Things That Take Me Longer Than Betty Shelby’s Time in Custody
Betty Shelby is the officer who murdered Terence Crutcher. The “big scary Black man” was having car trouble as police showed up. He was unarmed, and not making sudden moves.
He complied with police but Darth Becky (word to Very Smart Brothas) ass Betty, in all her damsel in distress, unglory felt that her life was in danger. And she shot this father, husband, pastor, uncle, son down. She acted like he was King Kong, who would swoop through a window and kidnap her.
That man is dead, simply because he was Black and for white people like Betty, that is a crime punishable by death.
A couple of days ago, we were all surprised as she was indicted and charged with manslaughter. There was a warrant issued for her arrest. The fact that it was an exception to the already fucked up rule lets you know how fucked up this system of injustice is.
So, Darth Susan was officially arrested at 1:00 am on September 23. She got booked at 1:11 am. By 1:23am, she was out on bond.
13 minutes is all she spent in custody. For killing an innocent man. She wasn’t even assigned a cell. So she was just standing by their desk as they stamped her free, huh? Wow.
You know what has taken me longer than this poor excuse for a human spent in custody for her crime of ending a life?
Washing my hair
As you may know, I had locs that were to the middle of my back up until 6 months ago, when I cut them all the way off. It used to take me 15 minutes to wash my hair. Even now that I have really short hair, I gotta condition it so it’s nice and soft. It takes me more time than this racist asshat spent in jail for snuffing out a life.
Picking out shoes
I have a lot of choices. Any #alphet I wear can go with like 30 pairs of shoes I own so that’s a process.
Waiting for an UBER
Even though the app says it’s 5 minutes away, somehow I end up waiting 15 minutes for the lost ass driver to find my address. WHY DO YOU FOLLOW FAULTY GPS DIRECTIONS?
Going through security at the airport, even with my TSA pre-check
I didn’t even have to take off my shoes, but here I am spending 20 minutes in line. What type of shenanigans?
Deciding what to watch on NetFlix
I mean, yes I still need to see Luther but maybe I should finish season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt first. Or should I rewatch the latest season of House of Cards? So many decisions.
Going down one aisle in Target
Because I want everything they have but I know I don’t need any of it. Especially the beauty aisle. Do I need one more red lipstick?
Writing this blogpost
This post took me 40 minutes to complete. It took me three times as long as Betty Shelby spent in custody for murder.
Then you wanna add insult to injury? See that her bond was only $50,000. That means she only had to put up $5,000 to be released. FOR KILLING A HUMAN BEING. People have had higher bonds for protesting. And it was all arranged for the middle of the night. The shit that most people could never have the choice to do. Talk about peak bullshit.
How few fucks can they give about Black lives? Well, you can quantify it. You kill one of us, and you will walk free. When they do charge you, you can use money sitting in your checking account to walk out of jail. Wow.
And let’s be real. Betty isn’t going to see jail again. She is going to have these charges dismissed. Nothing must feel as good as white privilege does.
13 minutes. Wow.
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