"...Dear, Police Department-
How many black tears do you hold under your boot?
How many lives do you have to shoot?
How many of our sisters and brothers, mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles, or sons, cousins, and daughters?
You've silenced their cries and you think you have right.
You abuse your power and make them hate whites.
Every day they're afraid for their life.
Whether George, Breonna, Christopher, or Arbery.
All of the names I can't keep counting.
All of the deaths caused from brutality.
Screaming 'fuck the police' and losing their patience and energy.
Or what about the unfiltered cries of Sky begging cali cops not to shoot William Ewell?
Her distraught screams will sit in my mind as she had to relive when she, too, lost her lover.
I can understand the peace preached by Martin.
But I can also understand the violence preached by Malcolm.
If I could, I'd give you a taste of your own medicine.
Let me hold your sons under my boot while they cry for you.
Let me shoot you unarmed one by one and see what you do.
Let me hold you at gun point and tell you not to move, and even when you comply, 3 bullets I give you.
Let me hang you by a tree, for all the world to see.
Let me cut you open and watch you bleed.
Let me threaten you and ignore your screams.
You've been doing it to them for centuries.
So I stand behind #blacklivesmatter and 'fuck the police'. And I stand behind George, Breonna, Christopher, and Arbery; and all the unknown names you've killed willingly.
And I stand for the riots you've forced them to retaliate.
I don't stand with your badge, your gun, or your silver plate.
In fact, I denounce the police because of their ways.
All of you will have to pay on judgment day..."
- from a random white girl's perspective. -Alessandra
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