One report too many, one more African-American life lost, one more family grieving, one more community outraged… We've seen it ALL TOO OFTEN recently. With me, the last straw was the following report that came up on the RSS feeds Sunday, October 2, 2016. This RSS entry resulted in the start of this book, because of the reasons stated.
This is a topic where, IMHO, one has to tread with respect, but also without fear for the benefit of our society.
So are law enforcement officers just targeting African-Americans for extra-judicial justice or is the news media just focusing on law enforcement shootings of African-Americans? Don't police shoot individuals of different ethnicities and races every day across the country? The actual answer from this source is “At least 8,882 civilians have been killed by police since 9/11.” (MintPress News) That's approximately 1.6 civilian shootings by police per day in