9:10pm, 8th July, 2016
The shooting of police officers in Dallas is slowly painting the supporters of ‘Black Lives Matter’ as terrorists. Of course, there are some bad apples and extremist groups everywhere, and it’s our duty to keep them away on both sides. So, before you start believing that ‘Black Lives Matter’ is an extremist group fighting for the wrong reasons, let’s take a leap into the recent past, so that you can have a fairly balanced view of the entire argument.
These are the last words of 5 Black Americans killed by unlawful police attacks.
1. John Crawford
Aged 22, John Crawford, an African-American, was shot down by Beavercreek police officer Sean Williams while holding a toy gun. This occurred on August 5, 2014 in a Walmart store in Ohio.
2. Sean Bell
Aged 23, on the morning before his marriage, Sean Bell was shot dead by NYPD Officers in New York on 25th November, 2006 and severely wounding two of his friends. The police officers allegedly shot more than 50 times. All three of them were unarmed, when they were attacked by the police. Surprisingly, all accused were found Not Guilty.
3. Michael Brown
During a protest in Missouri, the police officers fired at an unarmed black man aged 18. Michael Brown was shot multiple times but was killed by a bullet to the head, according to reports.
4. Eric Garner
Aged 46, Eric Garner was killed by a choke hold by a police officer in New York. He was allegedly selling loose cigarettes. Choke Hold is prohibited by NYPD policies.
5. Kendrec McDade
Believing that the 19 year old Kendrec McDade was involved in the theft of a laptop, he was shot dead by two police officers in Pasadena. The Police officers claim to have ordered the teen to stop but witnesses state otherwise.
I have purposely not included the Alton Sterling incident since that is the reason for all this. These are not even the tip of the ice berg.
Hope you consider all parts of the argument before making the judgement.