Thursday, December 4, 2014

Race Justice or Rich Justice?

Eric Garner: Killed (not murder since it was unintentional?) for being too big to subdue and choked to death (accidentally) for trying to sell loose cigarettes without paying tax. A crime amounting to a few dollars. OJ Simpson: Acquitted of murder for premeditated double knife murder of his ex-spouse and her friend. Lost civil case and owed victim's families. Won his freedom using his money to beat the rap. A crime that was worth millions in costs and legal fees.
So my questions are: are all black people treated equally? Is race the real issue here? And shouldn't poor black people be just as upset at how rich black people are treated? Are rich people happy that the problem turns into race relations rather than rich versus poor? Are we doing anyone any favours by ignoring the justice inequality?