Sunday, December 14, 2008
In Amerika, hardly anyone protests when teens get killed by the police, and compared to Greece, I reckon it happens a lot more often here. I mean take a look at Stolen Lives: Killed by Law Enforcement, there're lots of teens listed in there.
In the Detroit metro area--which is roughly comparable in population to the Athens metro where Grigoropoulos was killed--unarmed 13-year-old Charles Ledell Clay was killed by an off-duty cop in 1995. Then in 1997, Roy Hoskins, a 14-year-old kid was shot in the back, while standing still with arms raised, by Detroit Police Officer James Woods. Nobody did anything like what is happening Greece. Who even remembers these kids but their friends and families?
Greeks should be more like Amerikans and stop getting bent out of shape over one dead kid, right?
See also: "On the Greek Riots: Irregular updates on the situation in Greece, in English"
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