Our kids should not have to fear the badge

In the last couple of days there has been a lot of talk of police brutality. From the Kelly Thomas “murder” and now a similar story out of Oklahoma City.

This man, like Kelly Thomas, could not fully understand the danger he was in at that exact moment in time. This is difficult to comprehend because the officers in both incidents can argue that they were in the situation and obviously it’s a lot different than quarterbacking from the comfort of my couch.

I’d like to think though that I have some experience in this sort of situation. I add that they have a whole lot more responsibility than either Kelly Thomas or Pearl Pearson.

In the Thomas situation the fact that we can sit through the close to 30 min video and literally listen to the man meet his end at the hands of some painfully and clearly uncaring officers.

Even as I write this I can’t help but picture the pain that father has to endure every time he sits and listens for his son yelling out for him.


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