Sunday, July 10, 2016

Another Day, Another Shooting

Police officers shot a black man in Baton Rouge who might have been threatening someone. Then police shot a black man in St. Paul who had a broken tail light. What's unbelievable to me isn't that they shot a black man. That seems to be alarmingly common. What I can't believe was that it happened in Minnesota. That's something that happens in the south, California and Wisconsin. If it can happen in Minnesota, it can happen anywhere. Maybe not in Vermont. If you're one of the five black men there, you probably already know how to avoid the police.

Now people are shooting the police in Dallas. I'm not on Facebook, so I don't have all the answers to society's problems, but I doubt making the police more paranoid is going to help anybody.

Whenever I go to Israel, people always warn me that it's dangerous, even though it's not. No one has ever told me to be careful when going to the United States.

2 comments:

  1. Odd, we only get national news coverage for a black man being shot by the police in St. Paul. No uproar over a 4 year old boy < black > that was killed in a drive by shooting in North Minneapolis.. His 18 month old sister was also struck, but not fatally. Wonder who conducted the drive by? ALL LIVES MATTER. The black community has to lose the All Black Lives Matters movement has to get rid of that tag line. It's racist, divisive and does nothing to alleviate this terrible divide.

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  2. All lives matter, of course, but the point of Black Lives Matter is to point out how much black people are viewed as second class citizens in their own country.

    That doesn't mean black people don't ever commit any crimes. Of course they do. Every race does. If you can't fight for equality just because not everyone on your team is a saint, then we're all screwed.

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