Written by Drew Soulquest
Edited by Maad Queen
One week after the Ferguson Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the racially-charged police shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown, a grand jury in New York decided not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the July choke hold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man.
These incidents will continue to happen until an independent source is assigned to govern police brutality charges and behavior, full body camera’s placed on every policeman, and sensitivity training is required for every policeman. The purpose of the police force is to protect and serve. A death does not have to occur in order for policemen to effectively do their jobs. Stun guns are very effective and don’t kill people.
There is an obvious and blatant difference with the police handling and apprehension of black and white suspects. Many people say race is an issue with police brutality, and some disagree, but you rarely hear of white policemen unjustifiably killing white people. There have been many incidents with white people committing random and targeted mass shootings, taking many lives. This is the kind of suspect that should be approached with brutal and excessive force. They have committed murder and are a danger to the police and everyone else around them. However, when law enforcement gets involved they approach the suspect with ease, talking them down and effectively taking them in to custody if the suspect doesn’t kill themselves first.
Three weeks ago Phillip Sailors a white man in Georgia was sentenced to a year probation for shooting and killing Rodrigo Diaz, a hispanic man that accidentally pulled into his driveway. Eric Garner was accused of selling loose cigarettes and was choked and killed as you can see him lay to rest in his casket above. Where is the justice?
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