Originally posted by vivify
Unlike with the Eric Garner case (a black man killed by a cop on video) this cop was actually arrested and is now awaiting trial. However, it begs the question of how this cop could so casually and calmly shot a fleeing man who posed zero threat to the officer's safety.
Do posters here believe that this is just another "isolated innocent"? Or do we have enough evidence that blacks are unfairly treated by law enforcement?
I don't believe this was a isolated incident but rather a all too common one. That being said, I feel the "race" of the cop and the victim is irrelevant. That's not the issue . But being made one by race baiters IMO.
The headline should read: " Cop shot unarmed man in the back. "
The issue IS many cops especially young ones are out of control and on a power trip. Looking at many of them it is obvious they are on steroids (roid rage) and are just looking for a excuse to crack skulls or shoot somebody they view as a derelict.
I feel this is the only reason they joined the force in the first place. It certainly was not to "protect and serve" the public.
The video link given by divegester is a example of this.
The problem is a cop problem. A ever growing police state problem. Many American citizens are being victimized by the police, beaten, murdered set up w/false evidence, etc regardless of their race.
Making this a race issue is a distraction and does not address the real issue at hand.