Rage Seethe Boil

[Content Note: Eliminationist violence; white supremacy and privilege.]

At least five Shelby police officers, guns drawn, surrounded the black Hyundai sedan that had pulled off the highway on Thursday morning.

...Shelby police Chief Jeff Ledford told the Observer on Friday that authorities found a .45-caliber handgun in Roof's car.

Citing anonymous sources, the Washington Post said Roof showed no remorse and expressed racist views even as he confessed to the crimes.

...In Shelby, the FBI handled Roof's initial questioning, Ledford said. Shelby police's lone conversation with the mass-murder suspect was about food. Earlier in the day, Roof had bought water and chips at a south Charlotte gas station. Now he was hungry. Police bought him food from a nearby Burger King, Ledford said.
Roof was on the run for 16 hours, and yet is routinely said to have not resisted arrest, simply because he went quietly into custody once he was caught. And then that lie about his not resisting is used to justify all the subsequent police treatment of Roof, rife with double standards.

Not only was Roof taken into custody alive, despite having killed nine people and despite being found in possession of the weapon he used to kill them, he was given a bullet-proof vest and a warm meal. He wasn't given a "rough ride."

To be clear, I'm not suggesting that people in police custody should be denied protection and food and subjected to abuse. I'm suggesting that everyone in police custody should be given protection and food and no one in police custody should be subjected to abuse.

If police can deliver to jail an armed white supremacist mass murdering piece of shit in one piece and with a full belly, surely they can do the same for the average black person suspected or accused of a crime.

[Via The Source.]

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