30 Mayıs 2020 Cumartesi

Full speech - Killer Mike on Atlanta protests press conference text and video

Killer Mike made a speech on Atlanta protests. Killer Mike addresses protesters mad about George Floyd's death after protests turn violent in Atlanta. Scroll for the video. This is all text:

Killer Mike: "I didn't want to come and i don't want to be here. I am son of an Atlanta City police officer. My cousin is an Atlanta City police officer. And i got a lot of love and respect for police officers down to the original eight police officers in Atlanta that even active becoming police had to dress in YMCA because white officers didn't want to get dressed with n...s. And here we are after eighty years later. I watched a white officer assassinate a black man. And i know that tore your heart out and i know it's crippling and i have nothing positive to say in this moment. Because i don't wanna be here. But i'm responsible to be here because it wasn't just Dr. King and people dressed nicely who marched and protest to progress this city in so many other cities. It was people like my grandmother, people like my aunts and uncles were members of SCLC and AACP and in particular Reverend James Orange, Mrs. Alex Johnson, and Reverend Love who just lost last year. So i'm duty bound to be here to simply say that it is your duty not to burn your own house down fow anger with an enemy, it is your duty to fortify your own house so that you may be a house of refuge in times of organization. And now is the time to plot plan strategize, organize and mobilize. It is time to beat up prosecutors you don't like it the voting booth. It is time to hold my Orile offices accountable. Chiefs and deputy chiefs Atlanta is not perfect. But a lot better than we ever were and lot better than cities are.

I'm mad as hell. I woke up wanting to see the world burn down yesterday because i'm tired of seeing black being died. He casually put his knee on a human beings neck for 9 minutes as he died like a zebra and the clutch of a lion's jaw and we watch it like murder p... over and over again. So that's why children are burning to the ground. The don't know what else to do. And it is responsibility of of us to make this betterright now. We don't want one officer charge, we want to see four officers prosecuted and sentenced.

We don't want to see Targets burning, we want to see the system that sets up for systemic rasicm, burnt to the ground. And as i sit here in Georgia, home of vice president of the Confederacy, white man said that law, fundamental law stated whites were naturally the superior race and the Confederacy was built on a cornerstone it's called a cornerstone speech look it up the cornerstone speech that blacks would always be subordinate that officer believed that speech because he killed that man like an animal.

In this city, officers have done horrendous things and they have been prosecuted. This city's cut different. In this city you can find over 50 restaurants owned by black women. I did'nt say minority and i did'nt say women od color. So after you burned down your own home what you have left but charred and ash.

CNN, i love CNN , love Cartoon Network. But i'd like to say CNN right now, karma's a mother. Stop feeding fear and anger every day. Stop making people feel so fearful, give them hope. I'm glad they only took down a sign and deface the building and they not killing a human being like that policeman did. I'm glad that only should destroy some brick and martyr and the didn't rip a father from a son, they did'nt rip a lot of son from a mother like the policeman did.

When a man yells for his mother, in duress pain and she's dead, he is essentially yelling 'Please God don't let it happen to me' and we watch that so my question for us on the other side of this camera is the after it barns will be left with charred or would we rise like a phoenix out of the ashes that Atlanta has always done. Well we use this as a moment to say that will not do what other cities done, in fact we would better than we've been. We got good enough to destroy cash bonds. You don't worry about going to jail for some petty we got smart enough to decriminalize m..... How smart are we gonna be in the next 15 or 20 years to keep us ahead of this curve so that much like the South Africa suffered apartheid you had Andy and other politicians that could make sure that Atlanta stay Coca-Cola we love you but if you don't pull out South Africa we gonna leave. We are not drink Coca-Cola anymore, Coca-Cola jump on their side and apartheid ended.

So we have an opportunity now because a man i don't have any good vice but what i can tell you is that if you sit in your homes tonight instead of burning your home to the ground, you have time to properly plot plan strategize and organize and mobilize in an effective way in two of the most effective ways is first taking your butt to the computer and making sure you fill out the census so that people know who you are and where you are, the next thing is making sure you excellent exercise your political bully power and going to local elections and beating up the politicians that you don't like.

You got a prosecutor sent your partner to jail, you know it it was bulls... put a new prosecutor in there. Now's your election to do it, you want a different senator that's more progressive that pokes ma... through now is the time to do that but it is not time to burn down your home. I love and i respect you, i hate i don't have more to say. I hate i can't fix it in a snap. I hate it Lana is not perfect for as good as we are. But we have to be better than this moment. We have to be better than burning our own homes. Because if we lose Atlanta what else we got. We lose an ability to plot to plan to strategize to orgazine and to properly mobilize.

I want you to go home. I want you talk to 10 of your friends, i want you guys to come up with a real solution, i would like for the Atlanta City Police Departmant to bring back the community Review Board one that Alex Johnson was formerly under chief Turner. We need a review board because we need to get ahead of it before now it's the dust and stupid s... We need to get ahead of it. That's my recommendation to my mayor in my chief. Let's a review but let's get ahead of it and let's give them power.

We don't need an officer that makes a mistake once, twice, three times and finally he kills a Boyle National TV and the next thing you know the country is burning down. We don't a need a dumba... president repeating what segregation is saying you start looting, we start shooting but the problem is some office is black and some people don't shoot back and that's not good for our community either.

I love and respect all, i hope that we find a way out of it because i don't have the answers but i do know we must plot, we must plan,, must strategize, organize and mobileze. Thank you"