Police shoot whites, too
In a recent editorial, The Sun suggests that the shooting of an unarmed Terrence Crutcher was unwarranted, and based on the video I have seen, I have to agree (“Freddie Gray deja vu,” Sept. 22).
The editorial also mentions NFL football player Colin Kaepernick’s protests of racial injustice and the deadly encounters between police and African-Americans, yet what you fail to mention is that more whites are killed by police in this country then blacks.
A recent article in The Washington Post said that of last year’s 987 fatal police shootings, 50 percent were of whites and 26 percent were of blacks. That’s one heck of a difference. But do you see whites burning and rioting and looting? Do you see whites or Hispanics outraged over this?
The media doesn’t want to bring these statistics to the public — it isn’t news. Just last week in Baltimore, an African-American chef and a Morgan State University student were killed in separate incidents. Where were the protests by black leaders in our city?
Protests only happen when it involves the police shooting of an African-American. And in Charlotte, the police officer who did the shooting was an AfricanAmerican, so it isn’t a black or white thing all of the time.