the laughter i heard when they were trying to figure out who was going to recount what happened during Troy Davis’ murder was jarring - back to reality. cut through my emotions and i thought - they don’t care. they’re alive, and they don’t have to worry about lynching.
they don’t have to worry about lynching because they’re the ones who’ve been doing it since we were brought to this country.
[image: tweet from @fivefifths: “They laughed after he died. Well.”]
I caught that too, and kind of jumped. This was two spokespeople or reporters (didn’t catch their job titles) beginning the press conference, who weren’t sure if they were taking turns speaking or not, and so they kinda chuckled awkwardly. Not the time, place, or audience for that. The one of them who was telling what happened as the execution was going on explained it, ending with something like, “and then his pulse stopped”, and the dude fucking SHRUGGED. Like it was nothing. This was the FIRST REPORT to the news confirming that Troy had passed, and he shrugged at it on camera.
Seeing them at Sonisphere was pretty awesome and they sounded ridiculously heavy and so fucking loud. Couldn’t see them that much though, the tent was PACKED. I only managed to get in because a group of people in the queue in front of me rushed the security and ran in (which I joined).