Mike Who? (1:50) by Mumia Abu-Jamal

1/22/15

MIKE WHO?

[col. writ. 1/22/15] © ’15 Mumia Abu-Jamal

 

With news emerging that the FBI will not begin proceedings against killer cop Darren Wilson in the murder of Black teenager Mike Brown of Ferguson, Missouri, we wonder: how many people are surprised?

 

Were his civil rights violated?

 

Apparently not – except for his right to life, of course.

 

But for far too many Black youth, this doesn’t matter.

 

Civil rights prosecution? Nope, not today.

 

Not ever.

 

The only thing that would’ve surprised us would be if there was a prosecution.

 

But we needn’t have worried about that.

 

Recently, Sybrina Fulton, the grieving mother of Trayvon Martin, wrote a letter to the grieving mother of Mike Brown, Leslie.

 

She wrote:

 

"Further complicating this tragedy is the fact that the killer of your son is alive, known and currently free…your circle will necessarily close tighter because, the trust you once, if ever, had in ‘the system’ and its agents is forever changed…but with those changes come new challenges and opportunities. You will experience a swell of support from all corners of the world….if they refuse to hear us, we will make them feel us…we will no longer be ignored."

 

Mother to mother.

 

Son to son.

 

Injustice to injustice.

 

“Black Lives Matter”?

 

Not yet they don’t.

 

--©’15maj