And this:IMO, LE don't earn enough money to police neighborhoods like this one...but they choose to do it and that is why we should get off the band wagon of persecuting cops and look at the total picture.
And this:This [bad parents]is what you are defending, while blaming LE:
And of course I've never said anything at all derogatory against "Law enforcement." So you've invented straw men and then object when I argue against the straw men you invented.I tell you what...when someone steals your car, or hurts one of your loved ones...call a criminal..LOL. This is not victim blaming at all...it is part of the solution to a huge problem. We can sit back and bash the folks who protect...or we can rally around the ones who are criminals.
I'm trying to understand a little better and asked two simple questions. Where should he go if not for the rec center and the nearby park? And how could his mom have known he traded his phone for a gun?I have not said one nice thing about the cop who killed Tamir, he was unfit to do his job and was hired anyway. We have a problem in this country with LE relationships and I think the problem is more than "douche bag" cops...it is society as a whole. If you or anyone else choose to allow a 12 years old to play in a park that is riddled with violence, than you have the right to do so...the US is a free country. When that child gets hurt or killed, you have no one to blame but yourself because you were aware of the problems that could happen. I think when you become a parent, you will see things a lot differently. I am not the only one who feels this way, many parents do, especially the AA Mothers who chose a different path for their kids. They are the worst critics of this case.
And he was killed by a cop in that park. I'd understand if he'd been caught in the crossfire of a drug deal (I watched 30 minutes of tape and didn't see another soul on camera except some guy sitting at the Gazebo), but I don't actually think that any mother should expect that her son will be killed by POLICE at a local park. Give me a break.