Tuesday, July 5, 2016

So far this year US police have killed more than 600 people. Not the fault of #BLM

Police Killings Just Too Common. Besides unarmed men, the victims include women, children, the elderly as well as physically and mentally disabled people. If they are allowed to continue, who knows how bad it will get?
 While some people would like to blame the #BlackLivesMatter movement for the fact that some individuals have taken matters into their own hands and struck out violently against police force. Why is it that they don't recognize the possibility that one of the most deadly police organizations in the world has created this backlash by it's own actions and that the failure of the authorities to reign in this deadly force has left citizens in fear of an organization that is supposed to  be preserving peace in the land.  Too many people would like to equate #BLM to a terrorist organization. IMO the organization that is on track to take 1200 or more US lives has a much better chance of living up to that reputation.

See the linked Gardian article on the subject of people dying at the hands of US police.

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