Friday, May 22, 2015

Marcus Bales- A Poem

Thin Blue Lie

In Carolina's coastal plain
are black men by the hundreds, slain
unjustly by white cops who've cried
each murder can be justified
because armed white cops live in fear
of unarmed black civilians here.
The bad cops kill, and we can't trust
the good cops not to be unjust
and join the cover-up campaign.
But, as that video makes plain,
of black men who've unjustly died
and afterwards the cops have lied,
none died -- hanged, choked, stabbed, clubbed, or shot --
unjustly as did Walter Scott.

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