Jun. 22nd, 2017

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So, I just watched the released video of the Philando Castile shooting case.

Warning: This is...super depressing. Basically, to describe what happened, a police officer pulls over a car, whose driver happens to be a black man. Black man informs police that he has a conceal permit and has the gun on his person, AS REQUIRED BY LAW.

Police officer proceed to FLIP HIS SHIT AND SHOOT THE MAN 7 TIMES.

SEVEN TIMES.

There is no question the police at the moment was scared. The question is: WHY? Because a black man has a legal permit to carry firearm and is exercising that right, so that's enough reason to be scared?

But the craziest part is, I have to also wonder, like Trevor Noah has on the Daily Show, ARE WE WATCHING THE SAME VIDEO?

How can people sit here and justify the police officer's complete and utter freak out was normal? It's his fucking job to stay calm. It should not be the fucking civilian's job to assure the police officer.

Don't cite at me how many police officers have been shot in the line of duty. MORE BLACK MEN HAVE BEEN SHOT. THOUSANDS have been shot. So, fuck off. No, your police officer lives are NOT more important and their freak outs to protect themselves are costing civilian lives. Civilians WHO DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS.

Either police forces need to increase vetting process or they need to stop arming their officers if this is how they respond to any sort of non-existent perceived threat.

Also, Fuck You America. Just Fuck You.

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