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"당신은 더 이상 나의 주인이 아니야"

죽음은 흔히 삶을 불러낸다.

다른 생의 단절 앞에서 내 생의 의미를 돌아보게 되기 때문이다. 어떤 죽음은 분노를 불러낸다. 사람의 잘못이 초래한 불행한 죽음들이 그렇다. 또 어떤 죽음은 분노의 노래를 불러내기도 한다. 2인조 밴드 ‘더 라스트 인터내셔널(TLI)’의 노래 ‘마스터(Master, 주인)’도 그렇게 나왔다.

미국에서 경찰관의 무릎에 눌려 사망한 조지 플로이드. 그의 죽음은 휴화산처럼 속으로 끓던 인종 문제를 다시 거리로 불러냈다. 60년 전 마틴 루서 킹이 행진하던 그 거리다. 쉽게 해결되지 않는 문제임은 누구나 알았다. 불공평과 치욕의 문제라는 것도 누구나 알았다. 하지만 여전히 생사의 문제라는 것은 많은 사람은 잊었다.

그러는 동안 흑인들은 꾸준히 죽었다.
플로이드 앞에도,
그리고 플로이드 뒤에도.

경찰에 의해 살해당한 무장하지 않은 흑인들을 기록한 명단이 있다. 스크롤을 한참 내려야 끝난다. 불행히도 리스트는 계속될 것이다. 바뀌는 것이 없기 때문이다.

경찰에 의해 살해당한 비무장 흑인들 명단(1968-2020)

(출처: ‘RENÉE ATER‘)

 

  1. David McAtee, August 3, 1966 – June 1, 2020
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Shot: June 1, 2020, Louisville Metropolitan Police Officer

  2. George Perry Floyd, October 14, 1973 – May 25, 2020
    Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Knee on neck/Asphyxiated: May 25, 2020, Minneapolis Police Officer

  3. Dreasjon “Sean” Reed, 1999 – May 6, 2020
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Shot: May 6, 2020, Unidentified Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer

  4. Michael Brent Charles Ramos, January 1, 1978 – April 24, 2020
    Austin, Texas
    Shot: April 24, 2020, Austin Police Detectives

  5. Breonna Taylor, June 5, 1993 – March 13, 2020
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Shot: March 13, 2020, Louisville Metro Police Officers

  6. Manuel “Mannie” Elijah Ellis, August 28, 1986 – March 3, 2020
    Tacoma, Washington
    Physical restraint/Hypoxia: March 3, 2020, Tacoma Police Officers

  7. Atatiana Koquice Jefferson, November 28, 1990 – October 12, 2019
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Shot: October 12, 2019, Fort Worth Police Officer

  8. Emantic “EJ” Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., June 18, 1997 – November 22, 2018
    Hoover, Alabama
    Shot: November 22, 2018, Unidentified Hoover Police Officers

  9. Charles “Chop” Roundtree Jr., September 5, 2000 – October 17, 2018
    San Antonio, Texas
    Shot: October 17, 2018, San Antonio Police Officer

  10. Chinedu Okobi, February 13, 1982 – October 3, 2018
    Millbrae, California
    Tasered/Electrocuted: October 3, 2018, San Mateo County Sheriff Sergeant and Sheriff Deputies

  11. Botham Shem Jean, September 29, 1991 – September 6, 2018
    Dallas, Texas
    Shot: September 6, 2018, Dallas Police Officer

  12. Antwon Rose Jr., July 12, 2000 – June 19, 2018
    East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Shot: June 19, 2018, East Pittsburgh Police Officer

  13. Saheed Vassell, December 22, 1983 – April 4, 2018
    Brooklyn, New York City, New York
    Shot: April 4, 2018, Four Unnamed New York City Police Officers

  14. Stephon Alonzo Clark, August 10, 1995 – March 18, 2018
    Sacramento, California
    Shot: March 18, 2018, Sacramento Police Officers

  15. Aaron Bailey, 1972 – June 29, 2017
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Shot: June 29, 2017, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officers

  16. Charleena Chavon Lyles, April 24, 1987 – June 18, 2017
    Seattle, Washington
    Shot: June 18, 2017, Seattle Police Officers

  17. Fetus of Charleena Chavon Lyles (14-15 weeks), June 18, 2017
    Seattle, Washington
    Shot: June 18, 2017, Seattle Police Officers

  18. Jordan Edwards, October 25, 2001 – April 29, 2017
    Balch Springs, Texas
    Shot: April 29, 2017, Balch Springs Officer

  19. Chad Robertson, 1992 – February 15, 2017
    Chicago, Illinois
    Shot: February 8, 2017, Chicago Police Officer

  20. Deborah Danner, September 25, 1950 – October 18, 2016
    The Bronx, New York City, New York
    Shot: October 18, 2016, New York City Police Officers

  21. Alfred Olango, July 29, 1978 – September 27, 2016
    El Cajon, California
    Shot: September 27, 2016, El Cajon Police Officers

  22. Terence Crutcher, August 16, 1976 – September 16, 2016
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Shot: September 16, 2016, Tulsa Police Officer

  23. Terrence LeDell Sterling, July 31, 1985 – September 11, 2016
    Washington, DC
    Shot: September 11, 2016, Washington Metropolitan Police Officer

  24. Korryn Gaines, August 24, 1993 – August 1, 2016
    Randallstown, Maryland
    Shot: August 1, 2016, Baltimore County Police

  25. Joseph Curtis Mann, 1966 – July 11, 2016
    Sacramento, California
    Shot: July 11, 2016, Sacramento Police Officers

  26. Philando Castile, July 16, 1983 – July 6, 2016
    Falcon Heights, Minnesota
    Shot: July 6, 2016, St. Anthony Police Officer

  27. Alton Sterling, June 14, 1979 – July 5, 2016
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Shot: July 5, 2016, Baton Rouge Police Officers

  28. Bettie “Betty Boo” Jones, 1960 – December 26, 2015
    Chicago, Illinois
    Shot: December 26, 2015, Chicago Police Officer

  29. Quintonio LeGrier, April 29, 1996 – December 26, 2015
    Chicago, Illinois
    Shot: December 26, 2015, Chicago Police Officer

  30. Corey Lamar Jones, February 3, 1984 – October 18, 2015
    Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
    Shot: October 18, 2015, Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer

  31. Jamar O’Neal Clark, May 3, 1991 – November 16, 2015
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Shot: November 15, 2015, Minneapolis Police Officers

  32. Jeremy “Bam Bam” McDole, 1987 – September 23, 2015
    Wilmington, Delaware
    Shot: September 23, 2015, Wilmington Police Officers

  33. India Kager, June 9, 1988 – September 5, 2015
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Shot: September 5, 2015, Virginia Beach Police Officers

  34. Samuel Vincent DuBose, March 12, 1972 – July 19, 2015
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Shot: July 19, 2015, University of Cincinnati Police Officer

  35. Sandra Bland, February 7, 1987 – July 13, 2015
    Waller County, Texas
    Excessive Force/Wrongful Death/Suicide (?): July 10, 2015, Texas State Trooper

  36. Brendon K. Glenn, 1986 – May 5, 2015
    Venice, California
    Shot: May 5, 2015, Los Angeles Police Officer

  37. Freddie Carlos Gray Jr., August 16, 1989 – April 19, 2015
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Brute Force/Spinal Injuries: April 12, 2015, Baltimore City Police Officers

  38. Walter Lamar Scott, February 9, 1965 – April 4, 2015
    North Charleston, South Carolina
    Shot: April 4, 2015, North Charleston Police Officer

  39. Eric Courtney Harris, October 10, 1971 – April 2, 2015
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Shot: April 2, 2015, Tulsa County Reserve Deputy

  40. Phillip Gregory White, 1982 – March 31, 2015
    Vineland, New Jersey
    K-9 Mauling/Respiratory distress: March 31, 2015, Vineland Police Officers

  41. Mya Shawatza Hall, December 5, 1987 – March 30, 2015
    Fort Meade, Maryland
    Shot: March 30, 2015, National Security Agency Police Officers

  42. Meagan Hockaday, August 27, 1988 – March 28, 2015
    Oxnard, California
    Shot: March 28, 2015, Oxnard Police Officer

  43. Tony Terrell Robinson, Jr., October 18, 1995 – March 6, 2015
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Shot: March 6, 2015, Madison Police Officer

  44. Janisha Fonville, March 3, 1994 – February 18 2015
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Shot: February 18, 2015, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer

  45. Natasha McKenna, January 9, 1978 – February 8, 2015
    Fairfax County, Virginia
    Tasered/Cardiac Arrest: February 3, 2015, Fairfax County Sheriff Deputies

  46. Jerame C. Reid, June 8, 1978 – December 30, 2014
    Bridgeton, New Jersey
    Shot: December 30, 2014, Bridgeton Police Officer

  47. Rumain Brisbon, November 24, 1980 – December 2, 2014
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Shot: December 2, 2014, Phoenix Police Officer

  48. Tamir Rice, June 15, 2002 – November 22, 2014
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Shot: November 22, 2014, Cleveland Police Officer

  49. Akai Kareem Gurley, November 12, 1986 – November 20, 2014
    Brooklyn, New York City, New York
    Shot: November 20, 2014, New York City Police Officer

  50. Tanisha N. Anderson, January 22, 1977 – November 13, 2014
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Physically Restrained/Brute Force: November 13, 2014, Cleveland Police Officers

  51. Dante Parker, August 14, 1977 – August 12, 2014
    Victorville, California
    Tasered/Excessive Force: August 12, 2014, San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputies

  52. Ezell Ford, October 14, 1988 – August 11, 2014
    Florence, Los Angeles, California
    Shot: August 11, 2014, Los Angeles Police Officers

  53. Michael Brown Jr., May 20, 1996 – August 9, 2014
    Ferguson, Missouri
    Shot: August 9, 2014, Ferguson Police Officer

  54. John Crawford III, July 29, 1992 – August 5, 2014
    Beavercreek, Ohio
    Shot: August 5, 2014, Beavercreek Police Officer

  55. Eric Garner, September 15, 1970 – July 17, 2014
    Staten Island, New York
    Choke hold/Suffocated: July 17, 2014, New York City Police Officer

  56. Dontre Hamilton, January 20, 1983 – April 30, 2014
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Shot: April 30, 2014, Milwaukee Police Officer

  57. Victor White III, September 11, 1991 – March 3, 2014
    New Iberia, Louisiana
    Shot: March 2, 2014, Iberia Parish Sheriff Deputy

  58. Gabriella Monique Nevarez, November 25, 1991 – March 2, 2014
    Citrus Heights, California
    Shot: March 2, 2014, Citrus Heights Police Officers

  59. Yvette Smith, December 18, 1966 – February 16, 2014
    Bastrop County, Texas
    Shot: February 16, 2014, Bastrop County Sheriff Deputy

  60. McKenzie J. Cochran, August 25, 1988 – January 29, 2014
    Southfield, Michigan
    Pepper Sprayed/Compression Asphyxiation: January 28, 2014, Northland Mall Security Guards

  61. Jordan Baker, 1988 – January 16, 2014
    Houston, Texas
    Shot: January 16, 2014, Off-duty Houston Police Officer

  62. Andy Lopez, June 2, 2000 – October 22, 2013
    Santa Rosa, California
    Shot: October 22, 2013, Sonoma County Sheriff Deputy

  63. Miriam Iris Carey, August 12, 1979 – October 3, 2013
    Washington, DC
    Shot 26 times: October 3, 2013, U. S. Secret Service Officer

  64. Barrington “BJ” Williams, 1988 – September 17, 2013
    New York City, New York
    Neglect/Disdain/Asthma Attack: September 17, 2013, New York City Police Officers

  65. Jonathan Ferrell, October 11, 1989 – September 14, 2013
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Shot: September 14, 2013, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer

  66. Carlos Alcis, 1970 – August 15, 2013
    Brooklyn, New York City
    Heart Attack/Neglect: August 15, 2013, New York City Police Officers

  67. Larry Eugene Jackson Jr., November 29, 1980 – July 26, 2013
    Austin, Texas
    Shot: July 26, 2013, Austin Police Detective

  68. Kyam Livingston, July 29, 1975 – July 21, 2013
    New York City, New York
    Neglect/Ignored pleas for help: July 20-21, 2013, New York City Police Officers

  69. Clinton R. Allen, September 26, 1987 – March 10, 2013
    Dallas, Texas
    Tasered and Shot: March 10, 2013, Dallas Police Officer

  70. Kimani “KiKi” Gray, October 19, 1996 – March 9, 2013
    Brooklyn, New York City, New York
    Shot: March 9, 2013, New York Police Officers

  71. Kayla Moore, April 17, 1971 – February 13, 2013
    Berkeley, California
    Restrained face-down prone: February 12, 2013, Berkeley Police Officers

  72. Jamaal Moore Sr., 1989 – December 15, 2012
    Chicago, Illinois
    Shot: December 15, 2012, Chicago Police Officer

  73. Johnnie Kamahi Warren, February 26, 1968 – February 13, 2012
    Dothan, Alabama
    Tasered/Electrocuted: December 10, 2012, Houston County (AL) Sheriff Deputy

  74. Shelly Marie Frey, April 21, 1985 – December 6, 2012
    Houston, Texas
    Shot: December 6, 2012, Off-duty Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy

  75. Darnisha Diana Harris, December 11, 1996 – December 2, 2012
    Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
    Shot: December 2, 2012, Breaux Bridge Police Office

  76. Timothy Russell, December 9. 1968 – November 29, 2012
    Cleveland, Ohio
    137 Rounds/Shot 23 times: November 29, 2012, Cleveland Police Officers

  77. Malissa Williams, June 20, 1982 – November 29, 2012
    Cleveland, Ohio
    137 Rounds/Shot 24 times: November 29, 2012, Cleveland Police Officers

  78. Noel Palanco, November 28, 1989 – October 4, 2012
    Queens, New York City, New York
    Shot: October 4, 2012, New York City Police Officers

  79. Reynaldo Cuevas, January 6, 1992 – September 7, 2012
    Bronx, New York City, New York
    Shot: September 7, 2012, New York City Police Officer

  80. Chavis Carter, 1991 – July 28, 2012
    Jonesboro, Arkansas
    Shot: July 28, 2012, Jonesboro Police Officer

  81. Alesia Thomas, June 1, 1977 – July 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, California
    Brutal Force/Beaten: July 22, 2012, Los Angeles Police Officers

  82. Shantel Davis, May 26, 1989 – June 14, 2012
    New York City, New York
    Shot: June 14, 2012, New York City Police Officer

  83. Sharmel T. Edwards, October 10, 1962 – April 21, 2012
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Shot: April 21, 2012, Las Vegas Police Officers

  84. Tamon Robinson, December 21, 1985 – April 18, 2012
    Brooklyn, New York City, New York
    Run over by police car: April 12, 2012, New York City Police Officers

  85. Ervin Lee Jefferson, III, 1994 – March 24, 2012
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Shot: March 24, 2012, Shepperson Security & Escort Services Security Guards

  86. Kendrec McDade, May 5, 1992 – March 24, 2012
    Pasadena, California
    Shot: March 24, 2012, Pasadena Police Officers

  87. Rekia Boyd, November 5, 1989 – March 21, 2012
    Chicago, Illinois
    Shot: March 21, 2012, Off-duty Chicago Police Detective

  88. Shereese Francis, 1982 – March 15, 2012
    Queens, New York City, New York
    Suffocated to death: March 15, 2012, New York City Police Officers

  89. Jersey K. Green, June 17, 1974 – March 12, 2012
    Aurora, Illinois
    Tasered/Electrocuted: March 12, 2012, Aurora Police Officers

  90. Wendell James Allen, December 19, 1991 – March 7, 2012
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Shot: March 7, 2012, New Orleans Police Officer

  91. Nehemiah Lazar Dillard, July 29, 1982 – March 5, 2012
    Gainesville, Florida
    Tasered/Electrocuted: March 5, 2012, Alachua County Sheriff Deputies

  92. Dante’ Lamar Price, July 18, 1986 – March 1, 2012
    Dayton, Ohio
    Shot: March 1, 2012, Ranger Security Guards

  93. Raymond Luther Allen Jr., 1978 – February 29, 2012
    Galveston, Texas
    Tasered/Electrocuted: February 27, 2012, Galveston Police Officers

  94. Manual Levi Loggins Jr., February 22, 1980 – February 7, 2012
    San Clemente, Orange County, California
    Shot: February 7, 2012, Orange County Sheriff Deputy

  95. Ramarley Graham, April 12, 1993 – February 2, 2012
    The Bronx, New York City, New York
    Shot: February 2, 2012, New York City Police Officer

  96. Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., April 12, 1943 – November 19, 2011
    White Plains, New York
    Tasered/Electrocuted/Shot: November 19, 2011, White Plains Police Officers

  97. Alonzo Ashley, June 10, 1982 – July 18, 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Tasered/Electrocuted: July 18, 2011, Denver Police Officers

  98. Derek Williams, January 23, 1989 – July 6, 2011
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Blunt Force/Respiratory distress: July 6, 2011, Milwaukee Police Officers

  99. Raheim Brown, Jr., March 4, 1990 – January 22, 2011
    Oakland, California
    Shot: January 22, 2011, Oakland Unified School District Police

  100. Reginald Doucet, June 3, 1985 – January 14, 2011
    Los Angeles, California
    Shot: January 14, 2011, Los Angeles Police Officer

  101. Derrick Jones, September 30, 1973 – November 8, 2010
    Oakland, California
    Shot: November 8, 2010, Oakland Police Officers

  102. Danroy “DJ” Henry Jr., October 29, 1990 – October 17, 2010
    Pleasantville, New York
    Shot: October 17, 2020, Pleasantville Police Officer

  103. Aiyana Mo’Nay Stanley-Jones, July 20, 2002 – May 16, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    Shot: May 16, 2010, Detroit Police Officer

  104. Steven Eugene Washington, September 20, 1982 – March 20, 2010
    Los Angeles, California
    Shot: March 20, 2010, Los Angeles County Police

  105. Aaron Campbell, September 7, 1984 – January 29, 2010
    Portland, Oregon
    Shot: January 29, 2010, Portland Police Officer

  106. Kiwane Carrington, July 14, 1994 – October 9, 2009
    Champaign, Illinois
    Shot: October 9, 2019, Champaign Police Officer

  107. Victor Steen, November 11, 1991 – October 3, 2009
    Pensacola, Florida
    Tasered/Run over: October 3, 2009, Pensacola Police Officer

  108. Shem Walker, March 18, 1960 – July 11, 2009
    Brooklyn, New York
    Shot: July 11, 2009, New York City Undercover C-94 Police Officer

  109. Oscar Grant III, February 27, 1986 – January 1, 2009
    Oakland, California
    Shot: January 1, 2009, BART Police Officer

  110. Tarika Wilson, October 30, 1981 – January 4, 2008
    Lima, Ohio
    Shot January 4, 2008, Lima Police Officer

  111. DeAunta Terrel Farrow, September 7, 1994 – June 22, 2007
    West Memphis, Arkansas
    Shot: June 22, 2007, West Memphis (AR) Police Officer

  112. Sean Bell, May 23, 1983 – November 25, 2006
    Queens, New York City, New York
    Shot: November 25, 2006, New York City Police Officers

  113. Kathryn Johnston, June 26, 1914 – November 21, 2006
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Shot: November 21, 2006, Undercover Atlanta Police Officers

  114. Ronald Curtis Madison, March 1, 1965 – September 4, 2005
    Danziger Bridge, New Orleans, Louisiana
    Shot: September 4, 2005, New Orleans Police Officers

  115. James B. Brissette Jr., November 6, 1987 – September 4, 2005
    Danziger Bridge, New Orleans, Louisiana
    Shot: September 4, 2005, New Orleans Police Officers

  116. Henry “Ace” Glover, October 2, 1973 – September 2, 2005
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Shot: September 2, 2005, New Orleans Police Officers

  117. Timothy Stansbury, Jr., November 16, 1984 – January 24, 2004
    Brooklyn, New York City, New York
    Shot: January 24, 2004, New York City Police Officer

  118. Ousmane Zongo, 1960 – May 22, 2003
    New York City, New York
    Shot: May 22, 2003, New York City Police Officer

  119. Alberta Spruill, 1946 – May 16, 2003
    New York City, New York
    Stun grenade thrown into her apartment led to a heart attack: May 16, 2003, New York City Police Officer

  120. Kendra Sarie James, December 24, 1981 – May 5, 2003
    Portland, Oregon
    Shot: May 5, 2003, Portland Police Officer

  121. Orlando Barlow, December 29, 1974 – February 28, 2003
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Shot: February 28, 2003, Las Vegas Police Officer

  122. Timothy DeWayne Thomas Jr., July 25, 1981 – April 7, 2001
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Shot: April 7, 2001, Cincinnati Police Patrolman

  123. Ronald Beasley, 1964 – June 12, 2000
    Dellwood, Missouri
    Shot: June 12, 2000, Dellwood Police Officers

  124. Earl Murray, 1964 – June 12, 2000
    Dellwood, Missouri
    Shot: June 12, 2000, Dellwood Police Officers

  125. Patrick Moses Dorismond, February 28, 1974 – March 16, 2000
    New York City, New York
    Shot: March 16, 2000, New York City Police Officer

  126. Prince Carmen Jones Jr., March 30, 1975 – September 1, 2000
    Fairfax County, Virginia
    Shot: September 1, 2000, Prince George’s County Police Officer

  127. Malcolm Ferguson, October 31, 1976 – March 1, 2000
    The Bronx, New York City, New York
    Shot: March 1, 2000, New York City Police Officer

  128. LaTanya Haggerty, 1973 – June 4, 1999
    Chicago, Illinois
    Shot: June 4, 1999, Chicago Police Officer

  129. Margaret LaVerne Mitchell, 1945 – May 21, 1999
    Los Angeles, California
    Shot: May 21, 1999, Los Angeles Police Officer

  130. Amadou Diallo, September 2, 1975 – February 4, 1999
    The Bronx, New York City, New York
    Shot: February 4, 1999, New York City Police Officers

  131. Tyisha Shenee Miller, March 9, 1979 – December 28, 1998
    Riverside, California
    Shot: December 28, 1998, Riverside Police Officers

  132. Dannette “Strawberry” Daniels, January 25, 1966 – June 7, 1997
    Newark, New Jersey
    Shot: June 7, 1997, Newark Police Officer

  133. Frankie Ann Perkins, 1960 – March 22, 1997
    Chicago, Illinois
    Brutal Force/Strangled: March 22, 1997, Chicago Police Officers

  134. Nicholas Heyward Jr., August 26, 1981 – September 27, 1994
    Brooklyn, New York City, New York
    Shot: September 27, 1994, New York City Police Officer

  135. Mary Mitchell, 1950 – November 3, 1991
    The Bronx, New York City, New York
    Shot: November 3, 1991, New York City Police Officer

  136. Yvonne Smallwood, July 26, 1959 – December 9, 1987
    New York City, New York
    Severely beaten/Massive blood clot: December 3, New York City Police Officers

  137. Eleanor Bumpers, August 22, 1918 – October 29, 1984
    The Bronx, New York City, New York
    Shot: October 29, 1984, New York City Police Officer

  138. Michael Jerome Stewart, May 9, 1958 – September 28, 1983
    New York City, New York
    Brutal Force: September 15, 1983, New York City Transit Police

  139. Eula Mae Love, August 8, 1939 – January 3, 1979
    Los Angeles, California
    Shot: January 3, 1979, Los Angeles County Police Officers

  140. Arthur Miller Jr., 1943 – June 14, 1978
    Brooklyn, New York City, New York
    Chokehold/Strangled: June 14, 1978, New York City Police Officers

  141. Randolph Evans, April 5, 1961 – November 25, 1976
    Brooklyn, New York City, New York
    Shot in head: November 25, 1976, New York City Police Officer

  142. Barry Gene Evans, August 29, 1958 – February 10, 1976
    Los Angeles, California
    Shot: February 10, 1976, Los Angeles Police Officers

  143. Rita Lloyd, January 27, 1973
    New York City, New York
    Shot: January 27, 1973, New York City Police Officer

  144. Henry Dumas, July 20, 1934 – May 23, 1968
    Harlem, New York City, New York
    Shot: May 23, 1968, New York City Transit Police Officer

Chad Davis, "Georeg Floyd", CC BY SA https://flic.kr/p/2j7Gp9i

Chad Davis, “Georeg Floyd”, CC BY SA

그래서 사람들이 거리로 나온다. 바뀌지 않는 것을 바꾸려고 한다. 그리고 TLI는 노래를 만들고 부른다. 바뀌지 않는 것을 바꾸기 위해서다.

말하자면 조지 플로이드의 추모곡이다. 하지만 그 한 사람만을 위한 것은 아니다. 그보다는 선언에 가깝다. 이제 더 이상 참지 않겠다는. 이제 당신은 나의 주인이 아니라는.

 

 

‘마스터’ 

 

차라리 거짓말을 하고
아무 문제 없다고 생각하는 편이 더 쉬울까
아니면 내 마음 속에 있는 것을 외쳐야 할까

또다시 백주 대낮에 길 한가운데에서
마치 아무도 보지 않는 것처럼 벌어진 린치
밧줄도 필요없이 그저 무릎으로
아직도 그가 호소하는 말을 들을 수 있어
“숨을 못 쉬겠어”

8분 46초 동안의 고통, 400년 동안의 수치
이 모든 것은 당신의 잘못
더 이상 나의 이름으로 사람을 죽이지 말라

당신은 더 이상 나의 주인이 아니야
이미 벌어진 것으로도 충분해

당신은 더 이상 나의 주인이 아니야
이미 벌어진 것으로도 충분해

사람들은 올바른 선택을 했어
역사가 우리 편임을 알기 때문이지
우린 밤새 행진을 멈추지 않을 거야

무엇도 흐름을 바꿀 수 없어
이 학살에서 숨진
플로이드와 다른 희생자들의 복수를 하겠어
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당신이 총알을 넣고 우릴 겨냥해 총을 쏘는 동안 말이야

당신은 더 이상 나의 주인이 아니야
이미 벌어진 것으로도 충분해

당신은 더 이상 나의 주인이 아니야
이미 벌어진 것으로도 충분해

앞으로 나아가 자유를 되찾을 거야
당신이 나를 무너뜨리게는 하지 않을 거야

 

 

 

노래 마지막 장면에 가슴이 서늘해진다. 노래가 절규고, 선언이고, 투쟁이라면 이렇게 될 것이다.

TLI는 뉴욕에서 시작된 2인조 밴드다. 이지 파이레스는 기타, 딜라일라 파즈는 보컬이다. 노동자, 미국 원주민, 정치, 저항이 이들이 만들고 부르는 노래 주제다. 우리식으로 말하자면 민중가요다. 이름부터 ‘인터내셔널(Internationale)’이다. 19세기 결성되었던 사회주의 국제기구 1, 2차 인터내셔널1을 염두에 둔 것이리라.

창작물에는 저작권이 붙는다. 그래야 창작자도 먹고 산다. TLI는 위 노래 ‘마스터’로 돈 벌기는 포기했다. 돈보다 흑인 목숨이 더 중요하다고 생각했기 때문이다. 스스로 유튜브에 올린 노래 소개에는 공짜로 듣는 대신 노래값을 흑인 인권운동 단체에 기부하라고 호소한다.

vhines200, "Black Lives Matter protest, San Francisco", CC BY ND (2020년 6월 7일 촬영) https://flic.kr/p/2j9TbiV

vhines200, “Black Lives Matter protest, San Francisco”, CC BY ND (2020년 6월 7일 촬영)

그렇다고 구질구질한 가라지 밴드는 아니다. 미국 내외 락페에도 자주 등장하고 지금 유럽 투어도 열심히 다니고 있다.

한동헌은 김광석이 부른 ‘나의 노래’2에서 “나의 노래는 나의 힘, 나의 노래는 나의 삶”이라고 선언한다. TLI의 생각과 같다. 그들의 노래는 그들의 힘이고 삶이다. 그들이 지키고 대변하려고 하는 민중들의 힘이고 삶이기도 할 것이다.

“우리 노래는 당신을 불러일으키고 분노케 하고 힘을 주고 일깨우고 당신도 모르는 채 가지고 있는 편견을 깨뜨려 버릴 수 있습니다.” (TLI)

선한 의도가 세상을 바꿀 수 있다고 믿던 시대가 있었다. 순진한 생각이었을지도 모른다. 악착같은 탐욕과 야만의 견고한 벽이 가로막았다. 그 앞에서 많은 사람은 좌절하고 믿음을 버렸다. 또 많은 사람은 거꾸로 바뀌어야 할 대상으로 퇴화했다.

그래도 그런 사람들은 여전히 있다. 선의의 달걀로 탐욕과 야만의 철벽을 쳐 무너뜨리러 나서는 사람들. 세상에 불의가 사라지지 않는데 누가 이들을 무모하다고 비웃을 것인가. 노래의 힘, 선의의 힘이 비록 작지만 잘 벼려진 칼날이 되기를.


  1. International Workingmen’s Association; 국제노동자협회, 첫 단어만 따와서 흔히 ‘인터내셔널’이라고 부른다. 제1차 인터내셔널(1864-1876)은 맑스와 엥겔스가 이론적 기반을 제공했고, 1871년 파리 코뮌의 등장에 기여했다. 제2차 인터내셔널(1889-1916)은 프랑스혁명 100주년 기념해 1889년 창설, 마르크스 사후 엥겔스가 이론적인 뒷받침을 했으고,  제3차 인터내셔널(1919-1943)은 레닌이 발기하고, 스탈린이 결국 집권했으며, 해체시킨 코민테른(국제공산당)을 의미한다. 제4차 인터내셔널(1938-1963)는 스탈린의 코민테른에 대항한 트로츠키주의자가 결성했다.

  2. 한동헌 작사·작곡

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