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Free De'Andre Johnson

We have been here before

I look at this video and I see racism.

It looks like the so called "victim" simply lost a fight and now she wants to fall back into damsel in distress mode.

She is clearly the aggressor both physically and, from the looks of her rapid lip movement, also verbally.  She appears to be thoroughly intoxicated and unable to put any force behind her punches.  Her knee clearly went to his groin.  The video clearly shows that she was the aggressor.

So why is the black man the only one charged? 

To be clear, I am not saying that De'Andre made the right move here.  No one has the right to hit women.  But, at the same time and with the same legal repercussions, NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO HIT MEN.

Come on bruh, did you really have to turn her lights out.  I know intoxicated people can be quite annoying but really did it take all that?  Given a chance to relive this episode I'll bet you would make different choices. Unfortunately, you won't get that chance and this is no longer about just the two of you and your social skills in bars and nightclubs. 

We cannot have a society where white women get to cry "the black man did it" and even with video evidence to the contrary the black man goes to jail.  Just exactly how does the victim end up being charged and not the one who created the problem.

Now it looks like the power structure is piling on.  It appears that this young man was simply expendable and he will have to pay the price for previous alleged bad actors that were somewhat more valuable.

All these pundits trying to free us from the tyranny of the confederate flag need to expand their perspective to focus on some racism that might actually impact the freedom of black people today.

Put your hands where my eyes can see