What’s Really Going On?

Yesterday marked the anniversary of Mike Browns death. If you are not familiar with the story, Mike Brown is the youth who was killed in Ferguson, Missouri during an alleged confrontation with the police. While I do understand that police have a job to do in protecting its public. I do not understand the brutality, and excessive force during arrest. Since the Mike Brown incident police brutality has peek as black males are continually being slaughtered across the country. Some would argue it’s their own fault for running from the police during pursuit. However, I now find that running has become the option to stay alive. I get it. Black males are murdered by their own peers more so than officers of the law., but that’s another story all together. It is troubling to hear people taking a single subject, and making it plural when it comes to the black community. Police brutality, and crimes committed by blacks against other blacks are two different subjects, and should be addressed differently. When the media, or any other entity, political or otherwise attempts to address the social, economic, and educational injustices in whole, they unleash a mass of societal confusion, just like we have in the city of  Ferguson right now. If employment opportunities have been outsourced to other countries, and the middle class has been crushed in a depleted economy; where does that leave the man on the bottom of the poll? It’s  high time that we have real discussion about real problems. Someone right now is saying life isn’t fair, maybe not, but justice should be. When will it be fair for the black lives hanging in the balance. Racial divisiveness are increasing, police are trigger happy, and our law makers are passing laws that would permit the wild, wild west. Wow! How intelligent! The stand your ground law makes it permissible for anyone to shoot if they feel they are being threatened. Since that law was passed  there have been a mass of alleged illegal killings by officers of the law, as well as private citizens.  People have become public vigilantes by assuming they have a right to kill, oppose to protect and uphold the law. There is absolutely no way that anyone who is armed, and trained to carry a weapon should feel threatened by someone unarmed running in an opposite direction.  Somehow we have to come to resolve with the tension that are being created amongst our youth, police officers, and guns. It’s time to end the violence….hands down!

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