bout some crazy shit.
Someone got shot and killed at the Fruitvale BART station.
What’s really sad is that my first reaction was, “Oh, really? Damn, not again.”
It wasn’t outrage. It wasn’t even shock.
Whatever “society” us Americans are supposed to have… created this lack of emotion.
Some say it’s (police brutality) a post 9/11 thing. I’m inclined to believe that it was 9/11 that gave this kinda shit some spotlight. That made Americans stand up and take notice what’s going on in their own backyard.
A lotta college kids know about Mumia Abdul Jabbar now. I ‘spect that when he gets killed off, his memory’ll go the way of Guevarra: injustice & tragedy commercialized to sell a shirt.
But what most of em don’t know is that this shit ain’t new. Hell, This shit ain’t even old.