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.
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.