As you know yesterday marked the 50 years since the assassination of the late great Martin Luther King Jr. Did you know that he was only 39 years of age? He was killed fighting for what he believe in which was personal rights. Today many brothers are losing their lives for no good reason. Maybe they were minding their own business, or a young kid walking home with a hooded sweatshirt that deems suspicious poses a threat. There are many more stories we can discuss, but the question is when does the senseless killing end. Why don’t people of all color have rights?
Officers are trained to “shoot to disable” not kill. One officer stated that they “shoot if kill” if they feel its a threat. If this is true, why are there so many African American victims that were shot when there was no way they can pose a threat such as the LaQuan McDonald case in Chicago, where he was shot 16 times walking away from the police. Does it really take 16 shots? He didn’t even have a weapon. Do you feel African Americans have personal rights today? Was the King’s death in vein? Is history repeating itself? Thank you for Reading!