Before the judge excused the police who hailed bullets in Queens, Rev. Sharpton said:
"The only violence came from the detectives that night. How dare you ask about the violence? Ask the detectives."
One reason given for the apparent "acceptance" of this verdict is that most of the killing/wounding was done by black police.
The problem is not with their blackness but their "copness".
As in the Rodney King matter, the evidence of their inhumanity is so blatant that to have had this mockery of a "trial" speaks clearly to our madness in all of this: they fired dozens of shots at unarmed men on the flimsiest of pretexts just because they could. And were put into a position of that kind of life/death choice by a horribly corrupt system of policing.
Shame on us all for this.