this particular update goes out to Jake- if you’re listening, this is everything I ever wanted to say last year..!
Thankyou SO much for your support and for reading if you fo. This is the second to last update- so in this case I ask that you reblog and support as much as you can (if you want) -thank you for everything :) xxxx
The kind of comics I love the most is when there’s a great sense of psychology involved. There were so many moments in The summer of Blake Sinclair that you could relate to and understand, and the most fun was to analyze them. You could interpret the actions in so many different ways, and never be sure you had nailed it, but that was the joy in it. I love speculating why people behave in certain ways, and what it is that drives them to do it. Sarah aka 30knight wrote and illustrated all this in such a beautiful, compelling, and emotional way, that I would recommend anyone to delve into this wonderful story. I can assure you that you will definitely not regret it. Thank you Sarah for making time to write and draw this story. It has always been a great pleasure to read each update. And I will honestly miss those times.
Mike Brown, completely sober, went into a convenience store in his own neighborhood to steal a box of Swishers for no reason whatsoever. He then ran three quarters of a mile in six minutes in flip-flops without being out of breath. Along the way, he changed clothes, then ditched his hat and…
This is the incident report that the Ferguson police just produce. Now if you don’t know, this morning they FINALLY named the killer of Michael Brown as Darren Wilson. Along with naming Darren as the killer, the Ferguson police are now trying to link Michael Brown with a robbery that happened supposedly MOMENTS before.
Michael was killed at 12:01 and this robbery was at 11:54.
There are so many questions.
We’ve seen the surveillance photos they’ve produced that shows someone who looks like Michael being aggressive with a store owner over an apparent box of swishers. (If you don’t know, Swishers are cigar papers you can pick up for like…2 for .50.
They are saying that Officer Darren Wilson was responding to that robbery.
They are calling it an STRONG ARMED ROBBERY
A strong armed robbery is using, involving, or threatening the use of physical force or violence to gain an objective:
Okay, got that bullshit out of the way
The dispatch tapes that were released mention NOTHING ABOUT A ROBBERY.
NOT ONE WORD
THE ONLY THING MENTIONED WAS A SHOOTING AND REQUEST FOR CROWD CONTROL.
So how did Officer Wilson FIND OUT about the robbery?
They’ve now listed Dorian Johnson (THE ONLY OTHER EYEWITNESS WHO WAS THERE) as the second accomplice to the robbery.
The same Dorian Johnson who has been trying (in vain) to talk with the Ferguson Police Department about Michael’s Death since LAST SATURDAY.
So this man who is this SECOND SUSPECT IN A ROBBERY CASE IS PLEADING WITH YOU AND IS ALL OVER NATIONAL NEWS AND YOU ARE REFUSING TO SEE HIM. BUT HE’S A SUSPECT IN A ROBBERY. OKAY
When Officer Wilson sees both Michael and Dorian his initial reaction was "GET THE FUCK ON THE SIDEWALK."
Not any kind of reaction dealing with them being robbery suspects.
From some of the pictures (I’m not going to post them due to the family’s wishes) if you compare the footage from the store and the footage from Michael’s death, he’s swapped from Nike sandals to Sneakers. This red hat cannot be found (this is speculation).
If the reason Office Wilson approached them was because they were suspects in an robbery WHY DIDN’T HE CALL IT IN? WHY DIDN’T HE FOLLOW PROCEDURE? WHY WOULD HE ROLL UP ON ROBBERY SUSPECTS IN HIS VEHICLE? WHY DID IT TAKE 6 DAYS FOR THIS TO BE ANNOUNCED?
I implore you. IMPLORE YOU to take a look into the presented facts of the case. This is just an incident report, we do not have access to the investigative report. There has been no reports presented of Michael’s autopsy and this report is contradictory of the second eye witnesses report.
None of this makes sense.
They are putting Michael on trial to dehumanize him, villify him, to make him less human to justify his murder.
And at the end of the day, LET’S JUST SAY MICHAEL DID DO THIS…is petty theft (it was like 5 swisher sweets they say. That’s a two dollars and fifty cents) IS HIS MURDER, HIS EXECUTION, THIS UNARMED SURRENDING TEENAGE BOY, justified by this?
This is murder. Don’t let them put Michael on trial for HIS DEATH.
I’m afraid to raise sons in this world.
Black men who will be profiled and targeted from my womb,
young black boys walking anywhere full of pride or anything signifying life who might be used for target practice and filling up tombs.
It’s scary to think they might lose the sparkle in their eyes leaving a corner store, leaving for college, or shaking hands with the corner boy.
Giving birth to a black boy has become the prelude to planning a candlelight vigil and funeral.
I’m mourning for my boys!
Boys they’ll label men alongside pictures of deuces up and Halloween costume grills instead of boys running around backyards or in caps and gowns or just working hard to pay their bills.
Can I tell you how it pains me to think of all the black mothers who everyday breathe a sigh of relief that their boys just made it to eighteen?
Escaping the school the prison pipeline systematically designed to brainwash their malleable minds then mass incarcerate them and steal their lives?
It’s driving me crazy the way they Mike Brown, Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin, Emmet Till our babies.
Making public spectacles out of our boys to scare our communities…disregarding black life by spilling our blood in the streets.
Young boys don’t bleed any different than me or you, but they know if they bleed them out before they become men they won’t have a chance to father more sons that have to be killed off too.
My boys…black boys with Skittles and Arizona tea in Sanford or New Orleans or D.C. or Chicago or Memphis or Detroit just trying to survive in a world not tailored to their destiny,
and even when they’re unarmed with their hands up news media still calls them them the enemy.
But I’ll march today, tweet tomorrow, and shout until I don’t have to fear for my sons.
Because I’d rather not have them at all than to bring them into this world staring down the barrels of police guns.