(Black America It’s Time To Wake Up Or Be Left In The Dark)

The officer who handcuffed and arrested Ms. Barbara Dawson, the woman who died in front of Calhoun Liberty Hospital in Florida, has been cleared of all charges. In contrast, this past Saturday a 4-year-old boy fell into the gorilla habitat at the Cincinnati Zoo. A gut-wrenching decision was made by the zoo to shoot and kill the gorilla to protect the boy and rescue him from the habitat. The fallout over the incident has taken a decidedly racist turn as the public has now discovered that the boy and his parents are black. Race and racism are obviously deeply entrenched in this society and stories like this should include our voice or viewpoint to fight against media stream opinion.

Animal rights activists continued to protest Monday over the death of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo who was fatally shot so authorities could rescue a child who had fallen into the animal’s enclosure. A change.org petition called for the parents of the 3-year-old boy to be held responsible for the death of Harambe, a 17-year-old male Western lowland silverback gorilla.

The petition had garnered more than 138,000 signatures by Monday afternoon. Cincinnati police, however, said they had no intention of charging the family because they don’t believe a crime was committed. Meanwhile, mourners attended a vigil for the ape, and the hashtag #JusticeForHarambe trended on Facebook.

This family have the same right for their son to be saved just like any other family. They experienced the same type of accident that affluent white families experience for decades, but instead of being shown mercy or compassion, they are enduring unthinkable attacks on their character.

Florida Cop Cleared In Death Of Black Woman Who Was Kicked Out Of Hospital

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/outrage-grows-after-gorilla-harambe-shot-dead-cincinnati-zoo-save-n582706

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