Jan. 25, 2019

Anton Black (September 15, 2018)

I just finished watching the  in the life of Anton Black. What a horrible, tragic incident that occurred in a small town of Greensboro, Maryland on September 15, 2018, when a 19-year-old black man, Anton Black was killed on the front stairs of his mother's trailer home by Caroline County police. The fact that this killing occurred on the 55th anniversary of the bombing and killing of 4 little black girls in Birmingham, Alabama doesn't get the notice it deserves. You see Anton Black was killed by a battery of law enforcement officers clearly in sight of his mother, Jenelle Black, who was forced to witness the police of Greensboro, Maryland attempting to detain, and retain Anton Black for suspicious of child endangerment/kidnapping of a 12-year-old boy. We now know of course that this was no crime at all. The only crime that was committed in Greensboro, Maryland on this day was the murder by the police of Anton Black.
 
The most noticeable feature of this police cam video was the abundance of whites who participated in laying their brand of Maryland Eastern Shore justice on the body of Anton Black. Are there any law enforcement officers of color serving on the Eastern Shore of Maryland? I saw a white guy on a motorcycle attempted to rain citizen justice down on Anton Black. The question I ask myself is if Anton Black was white and that motorcycle rider was black. Who would've suffered the rain of injustice from the Greensboro, Maryland police? The Caroline County Prosecutor, Joseph Riley announced that no grand jury proceedings would be called against any of the law enforcement officers who participated in Anton Black's gruesome demise. Just another dead black caught in the web of this continuing neverending circle of black injustice.
 
Since our black consciousness seems to only have about 15 minutes of elapsed time before we are engaged in watching superfluous things. Anton Black brief life has already been memorialized and his body sunk six feet below ground. Our black communities simply wait for the next Anton Black as our black communities simply waited for the next Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley because we know that there will be another image of murderous injustice in this country of a young black boy, black girl, black man, or black woman because that is what America seems to do best, seed injustice on its black citizens, whether they be young or old.