It was 24 April 2020 when police received an anonymous 9-1-1 call about a suspected parked vehicle having inside an armed black man and a woman. It was around after 06:00 pm.
Few police cars arrived to the parking and officers with guns ready asked to Mike to get out from the car hands on. Mike was Hispanic 42 years old man. He scared get out from the car showing hands on. He showed to do not get any gun, he lift his t-shirt showing he was not hiding any gun under the clothes.
Mike was scared and it is reasonable and rationale to be scared during these days. He shaked his hands over his head asking to the police officers to pull down their guns because he was not armed.
Suddenly one officer shooted, Mike tried to get repair inside the car trying to run away. He was reached by other shooting killing him.
The Austin Police Department released this video two days after – the 25th July – Garret Foster (28 years old white man) was shot and killed by a white was assaulting (in a car and armed with a gun) some protesters were marching against police violence and brutality in Austin. Garret run to defense people fighting against systemic racism and he has been killed by this man.
These cases maybe will be processed not before the beginning of the next year, this is what the District Attorney Margaret Moore Office stated, leaving the potential prosecution to her successor.
Mike Ramos was Hispanic, brown, that’s enough for Austin police officers to go there in force and shoot to death a suspect brown man.
If you think racism, police brutality and racial inequality is due to the “trumpist” arrogance, if the violence against black and brown people is due to federal “trumpist” forces and federal police, then we must think about all these democratic cities, these democratic mayors (like Steve Adler, mayor of Austin) are governing their democratic police departments.
These mayors they are pretending to be alleys of the BLM and of the movement is fighting against the systemic racism. But the systemic racism is more than federal police squads beating protesters, shooting teargas and pepper spray (the same has been done by all Cities PDs). It is more than few “bad apples” inside a basket: this basket is so deep that all the apples are bad and the hole end can’t be seen.
While democratic mayors are flirting within the movement stating they will take care of the people against Trump’s authoritarian policing, the democratic police departments continue shooting and killing people which only guilty is to be non-white.
The democratic enlightenment, the same human thought that was born from and with the growth of the historic colonialism, can only put in danger with lying hope the unity of this incredible movement of black and colored people against systemic racism that is seeing also a strong genuine stand up and support – without contenting leadership – of exploited white youth.
HIS NAME IS MIKE RAMOS KILLED BY POLICE IN THE DEMOCRATIC CITY OF AUSTIN. HIS NAME IS GARRET FOSTER KILLED BY A WHITE DRENCHED OF “WHITE HELL”.
SAY THEIR NAMES