Enough of this bullshit. Few people killed by cops are on their first encounter with police, be they black, white, or any other color or race.
These people killed by cops are, while perhaps a loss to their friends and family and a tragedy, are not a great loss to our society. Whites get killed (at nearly twice the rate) doing stupid criminal tricks too, and few outside of their family or friends notice or care. And even when whites get killed by cops for resisting or otherwise, their (white and hispanic and asian) family and/or friends generally admit that they were part of their own demise because of the lifestyle they lived.
Not so with black men. They are never to blame for some reason, despite their lifestyle, their criminality and their actions and behavior. They were always “Turnin their life around” or somesuch…But they were criminals and scofflaws….and that gets them in trouble.
Fact is, Duante Wright was the ultimate cause of his death. Had he not been a criminal, he might have been able to find a job. Had he not robbed people. he’d not have been on parole. Had he chosen to show up to talk with his parole officer, he’d not have had a warrant. Had he bothered to either pay his registration for his car or chosen not to drive with expired tags, he’d not have been pulled over and the cops would not have noticed that he had a warrant. Had he not resisted, there would not have been a struggle wherein the cops decided to taze him….and there would not have been a mistake where he was shot and later died.
He made those choices. Each and every one of them. And whoever birthed him and raised him failed him…they didn’t teach him to follow even the most basic rules to live in our society.
And he and his ilk are not a loss to our society….Be they black or asian, white, or hispanic. Failures of parenting or failure to simply learn to follow the rules of society, or for whatever reason, they are no great loss to society as a whole.
George Floyd made choices also. He chose to be a criminal, a turd, a less than stellar citizen. He chose to resist. And now the Country has to pay for his bad choices. Mr Chauvin has to pay for the choices too….
It is time for the Media and the Social Media to stop revering these criminals when they get killed by police.Sometimes it is because the criminals (black or any other race) make the decision to resist, escalating until things get lethal. We need to accept that, that police are left to do a shitty job with shitty people…and sometime to deal with those shitty people takes lots of force….sometimes too much.
At what point should police just let the situation go….if the suspect or arrestee fights back enough, should the cops simply walk away so the suspect doesn’t get hurt? Is that really a good idea?
Further, it is time to admit that Black People kill Black People at a higher rate than the police do….Do more crime than other demographics as well. …Perhaps, instead of revering the Thug lifestyle, they should try following the laws of society…..those who do tend to follow the rules (black or white or whatever) are pretty much successful and seldom, if ever, get shot by police.
If we’d stop popularizing these criminal people, perhaps the rest would get the message.