Sometimes, even on a sports website we need to address life.
Philando Castile was shot and killed by the police for a busted taillight. His girlfriend and his child was in the car at the time. She was then arrested for an unknown reason. She also shot a video live on Facebook. Castile admitted to having a weapon, that had a permit for, to the police and when he reached for his wallet they didn’t take the time to see what he was reaching for and they shot him. FOR NO REASON. He was honest with them. He didn’t try to pull his weapon or do anything to harm the police officers. But, he died. FOR NO REASON.
Alton Sterling was trying to sell CDs outside a store. He had no weapon or didn’t try to resist. But, he also died for no reason. All on video. It is very obvious he had no weapon. He was shot by the police for NO REASON. He also had a family waiting for him to come home.
They are just two people of the hundreds of black male and females to be killed by the police for NO REASON. But, what does the media try and point out about the victims? Anything to make them seem like a criminal. They show previous mugshots of those who have been arrested before, no matter the reason they were arrested. What do they show of the killers? Only the things to make them look like a “hero.” Why don’t they dug into the past of the killers? Probably because they know what they will find. They most likely will find that they have previously showed racism or wrongdoings of the past.
Going into either the victims nor the killers background changes what happened. But, guess what? When the killers go to trial they will only show the good the killers have done and the wrong the victims have done. And even though these crimes are on video, we known that there is only a 1% chance they will actually be convicted of them. Why is that? It’s because we still live in a world where the minority’s life isn’t as meaningful as a white cops. Or at least that’s how the media, jury or, judges are going to see it. And they are scared to see a minority doing better than a white person.
To say all lives matter shows that you really don’t understand what is happening. Yes, no one’s life is more important than others but that’s not the point either. White people aren’t getting killed for a broken taillight or a CD. They would get a chance to let the officer remove their permitted gun from them. Not automatically getting shot for being honest. If it was a white guy outside a store selling CDs, the officers probably would stop just to speak and show them support.
We live in a world where people are getting killed for the color of their skin. Slavery may have “ended” but racism sure hasn’t. THIS HAS TO STOP. NO ONE DESERVES TO DIE FOR NO REASON. A cop shouldn’t be deciding that your life will end today because of the color of your skin. God is the only person who has the power to decide when your last day on earth will be. And that’s for every race, not just the white people.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
THIS MUST STOP. NOT JUST FOR THE PRESENT BUT THE FUTURE OF OUR KIDS OF ALL RACES. IT MUST STOP FOR OUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF ALL RACES.
THIS MUST STOP BECAUSE IT IS SIMPLY NOT RIGHT.