I am just going to leave this here, and maybe some of us can understand why many Black people run from the police because they get shot complying or not complying.
It has nothing to do with race. There are incompetent people everywhere, some become cops. There are 1000 videos of white guys getting shot too.
Why are you so desperate to make it about race? Ask yourself seriously why you need racism so badly. I can prove to you unequivocally that race plays no part in overall police shooting statistics. Your side argues against logic and facts, why?
Are you saying that racist cops don't exist?!
I don't get the impression that 55579 is saying racist cops don't exist.
The impression I get is that 55579 is saying there's nothing in the video that indicates the cop was racist, but rather the cop was incompetent. Do you feel the video clearly shows racism? If so, what specifically in the video is racist?
Thank you. I specifically said that overall it has nothing to do with race, statistically. Obviously there are racist police, are all of them white guys? No, obviously not. And in fact if we choose to use logic and facts again, we could assume that there are racists of every color who become police. This is a very small percentage and is not a basis to assume the entire system is racist. The fact that people jump to such extremes like Samoa shows that the propaganda is working. There were millions of police contacts last year, how many were racists who shot a guy because of the color of his skin? Is there even 1 you can point to?
There were 15 cases of unarmed black men being shot by police in 2019. Of those cases, the grand majority of them featured blacks who were physically fighting the police and attempting to hurt or kill the officers, or who had used a weapon that doesn't count as being "armed" such as driving a vehicle toward a cop in an attempt to run them over. In one case, the black guy had knocked out one police officer, at which point he was shot by another. He was technically unarmed but clearly a threat.
There were only something like 2 or 3 of the 15 where it was legitimately an absolutely unjust shooting. One of the incidents, the cop had a gun on the guy, and he reached into the guy's vehicle to remove the keys from his car. The gun accidentally discharged. The cop was brought up on charges. In another case, it was dark out, the cop saw an outline of a person he thought was a criminal, he fired his weapon. He never made a clear identification of the person, who turned out to be an innocent civilian. He was brought up on charges.
Nothing in any of these cases points to a racially motivated attack. Most of them were justified shootings that took place as a response to violent or threatening behavior. A couple of them were a direct result of incompetence and bad policework, which resulted in legal consequences. Not one resembled a Klan member hunting down random blacks to victimize.