Been thinking about this a lot this last couple days and I struggle. Regardless of the minor details, these men didn't deserve to die. Period. How do we as a nation justify the police killing innocent men in cold blood and these cops walk free? I struggle because I have a few police friends and I know they are good people who would never perform this kind of heinous crime. So how then do other police officers perform this atrocity, for this IS an atrocity, make no mistake. It seems as if killing these men of color is acceptable, no matter how minor the transgression. The Black Community cries out for open dialogue and recognition of this trend of pretty much sanctioned slaughter. What do they get? More bullets.
I struggle. I am white and I struggle to understand how my black friends should have to live in fear from police. Fear that being pulled over for the SLIGHTEST thing could end in their death. Why should they have to act any different than I do? I don't understand it. It sickens and saddens me, and I am not the one who really has to deal with it.
Perhaps I am over thinking it. Perhaps I am taking the media bait and making it a bigger issue than it is. I don't know. How can I? I am not being shot for wearing a hoodie, having a broken tail light, selling CDs. That is why I struggle.