Unfortunately I am very suspicious and would like to say that once these three mothers have done duty, they will be under the bus if needed. But in any case, why are they up there.. from the Daily Beast.
Seven black women whose children have been killed by gun violence or in police custody took the stage at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night to endorse Hillary Clinton and the Black Lives Matter movement. The women, known as the Mothers of the Movement included Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother; Maria Hamilton, Dontré Hamilton’s mother; Lucia McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis; Lezley McSpadden, Michael Brown’s mother; Cleopatra Pendlton-Cowley, Hadiya Pendleton’s mother; and Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland.
Eric Garner.. died of a heart attack on the way to hospital. While the handling of this case was not ideal, the history of Eric warranted the action to arrest. And while the outcome was bad, the actual arrest followed all lawful procedures.
Trayvon Martin.. Enough linked and typed.. Give me a break!
Dontre Hamilton.. was schizophrenic and the events just preceding the encounter did add to the situation. All in all the closest to a bad police-(skill) display.
Jordan Davis.. was shot by a stupid asshole, who’s in prison for it.
Michael Brown.. tried to snatch a gun from a policeman while high and after a theft-assault event, didn’t listen to commands while a gun was pointed at him and attacked said policeman (presumably to attempt a gun grab again?). Give me a break!
Hadiya Pendelton.. was a victim of gang violence. The two youngsters of the gang were in and out of prison.. and hopefully are in for good now.
Sandra Bland.. was arrested and in holding cell because nobody came to pay the bond. She committed suicide.
None of these mothers deserve the loss, but none of them should have any voice in a movement, that aims to hype police violence (without facts). That the DNC invites such showboating is a sign how badly the divide and conquer mentality is needed and has permeated culture in the US.