Will the cold blood murder of black men by the police ever end?
I know it goes way back more than that ,but since the police in New York shot Amadou Diallo and got away home free,it seems the bad apples in the different police departments feel it's open hunting season on black men.
What is interesting about the latest streak of police shootings, is that they seem to be occurring in midsize cities/forces and even unincorporated areas: Baton Rouge and Baltimore along with places like Ferguson. I remember growing up in NYC, and police shootings as well as police getting killed, was a regular occurrence. Brutality was also a big factor. However, changes in training over the past 20 years, along with a change in hiring/screening have helped.
Smaller departments need that as well. Taking the fear our of policing. Federal government is starting to take the lead on that. We have gotten away from the community policing trend that started in the early 90s. Officers can just drive through a neighborhood, no matter how dangerous. They need to shake hands, just like an elected official. It might save their lives someday too.
Thank you for your input.I don't know the answer but it is not civilized to live in a society where a man can be shot dead if he happens to be on the street walking while black.If local authorities remain MIA the federal government should act.
Gracias, MC. Let's hope there are less conversations like this in the future.
Thank you! since I asked the question yesterday another black man shot dead in the car with girlfriend and daughter live on facebook
When all people in American society feel that a black life is as precious and valuable as a dog or cat life, any animal life, maybe it will stop. The SPCA is known as a humanitarian organization nationwide that would be outraged if a policeman or policewomen shot a mad dog over 15 or more times while it lay on the ground. In such an Officer involved shooting the officers would likely be charged with excessive use of force and fired, not so with black lives. I remember a few years ago a police sniper shot a pistol out of the hand of a white man threatening the officers and himself. It seems deadly force is too often used when black live or involved. People who are definitely afraid of black people especially black men should be weeded out and not hired to police black communities.
Far more blacks are killed by other blacks than are killed by police. Several hundred blacks have been killed in Chicago alone thus far in 2016, more than the number killed by cops in all of 2015.
Why don't black lives matter when taken by other blacks?
by VC L Veasey 22 months ago
Black men are seven times more likely to be killed by police than white men. Believe or disbelieve?Black men accounted for 40 percent of the 60 unarmed deaths, by police, this year, even though they make up just 6 percent of the U.S. population.(Washington Post database of fatal police shootings)
by Mike Russo 2 years ago
It's because of the "Use of Force Model" that has been adopted by law enforcement from the military Many cops across the country have been trained in this use of force model. It works like this. A cop approaches a suspect and gives the suspect some type of order. If the...
by Angela Kendrick 3 years ago
When citizens are wrongfully shot by a police officer, should he or she be charged?Given the latest rash of officer shootings of citizens either without arrest or probable cause to detain, it is apparent that a serious problem exists. Being cognizant that this does not mean that all police...
by ahorseback 3 years ago
Most of Americans support you , trust the job that you do and support the process in which you do it ! Up to about eighty percent of us, [ 80%,] depending on race , economics , political leanings , age , etc. . So ; keep up the good...
by ga anderson 2 years ago
Maryland States Attorney Marilyn Mosby has dropped all charges against the remaining, untried, Baltimore police officers involved in the 'Freddy Gray' case; here is her Press announcement.If you are not familiar with it; the case is about a black man that died in police custody. The States Attorney...
by Ralph Schwartz 2 years ago
5 Officers assassinated, 6 wounded in a sniper ambush at Black Lives Matter event - thoughts?A Black Power Group claims responsibility for the murders, also warning there will be more murders of police officers - one suspect caught was quoted as saying "I want to kill white people"News...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|