Baton Rouge … the year is 2016By
Remember when In the year 2016… would have introduced filmgoers to a dystopian future? Welcome to it.
Following the Alton Sterling shooting last week, some truly iconic images are coming out of the Baton Rouge protests you need to see.
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) July 10, 2016
No, no, no. Those “policemen” are not dressed for war. That’s “modern sporting armor.” Or are they filming a Judge Dredd sequel in Baton Rouge? Where are the Lawmaster motorcycles? Are those Lawgiver pistols in those holsters? The single image above says everything about the lunacy behind turning your friendly, neighborhood, beat cop into a Stallone clone. Judge. Jury. Executioner. Isn’t that how we got here in the first place?
Prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson is arrested (below) for obstruction of a highway. The eyes have it.
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) July 10, 2016
And finally, this emotionally charged video clip.
Baton Rouge is not having it…wow? pic.twitter.com/U1KcC6tIn8
— logizzle (@iRUNx_LA) July 10, 2016
Over 100 protesters were arrested late Saturday and early Sunday.
(Cross-posted from Hullabaloo.)