“Bad things happen to good people.” It’s a saying that goes back to our childhoods. Things that shouldn’t happen to people who do everything they can to be good individuals get hurt, go through hard times, and die too young.
But what about the bad things that can be prevented?
According to the Huffington Post, at least 15 black people have been killed by police since Colin Kaepernick began his protest in the NFL.
This protest started on Aug 26.
In recent news, Terence Crutcher was killed in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was walking to his car, followed by four police officers, and was shot to death.
Betty Shelby killed him. She responded to a call about a car left in the middle of the road, and it ended in first-degree murder.
The odd thing about this case is that she was actually charged. She was placed in the Tulsa jail at 1 a.m. on Sept 16, and released at 1:20 a.m.
Seems fair, right?
A man lost his life because she somehow felt threatened by him standing there, and she went to jail for 20 minutes.
Justice is served.
Shelby’s lawyer stated that Crutcher was not following her instructions. So in her eyes, a man deserved to die because when he was bombarded with four police officers, he did not follow the instructions they were all screaming at him.
Something has to be done about this. This year, in light of all of the police brutality surrounding race, a movement called “Black Lives Matter” has surfaced.
The fact that people in this country feel it is necessary to start this movement is really sad to me. After all these years. All the fighting. All of the hatred.
Nothing has changed.
Black people are still treated unfairly in this country. It is 2016, and we still can’t realize that everyone is equal. That’s so ridiculous. Get with the times people.