So, if I’m to get this right… The police in Kenosha, Wisconsin shot Jacob Blake in the back six times for…well, the reason is unknown (to me), although they supposedly found a knife in his car several days later. Currently, he’s in hospital and…he may never walk again.
Still, they didn’t have to shoot him up like that. With three children in the car. That one split second of lunacy will have far reaching impacts on Blake’s family and his children when it could have been dealt with peacefully.
Anyway, not to be outdone by the initial act of idiocy, the police proceeded to allow an alarmed militia to turn up to the protests that followed, and provided them with bottled water and thanked them for assisting.
‘Cause what’s a couple more bullets when they’ve already fired six into one person?
It’s such a stupid and ridiculous thing to do when they caused the issues to begin with! Stop using excessive force against black people and people won’t have a reason to be out in the streets. It’s that simple.
Predictably, it turned into such a shit show that a seventeen year old white boy ended up killing two (white) protesters for no reason. Well, they took him on because he was running around with a gun — and the inevitable happened. I am absolute not condoning the kid’s actions, but if the police had brains, it would not have happened in the first place.
Also, can I get some stats on white on white crime? Or do we reserve that for black people?
Protesting is not a crime, not is it a reason to take someone’s life. Counter-protest, disagree, scream, shout, but forming armed militias to take on people protesting? Even if some take advantage and loot or destroy property – it’s not right.
There is a very famous saying – two wrongs don’t make a right.
Not that anything is right about this situation – quite contrary. Once again, people are bringing up arrest records and sure, Jacob Blake is not a perfect person – but again, there is no such thing as a perfect victim and it’s not right for the police to shoot him six times.
Of course, the white supremacists and self-haters are out in full force, but…still, we have to hope and pray things change someday.