I’ve been watching the news closely and seeing the outrage and protests over the grand juries’ decisions about not indicting the police officers who killed two unarmed black men who committed crimes. It seems the law protects the police when they use excessive force against a criminal just by saying that their lives were in danger.
The protests are huge in a lot of cities across the country. It does signal that the police use too much firepower against mere criminals while very dangerous men with an arsenal of weapons simply walk over to groups of people either in a movie theatre or a parking lot of a Safeway grocery store without the policy noticing them and killing innocent people. The police only captured them. In some case, the gunmen took their own lives before the policy could confront them.
Hopefully, things will get better for everyone in 2015.