Sorry but I have no sympathy for Duggan... he died as he lived or so it seems, he took the choice of living a life of crime, gun toting, and must have watched various films where in the end the gun man gets caught and ends up worse for wear... as was said on BNV, if he were in an African country, at home on his own soil he'd have been shot dead and that would have been that... he had a gun and likely would have used it to shoot and kill others and perhaps a few innocent bystanders to boot. Now he's dead.
I understand what you are saying. I too have little regard for those involved in armed criminality in our community. My position on the poison within our community that preys on us with guns, drugs and knives instead of protecting us is well known, i too want them in prison paying for their crimes.
But I do not know Mark Duggan, I dont know why he was carrying a gun, i dont know how or if he was involved in selling drugs or shooting others. However I do know i cant trust the media to tell me the whole Truth, I also know he was a son, a partner, a friend and father to others. They including us all deserve honest answers as to how he died. This like the Smiley Culture case is not about the character of the man, its about the problems that would start to happen if we continue to turn a blind eye to the continuing state abuse, persecution and murder of African people through its institutions of force, especially when hidden in custody be it in police cells, mental institutions, on the streets or in our own homes as with Smiley.
An African male who posed no threat to police officers was targeted and then executed in the streets of London. The police and media then proceeded to collude and lie about the circumstances behind his death.
This is the key point of the issue at hand. The uprisings and later on opportunist looting that took place is a separate albeit related matter. Last night on BBC question time Mark Duggans name was mention for less than 60 seconds in a programme that lasts 60 minutes. This is very relevant and dangerous for you and I, especially when you listen to the lynching mentality the majority of the
audience had on the matter. There was no-one representing our views, no youthe representation, no political representation, no African representation (i dont count that buffoon Sentamu as one of us).
I don't know about you but I'm not feeling the judge, jury and executioner stench this entire operation has. I'm not feeling the idea that becaiuse the Uk has no death penalty that is somehow ok for Africans to continue dying in custody without even facing trial to ascertain their guilt.
All in all it had nothing to do with him whatsoever... media is pushing it to the forefront to make it all about some criminal, just as the french did during their riots a few years back, same type of riot, youths burning cars etc after two youngsters on the run from the police got caught in an electrical outhouse and died sparking wider sentiments but framed as being about that one incident.
Exactly, it was about the issues surrounding his death. Have you noticed how none of the mainstream broadcast media have mentioned the assault on the young girl by police officers at the demo or the stop and search operation at a hackney train station that triggered the daytime rebellion on monday?
By spinning this solely as an issue of 'mindless criminality' the politicians can direct the public anger onto the young people caught up in the moment and deflect all blame from themselves.
Now is the time we must stand firm on presenting the Truth as we see it, lest this period of history becomes recorded as being about nothing than some sick angry negroes seeking freeness corrupting the innocent children of England after a cop-shooting gunman was permanently taken of the streets.
Just like the way they spun it wilberforce saved us from slavery which we were doing to oursleves, this country is good at creating historical falsehoods.