The officer then shot her dead.
There are videos posted on youtube that show the incident. And there are dozens even hundreds of posters mocking her death. They talk about how she did a great flip when she was shot. There are comments claiming "good riddance". It is a sad, sad commentary on how cynical and callous our society has become.
I am lucky that I got a chance to talk with her sister online. As I have tried to explain I lead a couple of racial/cultural discussion groups at Meetup and Facebook. We talk about police brutality sometimes. Because though it is traditionally thought of as a racial issue, many non-"Black" folks have serious issues with policing as well. So I have started a bit of an outreach program to collect these experiences. Her sister told me about her son and the issues she was having in her life. Apparently, she was trying to call family members when the police approached her.
Even if you don't think this is another issue of police violence, why on earth would you mock this woman and make fun of her death? What is her son supposed to think?
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I'm glad people like you are there for her and her family
Apparently it feels more like a payback for some people , I'm taking a wild guess that these are BLM supporters, probably young black people and white liberals who think their doing good by being racist and sexist
Anyway If what you say is true then she doesn't deserve to be mocked
I don't want to jump to conclusions but it sounds like people are happy that instead of another black person like Georg Floyd and Breonna Taylor , it's a white woman
As a BLM supporter myself i don't support this shit regardless of race
We should all try and fix the justice system, I hoping it will give people a sense that there police aren't doing their jobs properly and hopefully come together to solve the problem
Here's how police do their job properly: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peelian_Principles
I'd quote some, but all 9 are nearly 200 years old and just as relevant today. It's not a long read.
There may be some of that. But I don't think it is that much. I am actually going to be doing a web show soon with a couple of brothers who are BLM haters. One is a former cop who definitely defends the officer in the shooting. The other guy and I fell out over Ryan Whitaker. I had reached out to his family only to find out that his family blames the lack of publicity for his case on BLM, when the only way people know about his murder is because BLM activists have talked about it.
So it should be an interesting couple of months.
But I know of no BLM effort or rally supportive of an officer. . . even a "Black" one who was involved in a case of police brutality. in fact, BLM went to Minneapolis to march when Justine Damon was killed by a "Black" officer.
He is currently serving 11 years in prison.