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RasheedM

9December2014
Wiley

Lifehasntchangedmuchforblackpeoplefromthe1950s.TheBlackPantherswereagroup
ofblackpeoplewhofoughtforblackpowerandtherearethingsfromtheirWhatWeWant
listthatarestillneededtoday.TheendoftherobberybythewhitemanofourBlack
Communityisstillnecessarytoday.Animmediateendtopolicebrutalityandmurderofblack
peoplehastotop.Wewantallblackpeople,whenbroughttotrial,tobetriedbyajuryoftheir
peers.BasedontheWhatWeWantlistcreatedbytheBlackPantherPartyarestill
necessarytodaybecauseweneedandendtotherobberyoftheblackpeoplebythewhite
man,endtopolicebrutality,andbeingtriedbyajuryofyourpeers.

TheendoftherobberybythewhitemanofourBlackCommunityisstillnecessarytoday
becausewewantourownstoresinourcommunities.Blackpeopledontownanystoresin
theirowncommunities,makinguspaymoremoneythanitwouldactuallycost.Although
somepeoplewouldsayblackpeoplewillstealsotheyshouldntworkintheirown
communities,thisisntalwaysthecasebecauseworkingblackmenhelpedandcreatedthe
growthoftheBlackCommunity.Blackpeopleareemployedbywhitemenwhopayother
whiteemployersmorethantheminorities.BlackCommunitiesaregettingrobbedbythewhite
man.

Animmediateendtopolicebrutalityandmurderofblackpeoplebecausepolicearestillkilling
peopleforbeingblack.PolicemurderedMikeBrownforliterallynoreasonandpoliceofficers
harassblackpeopleandabusethemfornoreason.TrayvonMartinwasfollowedandshot
downbyGeorgeZimmermanbecausehesaidhefeltthreatened.OscarGrantwasshotinthe
backbypoliceofficersandhedidnothingwrong.RodneyKingwasstoppedandhorribly
beatenbypoliceofficers.Blackpeoplebeingkilledisnothingnewanditnowherenear
ending.

Wewantallblackpeople,whenbroughttotrial,tobetriedbyajuryoftheirpeergroup
becausetheyarenevertriedbytheirpeers.Ayoungblackmanfrotheinnercityisnotpeers
withanelderlywhiteladyfromthesuburbs,itsnotafairtrial.Peoplewillsayeverycitizenisa
peer,butthiisnottruebecausewedontgothroughthesameeverydaystruggles.Weare
triedbywhitejurors,awhitejudge,andplentyofwhitelawyersandDAs.Soourtrialisntfair
themomentwearechargewiththecharges.Manypeoplewillalwayssaythateveryonehas
afairtrialbutthisnottrue.

Weasblackpeopleneedtostepupandtakeactionagainstthewhitemanwhoarestill
robbingusandtakingourlives.Whitepeopleareplottingonourlives.Theyhavebeensetting
ustokillusforyearsandthisisnothingnew.Youshouldstepupandtakeactionagainstthe
whiteman.