Tag Archives: Walter Scott

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.

Do black people forgive too quickly?

Last month we saw a group of frat brothers sing a racist song while on the way to a frat formal dinner. This was captured on videotape and the two ringleaders were expelled from school. One of the singers reached out to some local black leaders and apologized for his actions. They accepted his apology and actually appeared on stage at a press conference with him. Last night I watched the family of Walter Scott talk to the media. His mother said she has forgiven the policeman that took her son’s life. She forgives a man who fired 8 bullets at her son. It was videotape that showed how the policeman took the life of Walter Scott. So how can you forgive someone who kills a loved one? That’s a question I can’t answer, but what I will say is I would be hard pressed to do it this quickly.

Walter Scott was executed by Michael Slager…will the state sanction it?

Walter Scott was pulled over for a broken taillight. Why did he end up dead. According to Officer Michael Slager Scott was shot because the officer feared for his life. The tape seems to suggest something far different. Slager has been charged with murder. Thank God for the video.