New York rapper Talib Kweli, grass-roots organizer & activist Rosa Clemente, and acclaimed poet Jessica Care Moore were among a group of people that were reportedly chased down by cops in the city last night.
Kweli wrote on Twitter:
Clemente wrote on Twitter:
Care Moore wrote on Facebook:
I know what it feels like to be #mikebrown I know what it feels like to be a 15 year old black girl or boy and very alone in this country, in our own neighborhood. I know what it feels like to feel like i might get shot for nothing. Rosa Clemente Talib Kweli #ferguson is a war zone. Is President Obama still at Martha’s Vineyard? Really?
So much tension was in the air…the people were peaceful..I’ve never experienced police terrorism so close up. . We weren’t allowed to stand still. Any small move and it was an excuse to attack the people. It’s planned. The rifles are out for no reason. When people began to leave the police began closing in. Everyone was running then they pulled out their guns and made us all lie down on the ground…when we ran with hands up they wld scream “I got one” like we were dogs…this is a PEACEFUL night in Ferguson. It’s difficult to articulate how we all feel. This is American terrorism. Our beautiful babies are out here…they need us. These cops are trigger happy. You can see their disdain for us. You can feel it….Its traumatic.. It’s sad..it’s 2014.