In the Memory of Antwon Rose

Antwon Rose: For the sake of argument, let’s say that Antwon Rose and his associates did commit the shooting and the police pursued the right suspects. The fact remains that Mr Rose had absolutely no intentions to pose a threat to the police, nor did he have any intentions on engaging the police violently. That fact was evident by Mr. Rose’s choice to abandon two firearms in the car and by running AWAY from the police. Regardless if Mr. Rose was involved in the shooting beforehand, Mr. Rose still did not pose a threat to the police while running away, therefore he should not have been shot in the back as he was attempting to flee. No one should be shot in the back. For example, if someone unlawfully enters someone else’s home with the intention to burglarize it, and the homeowner is home. If that homeowner retrieves a firearm, once the burglar attempts to flee away from the homeowner, if that homeowner follows the burglar and thereby shoots him in the back, that homeowner will be held accountable. That is because the homeowner only has the right to use lethal force when his or her life is in direct danger. Once the burglar turns to flee, the threat is abated, so lethal force is no longer necessary. So the question is, why do we hold average citizens accountable and to a higher standard when discharging their firearms, and do not hold a TRAINED police officer accountable? Now I am not anti-police, but they must be held accountable under such circumstances and to a higher standard because of their training. The officer that discharged his firearm was more likely anxious due to it being his first day on the job, and he may not had any malicious intent, but the fact remains that the incident still occurred and that he had the proper training, therefore he must be held to some level of accountability.

writing by Darrick U. Hall



 

This is my writing regarding my feelings about all the nonsense and ignorance going on in the world.

This is my thoughts on the killings of our young African youths and the monstrous attacks against minorities.

Should we really be surprised at the offensive, detestable, and malevolent aversion that humankind has toward one another.

Rampage blue in the face savagery filled with depraved points of view and delusions of Gods and grandeur.

White supremacist domination, mastery, and control. In the color line of intolerance, the plague of violence and hatred in Jim Crow’s America.

One nation under God with liberty and justice for all.

Land of the Free?

A country forced upon stolen black backs for the eradication of Native Blood, should we really be surprised, as we speak out, marching military-style standing strong, heart broken and heavy, from witnessing genocide extinction of our precious male African seeds.

 

writing by Sarita Miller

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