I must comment on the March 1 news article “Tension follows fatal shooting by police” concerning the recent shooting of a young African-American man by a Raleigh police officer.
Southern born and raised, I’ve never considered myself a racist. My many African-American friends would back me up on this.
One thing I learned years ago when my parents taught me right from wrong is that you don’t run from the police. If the police officer says stop, you stop. If you are a “felony drug suspect” with a gun, you might get shot if you don’t.
I agree this country has seen way too many shootings of African-Americans by police officers. When this happens, people get angry and shout “Black Lives Matter.” William Barber, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton appear in the news along with hundreds of angry folks who scream justice.
Never miss a local story.
I am confused about one thing, though. Where are these same people when an innocent African-American child or a loving African-American grandmother are shot and killed by African-American gang members in a drive-by shooting or in a gang-related fight? Where are they? It seems to me that all lives matter. Remember that.