Welp so much for comply and the police won’t shoot you meme

Respect my authorita!!! Image via South Park Studios
Respect my authorita!!!
Image via South Park Studios

First Philandro Castile and now Charles Kinsey:

Unarmed Black Man Was Shot By North Miami Police While Lying On The Ground – Bill Chappel, NPR

And now a prediction: Alton Sterling’s Baton Rouge PD based executioners will be indicted by a Federal Grand Jury.

Chicken or Egg? Part of the causation chain regardless.

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. ~ Fictional Lawyer Atticus Finch

I’ve began to notice a disturbing trend in how the recent police shootings are being portrayed in the overall media and it goes something like this:

1. A Black Man is killed by police for no apparent good reason.
2. The Dead black man is immediately vilified in the media, including having prior criminal record published.
3. People divide up into two camps, those that will back the police no matter what and those that want to see systemic change.
4. Bikering starts, no one bothers to ask very basic questions because the bickering becomes the news.
5. Little changes except for the victim’s family and we return to step 1.

Now the ante is upped because unstable individuals are taking matters into their own hands and retaliating against the police and good cops are dying. Tensions are certain to rise even further.

Yesterday I asked myself a basic question. What did the 3 Law Enforcement Officers in Baton Rouge die for? I asked myself that question, not in a broad sense but specifically what got these guys killed? Louisiana State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson disclosed it: Continue reading “Chicken or Egg? Part of the causation chain regardless.”