Stop Running from the Police…it could cost you your life

There is a certain protocol when dealing with the police. You should answer their questions respectfully. You should follow their directions and you should not run from them. We have seen Walter Scott shot down like a dog when he tried to flee the police. In Tulsa a man was shot and killed when a volunteer cop mistakenly drew his gun instead of his taser. One can criticize the actions of the police in both cases, but we also are left with the question would they be alive if they had not run? When you ask this question many will criticize you and even threaten to withdraw your “black card”, but I sincerely believe Black Lives Matter and we must do all we can to save them. We can not continue to lump all the cases together and ignore the specific facts of each case. Cable is full of talking heads linking Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Warren Scott and Eric Courtney Harris. All these case have been and will be reviewed. Facts matter and we can not ignore them as we assemble a collective narrative.

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  • WalknRun1  On April 14, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    That was what struck me when I saw the latest video. Why run? Stop running, listen & comply. I listened to the man’s brother talk about how loving and kind he was, but the image of him running didn’t convey that. Looks like he was trying not to get caught, but in the end he caught a bullet.

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