Scenario we’ve seen over and over again white cop, dead black man. This scenario only differs because the black man just so happens to be a fellow police officer himself. And of course now an investigation needs to be done in order to see whether this shooting had to do with race. Really? You think that white police officers are out gunning down white people left and right?
We have ALL seen police footage of white men holding guns, threatening people and cops and still NOT be gunned down. They try and reason with the man, give him every opportunity to be taken down without bloodshed. But somehow when the person is black not only do they get 50 or so bullets, but they get them without so much as a 5 minute window between being seen and being shot.
Have these city and police officials ever watched the video of the white cop abusing what he thought was just some random black man walking where the white cop felt he shouldn’t be? And didn’t this random black man turn out to be a cop himself? Was this race related, what a joke! If this was a white man chasing a white man, the white cop would have stopped everyone involved and questioned them to no end, getting down to the nitty gritty of the situation.
It wasn’t just a case of cops being overzealous and shooting who they thought was a perpetrator like people are already saying. The black cop named Edwards actually called the crime in to the police before chasing the suspect down the street. So why didn’t Edwards just unload his gun into this suspect if this is just what cops do? He did what he was supposed to do; he did what ALL cops should do with ALL people black, white or whatever. He did his best to protect and serve, not shoot and kill.
We are constantly making excuses, constantly doing investigations and constantly finding these white cops innocent of any and all murder charges after needlessly gunning down some black man in the street. Whether he is an innocent man on his way home from the grocery store holding a bag of groceries, a man out with friends at a bachelor party, a kid walking down the street holding a candy bar or a black cop trying to subdue a suspect, our black men are walking around with shoot me signs plastered all over them which is synonymous with black skin.
People can talk all day about how mistakes are made. Why are the cops not making these innocent mistakes with white men and women? Why are these types of mistakes always directed at the brown and black folks? And don’t tell me that it is because minorities commit more crimes. We have seen that this is NOT the case. The people being shot haven’t even committed a crime let alone fit any stereotype of a person who has. I guess unless you count being a black or brown minority person.
This has got to stop! And people wonder why minorities don’t trust the police. Why should we trust a gang of people who are constantly coming into our neighborhoods under the guise of helpers who then turn around and shoot our innocent neighbors. And don’t talk about the suspected criminals who are shot. Because the last time I checked you are innocent UNTIL proven guilty. So when an unarmed man is gunned down only to be implicated in a crime makes no sense since the cops did NOT know he/she was guilty of anything. Not to mention don’t we give people a fair trial before we sentence them to death. Again this has got to stop!