“Just Follow Orders and You Won’t Be Killed” is Not a Feature of a Free Society

You will be killed if you don’t hear the instructions (John T. Williams).

Image: Frank Ordonez in his UPS uniform and truck. Text: "His name was Frank Ordonez."

You will be killed because the truck you drive was hijacked (Frank Ordonez).

You will be killed for trying to stop a mass shooting (Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr.).

Her name was Justine Damond

You will be killed with your hands up in the air (Adam Toledo, age 13).

You will be killed trying to stop a rape in your alley (Justine Ruszczyk Damond).

You will be killed with no instructions (Ma’Khia Bryant, age 16).

You will be killed for answering the door (Ryan Whitaker).

Meme: Image: split screen images of Ryan Whitaker, on the left he is in front of a baseball diamond, on the right is from police bodycam footage, he is shirtless and in shorts and has a flashlight shining in his eyes. Text: Hi, my name is Ryan Whitaker. I was playing video games with my girlfriend when I heard banging on my door. I opened the door with a gun in my hand for protection and was ambushed by police. I was shot in the back twice and killed by the officers as I attempted to put my gun down. Despite being innocent and my murder being caught on video no one has been charged for my death. Is this justice?

You will be killed sleeping on the couch (Aiyana Stanley-Jones, age 7).

Image of Aiyana Stanley-Jones (July 20, 2002 - May 16, 2010). The child was asleep on the couch with her grandmother when the police (who also happened to be filming a reality show) barged through their door, killing the small child before realizing they were not in the right home. The suspect they were looking for lived upstairs. 
Image of Joseph Weekly in police uniform: Joseph Weekly was dismissed of all charges. This is why we have to remind America that "Black Lives Matter."
Gone but not forgotten.

You will be killed sitting on the couch in your own apartment, watching TV (Botham Jean).

You will be killed sleeping in your bed on a wellness check called in by your ex-colleagues, of whom you had issues in the past (Sandy Guardiola).

Image: Breonna Taylor in her EMT uniform at graduation. Text: "Her name was Breonna Taylor."

You will be killed sleeping in your bed during a no-knock warrant (Duncan Lemp, Breonna Taylor).

Image: Duncan Lemp in a science lab. Text: "His name was Duncan Lemp."
Image of Philando Castile in his work uniform. Text: "His name was Philando Castile."

You will be killed sitting in your bed (Renee Davis).

You will be killed reaching for your wallet (Philando Castile).

You will be killed reaching for your phone (Stephon Clark).

Image of Atatiana Jefferson. Text: "Her name was Atatiana Jefferson."

You will be killed while on the phone with 911 (Isaiah Brown).

You will be killed on a “wellness check” called in by an ex-boyfriend from across the country (Chantel Moore).

You will be killed while you stay up late playing video games with your kid nephew (Atatiana Jefferson).

Image: Daniel Shaver with his hands in the air, on his knees in a hotel hallway with a Mesa Police Officer Philip Brailsford pointing a long gun at him, as his sergeant barked orders at Shaver. There were at least four other officers in the hallway at the time. Text: "His name was Daniel Shaver."
Daniel Shaver with his hands in the air, on his knees in a hotel hallway with a Mesa Police Officer Philip Brailsford pointing a long gun at him, as his sergeant barked orders at Shaver. There were at least four other officers in the hallway at the time.

You will be killed reaching for your shorts as they fall down because half a dozen cops are making you crawl on your belly towards them in a hotel hallway (even though they could have safely & easily handcuffed him – Daniel Shaver).

You will be killed for picking up cigarette butts people have tossed in a parking lot (Kelly Thomas).

Image of Eric Garner, text: "His name was Eric Garner."

You will be killed for selling loose cigarettes (Eric Garner).

You will be killed for holding a pen (Tommy Le).

You will be killed as you carry your one-year-old baby in your arms (Shaun Fuhr).

You will be killed…if you are black (Alton Sterling, LeRoy Brown, Jr.),

Indigenous (Stonechild “Stoney” Chiefstick),

homeless or appear homeless (Robert Douglas Delgado),

poor (Stacey and Christopher Stout),

Meme: image of Stacey and Christopher Stout holding their infant girl. Text: "Their names were Stacey and Christopher Stout."

Samoan/Pacific Islander (Isaiah Obet, Jesse Sarey),

Asian (Christian Hall, Angelo Quinto),

Latino (Antonio Zambrano-Montes, Miguel Espinal),

mentally ill (Nathaniel Pickett, Roy Nelson),

mentally handicapped (Otto Zehm),

autistic (Elijah McClain)…

Image: Elijah McClain and his last words before being killed by police.

basically if you make the mistake of breathing wrong they’ll kill you for it.

Image: black and white stickers that say "DON'T CALL THE COPS" in block text. Text: "A new campaign, Don't call or rely on the cops, especially for welfare checks and/or to "check on things" as their main objective is to escalate situations to make arrests. They ARE no help. Their "call for service" isn't wanted. They risk others' lives for their own safety.

And on the other hand…

They give a juvenile who killed two and injured one and carries a semi-automatic handgun in the streets as a vigilante water (Kyle Rittenhouse). They’ll give a young man who gunned down nine black parishioners in cold blood Burger King (Dylann Roof). They’ll let a man threaten a cop’s life and not kill him. They’ll let a man attack a cop and fight him and not kill him. They’ll let a man attack 15 cops and not kill him. They’ll leave alive man who threatened cops with a sawed-off shotgun. They won’t kill you if you almost run over a cop.

Meme: Images of six people killed by police, including Atatiana Jefferson and Botham Jean with the text "Police will shoot you in your own home" "and blame you for owning a gun" "and blame you for applying your rights" "and blame you for smoking cannabis" "and blame it on a prank caller" "and blame you for being 'illegal'" "and blame you for holding a Wiimote." The bottom image is of comedian Dave Chapelle with the text "if this is the 'service' these motherfuckers are offering, I think I'd be safer calling a crackhead."

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