Among the joys for the American people, and particularly for those who are of African American or Hispanic heritage would be just ONE day without another story in which police were frightened and had to defend themselves against a kid or emotionally unstable person. Chase Sherman was traveling with his parents in the state of Georgia. He is — or should I say, WAS- a 32 emotionally unstable young man and began acting up in the back seat of his parent’s car. The parents contacted a local sheriff’s department in order to help calm down their son.
At no point did the parents indicate they felt threatened, at no point did they indicate in any shape or form their sone was a threat to anyone. Several sheriff’s deputies rushed to the scene of this “violence” and began to blast away with their tasers.One deputy placed his knee on the chest of Mr. Sherman whose last words were: “I’m dead. I’m dead. I said, I just quit.”
Unfortunately, the sheriffs never quit.