It is unfair to speak on the fears of men when you are not one. Especially when as a Black male we have fears too living in this country. Our livelihood and sense of security are also shaken because of the state of our culture and community as well. Though your logic is reasonable and is something that I considered, I think you may have missed the…
Black men had a lot of memes for Beyonce’s Formation video, a lot of social media commentary, and a lot of questions around Beyonce’s supposed “ new” pro Black and explicit anti-police violence stance, but had almost no problems with Kendrick Lamar’s…
The single-story problem. This part honestly doesn’t add up. I don’t believe a calm “show your hands” by the police will require Alejandro to draw the taser. It really doesn’t add up and at this point, it’s too late to know. What bothers me most is how officers don’t use any skill in disarming a suspect, or better still shoot to injure… not kill.
Carl says, “As police brutality increases, so too does violence against the police.”
I don’t believe this is backed up by facts. Violence against police and deaths of police at the hands of criminals is down. Deaths of citizens at the hands of police is up.
According the report, Alejandro responded the police by raising his “weapon” and pointing it at them. I find this hard to believe. It seems implausible that any educated person would respond to armed officers with a gesture that could be mistaken as a threat.
Secondly, why are tasers so often mistaken for guns? Perhaps police officers should consider reaching for their binoculars first.