Yet another young black victim of police brutality it seems. Little wonder the black communities and others are so angry - nothing seems to change and no-one is brought to justice. What will it take to end this cycle of police custody death and public riot. Do we start with apologies from the police?
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There will always be those who take advantage and undermine what is a pure right to protest about the recent murders of black people whilst in police custody. The same law should apply - anger in peaceful protest is fine, looting is not.
True.The law should ride head and shoulders above everyone but seldom does in practice. Death in police custody should always be a public affair, inquests in the public domain so names are shamed and justice served.
All around our country, police are killing and grievously injuring people who are black, brown, mentally ill, physically disabled, or learning disabled at terrifying rates. The uniform-wearing criminals need to be brought to justice.
You have a serious point - the apartheid question needs to be answered or at least acknowledged. The immediate issue of murder by police gangs is more pressing however. Black people are being killed in cowardly ways -authorities need to acknowledge.
The police should make a public apology, why don't they? Then there should be legal action against those perpetrators.No-one is above the law. Simple. Honesty and transparency would go a long way to ending suspicion and anger.
Yes, I agree. Murder is murder and those guilty individuals should have the full force of law applied to them.
ALL police crime should be out in the public regardless of colour or race. The one issue that's missing in your answer is the awful history - from slavery to aprtheid - that goes before all of the recent black deaths in police custody.
The point is that we're currently holding a double-standard. All police crime should be called out. But since when does the skin color of the deceased somehow justify crime sprees? Nobody riots for white victims of police brutality.
Interesting idea. Reform of some kind is needed if these terrible tragedies are to be stopped. Seems to be a kind of ' clan gang' mentality that takes over these cops when dealing with black youths.
" For all we know, it could have been that the deceased attacked another and it was self-defense" - right, except that he was handcuffed and his legs were shackled.
If this was a one off incident it would be bad enough but there have been several recently, all black, all killed by gangs of white policemen? There should be some public apology and serious legal action taken against the perpetrators.