Before the ink was dry on my post ‘#Black Lives Matter,’ we hear of yet another Black man being killed by Police. I won’t elaborate on what happened this time, I’ll let the video speak for itself.
I have just one question and then my comment. Why was it necessary toTtaser Mr. Harris when two or more Policemen already had him face down on the ground? One officer had his knee on the back of Mr. Harris’ head and another had Mr. Harris’ arms pinned with his knee. At this point, all they had to do was cuff him and put him in the back of the squad car. I can even see hitting Mr. Harris once or twice if he resisted getting into the car. But he never got that far. The police escalated the violence far beyond what was necessary, by asking Mr. Bates to Taser Mr. Harris.
Now for my comment:
Given Mr. Bates’ age, 73, his wealth, and community standing, he will, unfortunately, receive nothing more than six months to a year of probation for killing Mr. Harris. He will live out that time in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family and friends joking about how he bagged him one, while Mr. Harris will be nothing more than another trophy on his wall.
Why didn’t they chase the White woman in the video?
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