White cop kills black suspects, therefor Cop is racist and black suspect was a saint.
So, as I (And I hope you) feel sorry for the family of the dead suspects. I also realize the dead suspects put in motion the conditions for their death. They weren’t working, they weren’t volunteering at soup kitchens or helping youth read, or anything like that. Here’s a little clue as to why they’re both dead now, from the story:
“The chase and shooting began when Russell’s car backfired as he sped past Cleveland police headquarters. Police officers and bystanders thought someone inside had fired a gun. More than 100 Cleveland police officers in 62 marked and unmarked cars got involved in a pursuit that saw speeds reach 100 mph during the 22-mile-long chase.
Authorities never learned why Russell didn’t stop. He had a criminal record including convictions for receiving stolen property and robbery and had been involved in a previous police pursuit. Williams had convictions for drug-related charges and attempted abduction. Both were described as mentally ill, homeless and addicted to drugs. A crack pipe was found in the car.”(Bold font=Mine)
So let’s recap:
1. Ferguson: “We demand an indictment, to not even charge Darren Wilson with a crime is a crime and is not allowing the system to work” Grand jury finds Wilson and others account of events truthful and no charges brought. Riots ensue.
2. Baltimore: “We demand an indictment over Freddy Gray” Riots ensue before charges filed, calmed down after Mosby files charges that 90% of lawyers know will not stick.
3. Cleveland: Indictment/Charges filed over the shooting of 2 Black men by white cop, trial ensues verdict is not guilty, riots inevitable.
Basically what we have here is “We want an indictment, we want a charge, we want a trial, we want a conviction or we’re going to riot” in other words, either the cop/cops are found guilty in white cop/black subject cases or its not justice.
We don’t have a system for this type of demand. The only thing white cops can do now is hope if they have to use deadly force the subject is white. They can’t NOT see race. They must see race first and decide course of action. This is getting good cops killed. This is going to create MORE bad cops in the long run because GOOD MEN/Women won’t want the job.
Mark my words, there’s going to be crisis within the next 2 years. The crisis will be police staffing being stretched too thin to effectively “Serve and Protect” then the cry will be “Entry level standards are too high”
Good luck Cops of every paint job. Y’all are going to need it.