This narrative is becoming a great divide.
Trayvon Martin was in the wrong but did not deserve to be shot and killed by a wanna be cop who abused a law. If evidence was stronger and not speculative, I firmly believe George would have fried but unfortunately evidence was weak and became to much of a burden for the state. People are going to say this new incident is similar but I say these incidences are two different animals.
I do not know the facts because I have not kept up with this to be honest. It definitely sounds like police used excessive force on a 'unarmed' teen by what little info I have picked up. Police have a right to protect themselves against harm to themselves or to 'protect' society. Too me, none of the scenarios fit for justification for the cop. This is a sad tragedy and a big step back for cop-black community.
This should be time for all communities to unite and come together but unfortunately media narrative with race baiters and politics are going to prevent that. I pray for the victim's family. I do not understand the struggles of other cultures in the United States nor do I pretend to know out of respect because I do not everyone's struggles. Why do people tend to see color instead of each other as brother/sister with colorblindness. At the end of the day, we are all American citizens and we should be united.
What scares me is the police force has slowly gone from Barney Fife to Call of Duty commando. Is the change of policing just intimidation to deter action of others or is it more?
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Edited by ecu88, 15 August 2014 - 06:19 AM.