I'm with you on that. I also don't like when they play the race card. If this was a white kid shot would there have been all this rioting? The police are excessive when they kill a black kid but not when its a white kid?
International Level: New Activist / Political Participation: 23 2.3%
Deadly Force Lab Finds Racial Disparities In Shootings
Participants in an innovative study of deadly force were more likely to feel threatened in scenarios involving black people. But when it came time to shoot, participants were biased in favor of black suspects, taking longer to pull the trigger against them than against armed white or Hispanic suspects.
The Pentagon gave local cops nearly 12,000 bayonets:
Since 2006, the Pentagon distributed more than 79,000 assault rifles, 205 grenade launchers, nearly 12,000 bayonets, nearly 4,000 combat knives, 50 airplanes, 479 bomb detonator robots, and much more to America's local cops. Ref. Source 9
International Level: New Activist / Political Participation: 19 1.9%
14-Year-Old Films Violent Traffic Stop, Opens Up About Excessive Force By Police: Video
"I was scared, but that's what really gave me the courage to keep videotaping, because I was scared - and I knew if we took this to court, we had something to fight against them, because police have more power than us," Said the 14-year-old, who used his cellphone to record the incident. Ref. Source 2
5 reasons you should never submit to a police search - even if you have nothing to hide:
Do you know what your rights are when a police officer asks to search you? If you're like most people I've met in my eight years working to educate the public on this topic, then you probably don't. Ref. Source 6
Obama resists demands to curtail police militarisation :
Barack Obama has resisted calls to cancel or significantly curtail federal programs that transfer billions of dollars of military equipment to local police forces on Monday, choosing instead to focus on improving the training of officers given access to high-powered weapons and armoured vehicles previously used in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ref. Source 9