Again, we are at a place where another young BLACK MALE is gunned down by police officers, this time in his own back yard. When will it stop? When will young black males reach a point where the minute they encounter a police officer, they don't need to lie down wherever they are with arms outstretched to avoid being shot and killed. While being stopped for a simple traffic stop, they need to shove their arms out the window and hold them there. When are the non-lethal weapons that police are supposed to possess to be used, instead of automatically hollering "GUN" and firing 20 rounds into a person?
I understand that being a police officer is a dangerous job, but incidents like this are only making it more so. They obviously had a police helicopter overhead because of the infra-red images. Why wasn't their spotlight on, which can light up many acres? Why were the body cams muted, so the conversations while they were getting their story straight couldn't be heard?
WE are a violent society, brought about by distrust, anger, hatred, color-blindness, greed, and just plain ignorance of one another's place in society. If we are to survive as a society of equals, we need to start thinking that way NOW! Not tomorrow, TODAY!
We must start valuing others lives the same as our own.
Our government has abandoned us, our police forces have become militarized, ICE is acting like the Gestapo, we are now probably on the verge of nuclear war, our Congress is being run by a criminal syndicate, and we march in the hope that our words will be heard! Apparently they are not!
I have felt for many years that we were headed down this road, with the sincere hope that it would never happen in THIS country, in my lifetime, but it has and is happening. I will now do my prepping for the future, in the hope that I will be among the survivors. But if not, I have had a great life up until now. I can only hope that my grandchildren have a decent life or go quickly. I will love my family and friends more than ever. But I will be prepared, for at this point, I am quickly losing hope for a safe outcome!