In America, a white cop who fires seven (7) bullets into the back of a Black man, paralyzing him from the waist down, has nothing to worry about. He is back on the job.
It is department policy!
How many times have you heard that statement after a cop shoots, injury, or kills someone, usually a person of color?
But how on earth can police (department’s policy), whatever they are, supersede state law?
This is a question that needs answers; the public deserves answers; the reality is that no one bothers to ask these questions because only certain people are losing their lives at the hands of the police.
How does a Police Department get to set policy that defies common sense, decency, is morally and legally wrong.…. well, everywhere else, just not in the United States?
In America, whether there are protests on the streets or not, regardless of the lack of attention to it, police kill three (3) living breathing human beings every day.
But the killings by white police, do not tell the whole story, in the rare instance that the victim miraculously survives despite the barrage of bullets fired into their bodies, nothing happens to the state-sponsored killers.
That is exactly what happened in Wisconsin.….….Rusten Sheskey, the cop who put seven (7) bullets into Jacob Blake’s back in August of last year, is now back on the job.
Kenosha police responded to a “reported domestic incident” on Aug. 23 when Sheskey, who is white, fired seven rounds at the 29-year-old Blake, Black, as he opened and leaned inside the driver’s side door of a parked SUV.
All of this as Derek Chauvin is being tried for murder, and another white cop murdered Daunte Wright.