A Pattern is Emerging

It’s happened again.  The police officer who choked the man  to death  in  New York  won’t go to trial.  Grand Jury decided.

I don’t know what will happen.  I don’t expect the massive protest like we’ve seen in Ferguson.  The case just hasn’t drawn the same amount of attention.  I don’t know why.

I don’t know why there hasn’t been massive public outrage over the  guy who was shot dead while he was standing in the toy department at Wal-Mart, holding a toy gun, perhaps contemplating buying it, when one of the customers called police, said they saw a suspicious character, and the police rushed in and shot him dead, on suspicion of being suspicious.

I don’t think there’s near enough outrage in the case of Tamir Rice, who was killed by a police  officer who’s seen  too many cop shows on TV.  His partner pulled up at high  speed, and he leaped from the car, gun blazing, and  killed little Tamir, 12 years old, playing with a plastic gun.  I’m sure they realized their mistake immediately, but they waited 4 minutes before they called an ambulance.

This one is scary.  White kids play with toy guns in the park, too.

Maybe there will be some action taken into the case of a man who was shot in New York City because he was mistaken for a suspect in a robbery.  In fact, he was a police officer himself, in pursuit of aforementioned suspect, but he happened to be black.  Will the police investigate the death of one of their own?  We’ll see.  I wouldn’t bet on it.

Michael Brown has, for some reason, become the flashpoint, the episode that everyone has focused on, but incidents like this are happening every few days, it seems like.

A pattern is emerging.

 

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