The past few weeks have brought the Black Lives Matter issue to a head with the deaths of black men at the hands of white Police Officers. I believe that Black Lives Matter, and I think what happened is inexcusable and should never have taken place. The TV News Media and the Press have had feeding frenzy over all that has happened, which I believe stirred up the racial tension even more.
It seems everyone focuses on the end result of the incidents, and little attention is given to what led up to them. In many of the cases, when persons were confronted by police, the situation escalated when the victim began arguing, refusing to do what was asked of them. In some cases, the victims actually physically confronted the police officer. As a result, things ended up very badly for all involved.
If they had co-operated, I believe, most of them would be alive today.
Someone once said, “You can be right and still be wrong!” I believe this is one of those times.
Too many lives lost
Respect needed on both sides
Co-operation is a Survival Skill!
Painting: Dwight L. Roth