I think @Trion actually has some fair points. People are so quick to pull the race card it’s ridiculous tbh, and the pulling of the race card really is a lazy way to try to understand the situation. Black unarmed people as a percentage get shot more often than whites, fact. Black people commit more crimes than whites, fact. Albeit it’s really not that big of a percentage more per population. Then you’ve got a situation like we’ve got in Charlotte right now. Another unarmed man killed, but this time by a black cop. So are we to assume this is another case of blatant racism?
I’ve experienced a lot of cops in this country and I would never stick up for them tbh. They are imo a group of power hungry assholes. I’ve been harassed by cops a lot through my life. Just for being young and being out late with friends presumably because there was no just cause ever to question me or perform a traffic stop on me. Yet I get pulled out of the car threatened to have k-9 units released on me etc for doing absolutely nothing, just so the cops could dig through my car and look for drugs or alcohol or whatever. So trust me I know just how corrupt these guys can be, still though their job has to massively hard considering our stupid gun laws in this country. I think I can put myself in that situation and imagine myself getting shot as well had I not been as cooperative. A lot of unarmed white people get shot as well. To completely ignore race in this issue would be wrong however it’s not the be all end all in the conversation.