The number of unjustified shootings has been blown up in the press. Looking at the actual facts of many of these cases which have people rioting in the street shows that a lot of these shootings were justified.
Sorry, but black or white (and yes, white people have been killed too. It's just that nobody cares), people need to respect the police, not get in their faces and refuse to comply because they feel justified in being asses. A simple traffic stop is life and death for cops. When someone threatens their safety, they are justified in shooting. Hell, if someone threatened my safety, I would shoot them too.
And "unarmed" means nothing. People can cause severe bodily harm without a gun. I'm no George Zimmerman fan, but if someone slammed my head into cement repeatedly, I wouldn't feel bad about shooting them either.
Also, not all of these were unarmed suspects.
I absolutely do not support every shooting by every cop. But people have been mixing justified shootings in with unjustified shootings, and picking and choosing which details to report and which not to. The incredible lack of investigation and education in these stories directly led to the shooting in Dallas. The building of such a toxic environment (mostly for political gain) made this man feel justified in shooting white people and cops. That is unacceptable, and directly linked to the messages put out by leaders in this country. When they react to violence, riots and looting with understanding and support, they add to the "us vs. them" mentality.
And they usually do it before any investigation, and with no knowledge of the situation beyond Twitter hashtags. It benefits them, so they don't care. It is disgusting. And it is disturbing that when you suggest that people get facts before they riot, they assume that you're racist. Since when is information racist?
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