By Dara Cooper
A wallet. A cell phone. A waistband. Skittles and iced tea. All have been the supposed cause of the murder of black bodies throughout this country, supposedly mistaken for guns. All have been the scapegoat for police and vigilantes justifying the illegitimate murders of innocent black men and women.
On March 21, 2012, off duty police officer, Dante Servin, most likely didn’t intend to shoot Rekia Boyd in the head, causing severe damage and eventually murdering her. His bullets were meant for Antonio Cross, who he alleged had a gun. Per usual, an independent report found that Antonio simply had a cell phone. Per usual, the review reportedly found no gun.