With another non-indictment of a police officer accused of killing an unarmed black man coming in today, rappers take to Twitter to air out their feelings on the verdict.
Following the recent decision of a grand jury in Ferguson not to indict police officer Darren Wilson after he killed unarmed teen Michael Brown, another verdict has been passed that's got many Americans' heads spinning. We now know that the officer who choked Eric Garner (another unarmed black man) to death this summer in Staten Island will also not face any consequences for his lethal actions (even though there's video of him in the act), and rightfully so, many rappers aren't happy.
Check out tweets from members of the hip-hop community below.
I guess seeing ain't believing... Good luck w/those cop body cameras! That ain't gonna mean jack!— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) December 3, 2014
i am deeply disappointed in the non-indictment of the police officer who killed Eric Garner. The Dept. of Justice must step in now.— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) December 3, 2014
So much for body cameras #EricGarner— Big Boi (@BigBoi) December 3, 2014
Word @chuckcreekmur now if the Feds don't pick this case up You know how you POTUS feels about our rights— Killer Mike (@KillerMikeGTO) December 3, 2014
This Eric Garner Verdict is disheartening— Smoke DZA (@smokedza) December 3, 2014
I feel for that man's family, its raining, they lost part of themselves & some nigger is somewhere saying "what about black on black crime"— eXqo Bumaye (@MRMFNeXquire) December 3, 2014
this isn't who we are supposed to be. we fucked up.— el-p (@therealelp) December 3, 2014
SAME DAY NYC COPS GET BODY CAMERAS AN NYC COP GETS AWAY WITH MURDERING AN UNARMED COMPLIANT CITIZEN W AN ILLEGAL CHOKEHOLD ON CAMERA— KOOL A.D. (@veeveeveeveevee) December 3, 2014
THE POLICE AND JUDICIAL SYSTEM ARE NOT MADE TO CATER TO YOUR YUNG BROKE BLACK ASS. EDUCATE YOURSELF AND GET WEALTHY, THIS IS NOTHING NEW.— Banco Populair (@SirMichaelRocks) December 3, 2014