Chicano Poet

Monday, June 13, 2005

Henry’s Elegy For Daniel Rocha

Julie Shroeder shot Daniel Rocha in the back,
she’s a cop, what do you expect?
In the war against drugs

sometimes you gotta snuff them out.
If they’re black or brown,
they’re always guilty until proven guilty.

After she pulled her gun, he tried to run,
he fell down, and she put a bullet in his back,
she felt her life was in danger from his flanks.

The kid was brown, after all, he was just brown.
The Police Review Board cleared her,
called it a very thorough investigation.

Anytime a cop shoots a Mexican, a black,
a handicapped person in Austin, Texas,
it’s always a justifiable murder.

1 Comments:

At 10:24 AM, Anonymous hispanic female/southside austin said...

Again with the racial thing. If Rocha had complied with the law, he would be alive today!

 

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