A policeman shot another guy with black skin. Is that politically incorrect? If a guy has black skin, a policeman is not allowed to shoot him? No matter what? What if he is resisting arrest? What if his behavior is dangerously suspicious? What if he is reaching into his car, and you don’t know what he up to? You just know you have a gun pointed at him, and he doesn’t seem to care.
Here are some of the reports I found online.
- BREAKING NEWS: Video Shows Police Shooting Of An African-American Man in Kenosha, Wisconsin — Protests Starting (redstate.com)
- Joe Biden Fails to Condemn Kenosha Riots; Calls Shooting ‘Systemic Racism’ (breitbart.com)
- Kenosha protesters, police clash in second night of unrest, ‘massive fires’ reported (foxnews.com)
- Video shows police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, shooting Black man in back (nbcnews.com)
- WATCH: Kenosha Police Shooting Video Shows Man Shot in ‘Back’ Multiple Times, Governor Says (heavy.com)
- Watch now: See video of Kenosha police shooting of Jacob Blake (madison.com)
Don’t like my list of reports? Too Conservative. Google: kenosha wisconsin riots. The Liberal Democrat news media doesn’t seem to have much interest in riots anymore.
Are there other reports that contain the answer to my question? Could someone tell me why this shooting justifies rioting? What is the cause? Is this just an excuse for a new kind of party with a looting theme? If every time the police shoot a guy with black skin we have riots, how does that help anyone?
Consider what the governor of Wisconsin said.
Gov. Tony Evers released this statement tonight:
“Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times, in broad daylight, in Kenosha. Kathy and I join his family, friends and neighbors in hoping earnestly that he will not succumb to his injuries. While we do not have all the details yet, what we know for certain is he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or in our country.
We stand with all those who have and continue to demand justice, equality and accountability for Black lives in our country — lives like those of George Floyd, of Breonna Taylor, Tony Robinson, Denise Hamilton, Earnest Lacy, and Sylville Smith. And we stand against excessive use of force and immediate escalation when engaging with Black Wisconsinites.
I have said all along that although we must offer our empathy, equally important is our action. In the coming days, we will demand just that of elected officials in our state who have failed to recognize the racism in our state and our country for far too long. (from here (madison.com))
If you were a police officer, how would you like having that guy for your boss? How would you like that guy appointing judges?
Was the shooting tragic? Yes. Do I feel sorry for the children who saw their father killed? Yes, but all the empathy in the world does not justify blaming the police. We don’t hire policemen to fix us or all the problems in the world. We hire them to protect us from each other. If we were perfect, we would not need policemen. We would not even need a government.
A policeman or a policewoman is just another human being. Angels don’t seem to want the job.
Few policemen ever shoot anyone. Have a pity when one of them does. Even when it is justified, that is a difficult thing to live with. For better or worse God blessed most of us with a conscience.