Black people are not a threat.
I’ve been following this story since it broke, reading every story I could find but I hesitated mentioning it yet. I saw a picture of the neighbor who is an older black man who called the NON-EMERGENCY number hoping for a gentle “is everything ok, neighbor?” housecall, which is what he was SUPPOSED TO DO.
Not sneak around the house. Not shoot the homeowner. Not go through with his camera to find a legal handgun that was ALL THE WAY in her BEDROOM, far away from her, not AT ALL ANY kind of threat to the officer, and documenting it to cover his ass.
What are you NOT SEEING? The name of the officer. A picture of the officer. But you see a picture of the black neighbor, who didn’t do a damn thing wrong IF an officer didn’t respond who saw black people as a threat.
I’m sharing this post because of this one line: Black people are not a threat.