This morning, the news is out of Minnesota. And the news is troubling, to say the very least.
A black man, 32 years old, is pulled over by a cop the previous evening. The car, apparently, had a broken taillight, And I don't know if the part was on order or not. The man had his girlfriend and her daughter with him.
The driver informs the officer that he has a concealed-carry permit and has a weapon on him at the time.
The cop--doesn't think. He starts screaming and kills the man, right in front of the lady and her daughter.
The woman is cuffed and thrown into the back of the squad car. WTF?!
The world has gone mad! Cops gunning down a cooperative individual, and probably not because of the weapon of he informed?! This is appalling.
Has our system become a total police state where the innocent get killed, the guilty go free and the morons and haters rule?
This happened not far from where my sister lives, near the State Fair Grounds in Falcon Heights, MN. The cop is now on "Paid leave." Excuse me? This is just wrong.
The world has gone mad. This isn't a case of a man brandishing a weapon at the cops. This is a case of either a Noob or a skinhead gone nuts. Would banning weapons have done any good? This is a case of the "Good guy" -- a man in uniform, sworn to protect and serve -- killing for no reason which I can discern.
Dayton, at least, has done the right thing by asking the DOJ to investigate. But it doesn't excuse the action of the man with the badge!
There are protests. Sure. I agree. The thing is, in MN, these protests are peaceful. The demands are for justice, not reparations. They are for explanations, not excuses. Unlike Baltimore and Ferguson, it is apparently quiet...
Let's get the whole story, but DAMMIT...
In a world gone mad, sanity is revolutionary. And when gunning someone down in such a manner is acceptable, it is time to stop and think.
Unless something comes to light proving otherwise, that the cop really believed he was going to be shot...video proof... it's time that the police department is evaluated for sanity and latent hatred. It's just too much for me.
This isn't Trump's America. It's not Obama's America. It is ours. And we're becoming enarmored of violence, tolerant of race hatred, and the Devil's pawns.
It's time for a full investigation, and a full repent of the evil that is arising-- AS I SEE IT!