If looking at those sorts of images make people who are not direct targets of racial violence uncomfortable, those of us with privilege should at the very least imagine how people who share the race of victims of lynching feel like having to live with that threat.
In that sense, it fits in perfectly with all the laws attempting to ban certain aspects of education or those that are aimed at silencing the trans community. It’s all being pushed by people who don’t want to make a better world for all of us, but would rather force the rest of us to live in their small, bigoted, hierarchical dystopia dream world.
Welcome to the Race to the Bottom Derby. Aaaaand they’re off! And it’s Florida, Florida ahead by a nose with an early lead, now Texas right behind makes a push, Idaho comes around the first turn swiftly and takes the lead, and picking up the pace it’s Arizona, Arizona at the halfway point with several more states still in contention!
Slightly off topic- but does anyone know of an app that automatically uploads video taken to the cloud? Maybe one that sends a notification to a trusted person when used? So they can copy or post immediately as appropriate
I was considering going to TX to view the 2024 solar eclipse, and incidentally visit Johnson Space Center. Ohio, also on the line of totality and where I actually have a place to stay, has a traditional ‘first part of April’ blizzard. The last couple of years are making me rethink any Texas visit soon.
Just to be clear. I’m not saying we should hide these images away and any offense the public takes to seeing this is irrelevant. I was really just thinking of his family and friends having to continuously see that image while the rest of the world becomes desensitized to it. I agree I could be totally wrong about this. It’s a complicated conversation to have in a comments thread.
So basically it doesn’t actually prohibit anything (which would be unconstitutional) but does provide a cover for police to exercise brutality because of an “honest misunderstanding” of the law? Which somehow is an acceptable answer for police but nobody else is allowed to plead ignorance?