This victim’s youth makes this incident an egregious example of poor policing, but it fits a trend in the US of Black citizens being shot at a disproportionate rate by law enforcement. Black Americans are just 14% of the population but are shot by police at twice the rate of White Americans. This officer must be fired and charged to show citizens that cops will be held accountable.
While this incident obviously must be investigated, it is outrageous that the mainstream media and its leftist pundits are making a racial connection despite both the accused officer and the victim being Black — just like they did when five Memphis officers killed Tyre Nichols. Once again, the woke left is nonsensically playing the race card.
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