Antonio Cayonne | Actor

Baltimore, Black Lives, the beginning...April 30th, 2015

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I don't have a lot to write. I'm sharing what I'm watching. I have a LOT to say, but now isn't the time. Hear what's been said already instead. Catch up, then we can talk .

A language of privilege. Man, this one is tough to listen to. 'I couldn't get down 47th street last night, i parked at the curb and had coffee.'

Satterwhite (a 68 year old black man) was sitting in his parked car in his driveway when Craven ( 25 year old white officer) approached and fired repeatedly, NBC reports. The officer was charged with firing a gun into an occupied vehicle, according to the arrest warrant.

Not everyone gets to sit in a parked car because they are inconvenience. Some people get shot for doing that....

So many quotes that are infuriating. Watch the whole thing.

Reading this interview with Morgan Freeman...and there's this reminder of an incident 16 years ago:

“That unrest [in Baltimore] has nothing to do with terrorism at all, except the terrorism we suffer from the police,” the 77-year-old star said. “And the fact that now that’s out in the open.” Freeman referred to the case of Amadou Diallo, the Guinea immigrant who in 1999 was killed by four New York City plainclothes officers who mistook his wallet for a gun. “Forty-one times he was shot. That was the beginning of our understanding of how dangerous police are.”

Or this article on Michael Moore where he posts this tweet:
“Imprison u, shoot u, sever your spine, crush your larynx, send u to war, keep u poor, call u a thug, not let u vote. But u can sing for us.”