"Every case of police brutality against a Negro follows the same pattern. They put their club upside your head, and then accuse you of attacking them."

Malcolm X, 1963
"They attack you, bust you all upside your mouth, and then take you to court and charge you with assault.

What kind of democracy is that?

What kind of freedom is that?

What kind of social or political system is it, when a Black man has no voice in court?"
"You have nothing on your side other than what the white man chooses to give him."

"They attack the victim, and then the criminal who attacked the victim accuses the victim of attacking him."
"This is American justice.

This is American democracy.

And those of you who are familiar with it, know that in America democracy is hypocrisy."
"Now if I'm wrong, put me in jail.

But if you can't prove [American] democracy is not hypocrisy, then don't put your hands on me."

Malcolm X 1963
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