The murderer of Terence Crutcher walks free and is the continuation of a trend in America that is no longer being ignored by many in the masses. While some look to justify all cases of state murder, the apologist mentality is getting weaker. It's getting harder and harder for folks to play the role of state violence denier. Until changes begin happening politically however, this trend will continue.
His name was Jordan Edwards and on Saturday he was killed for no reason at all. Acts of unprovoked state-sponsored violence haven't stopped, they simply aren't being reported as often. State violence, in general, is low-key approved of in America. The police state isn't new, online media has simply shed light on a problem that dates back to the pre-Civil Rights era really.
The Chicago DOJ report has finally been released and much of what's in it is recognizable to those who follow these types of stories on a daily basis. What's clear is that the violation of Black people's constitutional rights is a common thing in America.
Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) has been used by science fiction writers for decades as tools to fictionalize a dystopian future. A future controlled by sentient machines and androids. However outside of the fear of human level A.I., there appears an opportunity. A very radical opportunity to turn the criminal justice system on its head - and it could very well be a reality in our lifetimes.
'13th' is a documentary that exposes the 13 amendment as actually continuing slavery instead of ending it as most people have learned. Only it's continued slavery through the American prison complex. It can be viewed on Netflix and may be the most eye-opening documentary you see this year.