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Please don't shoot. by Lecidre Please don't shoot. by Lecidre

Being black is not a crime.

The picture is inspired by the Ferguson shooting and this powerful song, Be Free by J. Cole.

On average, there are 96 cases of a white police officer killing a black person each year between 2006 and 2012. I know racism has always been a problem in the United States of America, but all the crazy things happening in Ferguson right now are so horrible and sickening. I can't believe some white people think it's okay to mistreat another human being just because of his different skin color.

If someone seems like a suspect, the police should follow the due process of law and let him be judged properly in a court. Shooting an unarmed person and trying to cover everything up by creating lies after lies is downright low and disgusting. And it's disheartening to see those peaceful protesters' effort being thwarted by the police and some gangsters.

Take care, people in Ferguson. Be safe.

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ForgottenMajesty Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What saddens me about this touching image is that this isn't what many people see. People have been lied to brainwashed by mainstream american media that black people are too pwerful and must be stopped. Darren Wilson, the pig that murdered Michael Brown said he was "like a demon."

A 18-year-old boy who begged for cops not to shoot him. A boy who didn't want to be in football, despite his size, because he didn't want to hurt anyone. A boy who was the oldest child in his family, who his own mom descibed "he loved animals, he loved people".

A boy who was lied about stealing cigars (that have mysteriously disappeared instead of being in police custody as evidence). A boy who had no marijuana in his system whatsoever. A boy who was shot in the back 6 times, who never once laid a hand on Darren Wilson. A boy shot while running (our law forbids police from killing runaway suspects), who told to his friend to run faster so he could get to safety, then gets killed and is left there for 4.5 hours, like roadkill.

Even if he was a thief, there is no reason to kill him. Shoot to wound, not to kill. Anyone who has handled guns knows not to ever put your finger on the trigger unless you intend to shoot something, and never pull the trigger until you are about to shoot.

The reason many of you don't know this? American news, media, even social sites take down the information pertaining to Ferguson and police brutality. People don't want to talk about it because our government is more likely to allow the killer of a DEFENSELESS man to walk free with a literal fortune and be treated more respectully than his victim, who is replaced by an empty chair, a picture of himself, and a grieving family at holiday dinner.

Does a child need to look like an angel, to be an angel, in order for a POLICE MAN to spare their lives?
Too many black people fear for their lives. Many are angry because of this, because they are getting killed off for the most insane of reasons, for holding a toy gun in an open-gun neighborhood (Tamir Rice), or for just holding a pack of cigarettes (Eric Garner). Some try to defend themselves from abusive husbands (Marissa Alexander), and get thrown into prison for 'assult'.
See this picture. Feel the boy's very real fear. For many of us, this is a poignant image that disappears to the back of our minds the moment we log off the computer because this isn't our reality. We never think about this, or about the society, the systems, or the people that have power and Influence to make being black a living nightmare.

Please, do not allow this to be a touching piece of art. Let this be a reminder. A wake-up call.

Taiwan. Thailand. Hong Kong. China. Mexico. Brazil. Palestine. France. Russia. And the US. These are some of many places that are be slatered with lies about the individual revolutions, uprisings, and protests.
Be smart. Get Information from people living in dangerous situations. Never trust the media that get paid by the ignorant, prejudiced, bigots that care nothing for their poor or oppressed people.

If tnere are any questions or concerns (or hate mail), please, do ask me or let me know. I am all for educating and informing the open-minded.

#staywoke #farfromover

These people just want to live in peace and safety. They're not asking for the world on a silver platter. They're asking, "please, don't shoot. Please don't kill me. I have a life to live, and I did nothing to hurt you or hinder the society that we both live in. Please. I am human, just like you. I just look different. But I want to live."

Rest in power, Michael Brown. May we never forget.
Lecidre Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, you just said everything I wanted to rant about the Ferguson shooting. Well said! :clap:

I can't say Darren Wilson is 100% evil in this case since no one can tell what had happened that day accurately and the witnesses were telling different versions of story, but the fact that the government and mainstream media tried to cover up and blame most responsibility on Michael Brown is plain disgusting. At least they should go through a thorough investigation before they made up the "This kid had robbed a store and was high on marijuana and he attacked the police officer viciously so it was totally okay to shoot him multiple times!" lie. I don't even live in the U.S. and the whole "official story" portrayed by the police and the mainstream media is just so weird and ridiculous.

And it's sad that so many people are crazy about the dystopia hype (such as The Hunger Games and the Divergent series) but they simply hold an indifferent attitude when such unfair thing happened to people in real world. If people are furious about the fictional characters' tragic fate, why don't they actually do something to help those people who're suffering from the unfair treatment in the same country/society they live in? The double standards always baffle me.

As to the toy gun case... well, it's downright ridiculous. I don't know why the police in the U.S. often shoot a suspect's head or main torso (which contains vital organs) first whenever they sense danger. Can't they shoot the arm or leg or somewhere else? I know it's not easy, but that's why a police officer has to undertake a proper training when it comes to using weapons. 

Hopefully no more shooting like this happens again in this world. It's not right to judge whether a person is aggressive or not by the said person's skin color. Not all the black people are bad and evil. Sadly, many people still think black people are prone to engage in all kinds of crimes. Those racists are really pathetic.
Fujin777 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's unfortunate of what happened down there, but I'm not taking a side until I have clear evidence of who's right.
Lecidre Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's good. The mixed opinions about the autopsy could be very confusing. It seems everyone is telling a different story. 

Hopefully such tragedy never happens again. 
Fujin777 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Same here and if things can't be settled which if the town falls into Anarchy which I hope it doesn't, then Martial Law will have to be unfortunately brought in.

My answer for the two sides asking me to pick a side:…
Lecidre Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, that reaction. One of the best scenes in that movie. :lol:

It seems things in Ferguson have quieted down a little bit these days. Or maybe people have stopped caring. The news channels are busy reporting other stuff now and the Ferguson incident is no longer the main focus. 
Fujin777 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So it seems.
ChocolateQuill Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student General Artist

The lack of Ferguson art on DA is appalling to me.

Thank you for making this. 
Lecidre Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment. :hug:

I guess most people show their concerns about the Ferguson shooting on other social media sites like twitter or tumblr. I've seen some pics on tumblr and they're pretty amazing.
ChocolateQuill Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student General Artist
That is a relief to hear...
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