In response to
May 4, 2015
- Shonaynay 's blog
People on both sides need to realize that police brutality is NOT a race issue, it's a problem of them thinking they're above the law.
I can cite many many examples of white people killed by the police unfairly. I'm not saying that cops can't be racist, but it's a much bigger problem than just white cops being racist. After all 3 of the cops involved in the Freddie Gray case are black.
In this case, the woman killed by police was shot for "running over the police car" when the officer was standing in front of the car. The car was found to be in reverse. Her crime was that she was found buying drugs. Illegal, yes, but not punishable by the death penalty.
What about this man? The cop's version is that he "pointed a gun at them". He had not called the police for assistance, the police had no legal right to be on the property without a search warrant. As they were the ones breaking and entering, he was jusified in being able to carry a weapon in his own property.
The real reason why there aren't protests when white people are killed by police? The media doesn't want you to know it's going on. After all, you have race riots, it keeps the people divided, which is exactly what they want. If people woke up and realized that the police are severely abusing their power with EVERYONE then they might actually have the ability to change things in this country.
I'm not trying to downplay the deaths of black men (or women) at all, in fact there was a very sad example right here in my own part of the state (not my town though). The man's only crime was looking at BB guns in a Walmart store. They say that they ordered him to put down the weapon. But they opened fire less than a second after they made the "order" from what you can tell in the video. My brother and I have done this many times. But do I feel safer because I'm white? Not really. NO one should trust these thug types of cops.
I'm also not saying ALL cops are violent, but hey, if they were so good, they'd do something to clean up the corruption in their own departments instead of sweeping it under the rug.
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