Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Three tragic and very American things about the police killing a 12-year-old girl during her family's eviction

Three thoughts after reading 12-year-old girl fatally shot during family’s eviction from Pennsylvania home:

1. The US has more than enough homes for everyone, yet people are still driven from their homes.

2. The police know dispossessed people will be desperate, yet they go into these situations ready to kill rather than negotiate.

3. To the people who prefer #BlackLivesMatter to #AllLivesMatter, Ciara Meyer's life doesn't matter, even though white people represent two-thirds of America's poor and two-thirds of the people the police kill.

ETA: Regarding the last point, most black people, like most white people, think "all lives matter" reflects their belief: Black Lives Matter Or All Lives Matter? - Rasmussen Reports™