Awkwardness for Attitude

Police brutailty toward people of color. Specifically, toward men of color. Whether or not you are #BlueLivesMatter or #BlackLivesMatter or #AllLivesMatter, we should all be able to agree that how police police needs to change.

It seems to be a common theme in today’s media : to discuss the killing of a black man. To see his family weep over the loss of their son, brother, husband and nephew. To have a police officer mistake a book for a weapon or to shoot a man when even he posed no threat to the officer or to others.

It’s extremely terrifying.

What would happen if an officer mistook a personality trait for resisting arrest? What would happen if they mistook a boy’s awkwardness for having an attitude and made a decision to end his live?police-lights

 

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