As I watch CNN every so often there is some black guy or gal, who speaks in awe of Donald Trump as some sort of savior. Even as they speak,CNN is showing sights of black and white people in the streets protesting against the death of a black man. In most cases, the black man is, at some point, in a car. For one reason or another, the automobile is halted, the man leaves the car. In virtually all cases, the man is not brandishing a weapon. We ares shown pictures of a man walking away from cops, or holding his hands up in the air, or lying on the ground being searched by a cop.
So, how come the end result of these actions is a shot to the body? I do not hate the police, I spent twenty years teaching cops about the history of crime. Most are decent people. BUT, there is within each police department, men and women who simply should not be allowed near a weapon that can kill people. So, few suggestions:
1. Unless a shot was fired by the person who is considered a threat, use of tasers should be mandatory.
2. If the perp has his hands in the air, for God’s sake aim at his feet!
3. The use of rubber bullets can send a person to the ground. Why not use them?
4. FIRING A WEAPON AT AN UNARMED PERSON SHOULD BE THE LAST RESORT AFTER ALL OTHER STRATEGIES WERE EMPLOYED!