Sometimes, it is disheartening to see how state forces use their powers to oppress and even murder their citizens. The Black community of the US has went through, and continues to go through, a torrid time at the bloodied hands of official power. Certain members of that community who escapes the bonds of debt and servitude do their people no favours when they mouth off about slavery being a state of mind. It’s easy to be cleverly – or stupidly – philosophical when your ass isn’t on the line.
The actions of the police in Philadelphia on 13th May, 1985, when they killed 5 black children, speaks volumes of how the wider state then and now views the lives of those who are not racially white.