January 6, 2016


The Game Doubts Bill Cosby Charges, Contrasts with Police Murder Trials

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On Dec. 30, Bill Cosby turned himself in (and was arraigned after posting a $1 million bail) over an arrest warrant stemming from sexual assault charges. Over the years, and especially recently, roughly 60 women have made similar accusations against Cosby. The 78-year-old comedian and sitcom star thanked his "friends and fans" a day after the arrest.

And it looks like L.A. rapper the Game might be one of them. Check out the caption from his Tuesday Instagram post, which brings the Cosby allegations into contrast with police officers continually not being charged after killing black men and women:

"I think it's crazy that Bill Cosby has a mugshot for alleged assaults 11 years ago with no physical evidence or proof besides these womens accounts of what he did to them an entire decade later.... But Darren Wilson, who killed Mike Brown on camera, is FREE. George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin, is FREE. Timothy Loehman, who killed Tamir Rice seconds after arriving on the scene.. on camera, is FREE. Officers who shot Keith Childress 19 times for holding a cellphone they thought was a gun, are FREE. Officers who arrested Sandra Bland & detained her until her mysterious death, are FREE. All of the officers who shot 50 rounds into Sean Bell's car, on his wedding day, killing him, are FREE ! I could go on all day, but you get the point... & again, y'all put Dr. Huxtable in jail off of word of mouth. I'm not here to say these women are liars or not because RAPE is a huge deal & I don't wish that on any woman of any color... But whether or not he actually did anything, we won't know because of the lack of evidence or proof & the duration from the point of the alleged assault to now.... Why did it take these women over 10 years to bring this to the light ? & while we out here laughing & making memes of a 70+ year old man who practically raised us all on tv as children....in other news.... The people we pay taxes to keep employed are still taking the lives of men, women & even children, ON VIDEO, are out here enjoying the New Year FREE & I don't see no memes of that shit.... & who am I except a man with an opinion....... So I'm not here to ask anyone to do anything other than pay attention & govern yourself accordingly - The Game#BlackLivesSplatter@black_lives_splatter"

The image is simply the word "Black," in black, on a white background. In the comments section, impassioned debates have begun between Game fans, rape survivors, Cosby doubters and Cosby supporters.

The current specific investigation against Cosby relates to an alleged incident in 2004 where he is said to have drugged and raped a Temple University employee, Andrea Constand, at his mansion. Last July, New York magazine published a multimedia package featuring firsthand stories from three dozen of Cosby's alleged victims.