Archive for November, 2014

Not even an indictment?

November 25, 2014

A grand jury decided yesterday that despite conflicting testimony in a case that involved a cop fatally shooting an unarmed citizen, a formal trial of the officer wasn’t necessary.

An ironically titled “Peace Officer” shot an unarmed black man to death, and no formal trial will occur.

When should a formal trial happen, then? What set of circumstances prompts a trial? A white corpse? A rich corpse?

How’s this idea: when dealing with a law enforcement system which has shown systemic bias against black people, when officers of that system shoot black people we should bring greater scrutiny rather than less.