I am not okay with anyone being killed either. Especially kids. The person accused of this murder is held in jail without bond. I do not see how the officer could justify this by what I have seen.
What I am saying is look at the rest of this young man's life. Since you brought it up - Why is it that "street justice" only applies to black kids? White people are shot by cops too.
I harken the video of the 5 L.A. police officers who were also all on video. The officers are shown chasing a man, fighting with the man, tazing the man, then shooting him dead. He was a
homeless man that was "believed" to be involved in a robbery that just happened. 5 cops, one guy, shot dead by cops. The black homeless man was unarmed at the time too. No marches, no demands for justice for black people, nothing. Crickets chirping. Why? The only reason that can be seen on the surface is that the cops were all black as well. Because that was a flat out "street justice" beat down and shooting.
So of course, this is a tragedy. A young man is dead. A cop is cooked and in prison for life, because the cop "lost it" is part of it, I assume. That part is on the cop.
But the street urchins like this are destined for death or prison. If one of the people he robbed shot and killed him, while he was high on PCP and carrying a knife, you wouldn't even know his name. If this cop didn't kill him he was well on his way to a life of burglary and mayhem and his own "street justice" that I am sure he would be willing to mete out on people.
Did he "deserve" to die? Especially at the hands of law enforcement? Absolutely not. Did his street circumstances put him in that spot. Absolutely. One bad cop doesn't make the whole neighborhood the hole that it is.
Dumping money in these neighborhoods and calling them undeserved has done nothing. Look at Detroit, Flint and Chicago as examples of corruption and criminal activity. Taxpayer dollars sent in, only to disappear into a few pockets. Which is the same thing that happens in Washington D.C. - but the "hood" has to bail itself out of it's war on each other and the war on the cops.
I get that the ghetto doesn't feel right calling the cops. What can the cops do and how do they help? But why is the neighborhood dangerous? It should be Utopia, unlimited resources for training, free food, free rent, free medical, and due to affirmative action if you're a minority businesses are required to try to recruit and hire you. Minorities are afforded lower test scores for entry and promotions.
Fix "the street" from the inside out and tragedies like this young man can become a thing of the past.