It's self perpetuating. Black men are more likely to experience violence from police, therefore they are more likely to run from them in fear of that violence, which in turn makes them more likely to experience the very violence they were afraid of.NathanOlder wrote: ↑Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:05 pmAgree entirely, the 1 thing id like to know is, why the hell would you make a run for it ? Why would anyone ever run from a policeman in any country ?!TAG wrote: ↑Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:58 pmThis is what it's about.
This is how it starts;
...and this is how it finishes.
So tell me again how being stopped for a tail light being out should lead to being shot in the back. Not only did this cop falcify the police report saying that the man tried to wrestle with him and take his tazer but then he took his tazer and planted it next to the body. This cope said "he feared for his life" The police officer was found not guilty.
This isn't the exception, it's the rule. A lot of people in America don't like having their nose rubbed in it. The same way a lot of people in America didn't like having blacks use the same bathrooms, or having blacks use the same water fountains. Americans didn't like MLK in the 60's, they didn't like Rosa Park protesting on the bus, they didn't like having people block their bridge in Selma Alabama.
They don't like football players taking the knee today.
Or the car was stolen, or he had drugs in it or something else. Not saying he did, but even IF he had, none of those would justify being shot at all, let alone killed.
I know a number of firearms officers here in the UK and the only reason they would discharge their weapon was if they had a reasonable belief that their own, their colleagues' or a member of the public's life was under threat if they didn't.
I can't imagine what it must be like to live in a country where gun crime is as high as it is in the USA.