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Last night, after the State of the Union speech, I tuned into another broadcast.  One in which police officers were yelling "Burn the motherfucker!"  I thought to myself if there were video technology available back 100 years ago would this have been what a true lynch mob looked like?  When the news came out about the murders I thought to myself that Chris Dorner was a complete monster.  Then the LA Police officers started shooting at innocent people and rounding up Black men.  It couldnt be!  How could we go back to a time of Judge Dredd justice or the old fashioned term for it is "lynch mob"?  

Lets look back at the Nuremberg trials where the Nazis were tried in a court of law.  These were people who killed 23 million Russians, MASSACRED 8 million Jews and the list of casualties keeps going.  Europe looked like a wasteland and entire cities leveled and destroyed.  The Russians tried the Nazis Judge Dredd style lining them up against a wall and shooting them in the head.  The Israelis sent out a hit squad for whoever was left.  However, the United States made the decision to try these Nazis in a court of law.  They did this because the Nazis were white men.  Meanwhile Black men got the lynch mob back at home.  Today, Black men instead get a kangaroo court or in Dorner's case the lynch mob.

Today, I am not proud.  I am not proud of the LAPD and with the way they handled this situation.  Certainly, the officers who shot at those innocent people should be tried in a court of law.  Certainly, the officers who violated innocent Black mens rights by rounding them up and falsely arresting them should be tried in a court of law.  However, all that will be swept under the carpet.  In contrast, Chris Dorner was fired from the LAPD because he "thought" he saw his partner giving some guy a swift kick in the ass.  Now we all observe different things in different situations.  Sometimes we think we see things that didnt happen as is always the case in situations of multiple witnesses.  Dorner was given the stick while the lynch mob will continue on policing getting paid six figures in their overpaid profession so they can go about the streets violating other people's rights.

Justice wasnt served last night!  It wasnt served!  When a man is robbed of a fair trial our system turns into this manacle Judge Dredd like affair.  Some blowhard running around on a motorcycle deciding who stays and who goes.  One day America might be a fair place, but that was not today...it wasnt last night.  Chris Dorner deserved a fair trial just like the Nazis got theirs.  Just because Chris was Black doesnt mean he didnt deserve a trial!

Originally posted to MichelleSmith on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 04:39 PM PST.

Also republished by Police Accountability Group.

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