By Christopher Quiles
August 28, 2020
Volumes are being spoken about police abusing their power and their quick reaction to use deadly force instead of their training in escalation of force in which officers are trained to use steps in determining the level of force needed in given situations. When Kapernick first took his stance on the unequal treatment of African-Americans in America to the Breeona Taylor shooting, more and more people have used their platforms to use and speak for the majority in a single collective voice.
Since then, multiple shootings have taken place on very questionable grounds that have caused civil unrest across the country. It’s not hard to see that at very least arguments Americans are dying at the hands of a government agency whose purpose it is to Serve and Protect the community they work in. The VERY least of all is not to be tone death to the situation that has been plaguing the minority communities since the….always.
“Brett Favre played the (Monday Night Football) game the day his dad died, threw 4 TDs in the first half, and was a legend for playing in the face of adversity,” . “NBA players boycott the playoffs because a dude reaching for a knife, wanted on a felony sexual assault warrant, was shot by police.Urlacher posted in an Instagram story
It is not to terribly difficult to understand how people can be callous to those who tend to be on the criminal side of the law, but for someone to loose their life over a situation that could have been deescalated with a taser, pepper-spray, collapsible baton any numerous non-lethal non- fatal weapons and skills the officers have at their disposal from their training. That officer decide, in a split second, that once he pulled away from him that he was going to shoot him. Period, no debate no fore-thought in deescalation tactics, just a premeditated thought of putting the individual down, despite what they teach in the police academy and the credo “To Serve and Protect“.
Much is still to be determined to the pretense of the shooting. Regardless, we have seen officers apprehend many criminals alive for way worse offensives of just resisting arrest or ” not yielding” as Sen. Lindsay Graham would put it. The mass shooting in August at the Wal-Mart in El Paso that killed 22 people was taken alive. The October shooting in Pittsburgh that killed eleven people and wounded six who also wounded four officers was taken into custody alive. Parkland, Fl Shooting that killed 17 children and staff and severely wound many others was taken in to custody without incident. Its not hard to Talk big and Feel Little but in what aspect do you sell Americans lives so short to not see how unjustified killings are hurting our country and our people.