This story is personal to me because my friend knows Anthony Denson of Golden Gate, Florida. First, take a second to click this line and read the brief article detailing his interaction with the police. Notice the language they use. Now, if you’ve read it, what image do you have of this man? I already know. You think animal. Even though the story doesn’t logically make any sense, the scene is already set up before you get both sides. Let’s break it down a little though. First a member of the GANG TASKFORCE stopped him because of a seatbelt. Hmm, why is an officer on gang patrol pulling someone over for a seatbelt? Anyway, he says he doesn’t have his identification on him but the officer keeps insisting that he check the glovebox. Why? He says he doesn’t have it and its not his car that he’s driving. Then some kind of argument ensues with Anthony refusing to move. Now this is the part that really doesn’t make any sense. A man who refuses to move because he fears he’ll be shot, then gets out of the car and punches a police officer in the face. So, we’re to believe that in one instance he’s afraid and the next he’s Mike Tyson. Fine, a “struggle” occurs and he gets taken down and while he’s down he starts growling, shaking, and grinding his teeth? And to top it off….the media throws in their favorite label to put on black men in the public eye….GOOD OL BLACK LIVES MATTER. They really checked all the boxes with this story.
My point is this. EVEN IF, everything in this story is true, and that’s a huge IF….why would they run the story in this manner? You’ve (the media) essentially made this man guilty before both sides come out. If you live here and read this story you’re immediately thinking this man is either on drugs or a raving lunatic. This junk right here are why so many black men are encouraged to take a plea deal instead of going to trial. This story makes no logical sense but if I were in his shoes, I’d be terrified to have a jury trial. The portrayal of black people, especially black men, in the media has had a globally devastating effect and it continues daily. Like I wrote before, white folks always get benefit of the doubt even when they commit mass murder (he was disturbed, had a terrible upbringing, trouble at home). It’s so f*ed up that the media is completely on the same page when it comes to painting and sending out a narrative on people of color. Oh, and quit throwing BLACK LIVES MATTER in every story you run! Man this junk really burns me up.
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