While I was checking Facebook a few minutes ago, I just saw a link to this article and video — “Utah police shot and killed a man within seconds of storming his parents’ home.” I’m not going to summarize the article or what happened; go to the article for that. I honestly don’t know what to say.
On so many levels, there is so much wrong with this. I don’t even know where to begin. This is just wrong, to the point that I can’t actually form coherent, relevant sentences. I’m aware this post lacks analysis. It lacks a story. It lacks articulation of anything, really.
Go read the article. That’s why I’m posting this, despite everything it lacks. What happened to this person, Todd Blair, is such a clear example of what’s wrong with this whole system — the police, the criminal legal system, the prison industrial complex.
As my friend who posted the link said, “abolition now.”