There is a hard core of Americans who insist that police are the endangered species within our nation. This hard core simply ignores the evidence of daily life and death because if a cop shoots a black person it MUST be a justified act of God. In Tulsa, they employ 73 year old reserve police officers for some reason. Some Tulsa cops halted Eric Harris for some reason or another. NO, he was not a criminal engaged in stealing or threatening any innocent person. He was black, he had to be halted before committing some act of breaking the law. The video shows him on the ground and then 73 year old reserve officer Bob Bates blasts away. “I shot him, I’m sorry.” Apparently he was reaching for his stun gun and got the wrong gun.
Mr. Harris is heard saying, “he shot me, oh my God, I’m losing my breath.” Another officer is heard saying, “fuck your breath.” Just another encounter in modern America between a black skinned citizen and our guardians of the law. Why does it require several police to subdue an man is beyond comprehension. Don’t they train police in techniques of subduing people without resort to arms? Heck, in the US Army we were trained in hand to hand combat! Mr. Bates told the media: “It was me. my attorney had advised me not to comments as much as I would.”
Just another day in America. Just another dead black person. Just another police officer who shot when he should not have shot.