It’s been happening.
Social media, rightfully so, is in an uproar over the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, black men, gunned down in their communities by the hands of police officers. At the age of 15 I remember feeling the same grief and anguish when police gunned down and shot unarmed, 23- year old, Guinean immigrant, Amadou Diallo, 41 times (of which 19 struck and killed Diallo). All four fuck boys, I mean police officers were acquitted and were found NOT GUILTY of second-degree murder. Sean Bell, on the morning of his wedding day, 2006, shot and killed; another UNARMED black man. The officers were charged with second- degree assault, and second- degree reckless endangerment, all found NOT GUILTY. Michael Brown, 2014, 18 year old UNARMED, shot and killed, by white police officer Darren Wilson, NOT GUILTY. 2015, 25 year old Freddie Gray killed by the arms of police officers, most of the officers, thus far have been found NOT GUILTY. The list goes on, this shit’s been happening. These are just the prevalent names that stand out and names that I remember their stories and faces over the years. Should I put my son’s name on this list or will he be one of the few to escape this plague?