A new member Jocanda Baldo  brought this story to my attention... thank you :)

After police in Kenosha, Wis., shot my 21-year-old son to death outside his house ten years ago — and then immediately cleared themselves of all wrongdoing — an African-American man approached me and said: “If they can shoot a white boy like a dog, imagine what we’ve been going through.”

I could imagine it all too easily, just as the rest of the country has been seeing it all too clearly in the terrible images coming from Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown. On Friday, after a week of angry protests, the police in Ferguson finally identified the officer implicated in Brown's shooting, although the circumstances still remain unclear.

I have known the name of the policeman who killed my son, Michael, for ten years. And he is still working on the force in Kenosha.

Yes, there is good reason to think that many of these unjustifiable homicides by police across the country are racially motivated. But there is a lot more than that going on here. Our country is simply not paying enough attention to the terrible lack of accountability of police departments and the way it affects all of us—regardless of race or ethnicity. Because if a blond-haired, blue-eyed boy — that was my son, Michael — can be shot in the head under a street light with his hands cuffed behind his back, in front of five eyewitnesses (including his mother and sister), and his father was a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who flew in three wars for his country — that’s me — and I still couldn’t get anything done about it, then Joe the plumber and Javier the roofer aren’t going to be able to do anything about it either.

Views: 211

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

My lord, how heartbreaking. I can't imagine the horror. I agree, this runs deeper than racial motivation.  Thanks Tara, sharing.

My heart goes out to you. It's a nightmare, come true.

This is what happens when a police force is militarized and schooled by the IDF.

RSS

"Destroying the New World Order"

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE SITE!

mobile page

12160.info/m

12160 Administrators

 

TOP CONTENT THIS WEEK

Latest Activity

Chris of the family Masters commented on cheeki kea's photo
Thumbnail

May the odds be with you

"They won't stop. They are on orders to continue. Lawsuit will be necessary."
32 minutes ago
Ragnarok posted a status
"LIVE: Tornado warning in Piscataquis County, Maine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bqg5GuvY4Q"
1 hour ago
Ragnarok posted a status
"LIVE: Possible active shooter in Arvada, Colorado https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xw16_M3b5Q"
1 hour ago
Central Scrutinizer posted videos
3 hours ago
Burbia commented on cheeki kea's photo
4 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer favorited cheeki kea's photo
4 hours ago
Less Prone favorited Central Scrutinizer's video
5 hours ago
cheeki kea posted photos
7 hours ago
cheeki kea commented on cheeki kea's photo
7 hours ago
Bob Renner posted a blog post
7 hours ago
Bob Renner updated their profile
7 hours ago
cheeki kea commented on Chris of the family Masters's blog post 2013 ruling. you can’t patent DNA unless the mRNA is changed… then you are not human, you are owned, and you don’t have human rights.
"I equate this to being a giant pump and dump of massive proportion and deception. Once taken their…"
8 hours ago
Patrick C Conway favorited Central Scrutinizer's photo
9 hours ago
Patrick C Conway favorited Bob Renner's photo
9 hours ago
Patrick C Conway favorited Bob Renner's photo
9 hours ago
Patrick C Conway favorited Bob Renner's photo
9 hours ago
Patrick C Conway commented on Bob Renner's photo
Thumbnail

I watched the news after 911. Took me 10 years to leave that cult

"Thought, at first, that it said "...joined a cull."  Either way, accurate."
9 hours ago
Patrick C Conway favorited Bob Renner's photo
9 hours ago
Patrick C Conway favorited Bob Renner's photo
9 hours ago
Patrick C Conway favorited Bob Renner's photo
9 hours ago

© 2021   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2019 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted