It's always sad to see someone shot and killed, but isn't ironic that when someone is killed (in this case, another young black person), people only scream and holler about the "bad cops" who shot him? They always act like only the cops are to blame when they catch someone in the act of committing a crime, and the perp ends up dead. As a final slap in the face of the police whose job is to protect citizens, people gather to HONOR the dead criminal while bashing the cops!
For instance, the Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics wore shirts honoring Stephon Clark who was recently killed in his grandmother's backyard, where he had fled to after being observed vandalizing neighborhood cars. He apparently had a cellphone in his hand, and the cops, in the darkness and chaos thought it was a gun, and shot him. Why didn't Stephon DROP the danged phone and take the now famous "hands up, don't shoot" pose to give himself up?
And we’re supposed to feel sorry for him because he “was a father of two.” Well, I’m sorry, but WHAT is a father of two doing running around his neighborhood, breaking car windows?
Now, I'm not condoning killing anyone, of any race, in ANY form, but if someone commits a crime and then runs from, resists or fights the police, he needs to expect that he might just end up shot! Instead, this keeps happening, and the cops always end up with a bad rap. (That is NOT to say they are "never" at fault, because sometimes they are. It's a case-by-case basis.) But today, it seems, criminals are the "good" guys to be honored in death. Does anybody see anything WRONG with this picture?
I want to know how come the media only talks of what the cops did wrong, never mentioning that the perp was committing a heinous crime and therefore, it was his own fault. I want to know why nobody ever says, "Well, if the guy hadn't been in the process of committing a crime, and if he hadn't been trying to escape (and/or fighting) the police, he would likely still be alive!"?
Or, how come people will march in the streets for the dead person, yet they NEVER march to carry signs that read something like: "Crime doesn't pay; as a matter of fact, you could DIE while committing a crime, stupid!"
Or "Don't become a thug; make something of yourself!" Or "Being a good, godly, upstanding citizen is more rewarding than robbing your neighborhood store!"
Our country's values are absolutely upside-down today, and that is just plain sad!