We have witnessed another senseless tragedy: the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Desperate cries for gun control almost immediately surfaced. While the motivation for such pleas cannot be questioned, their timing and impact can be.
Gun-related homicides take place every day in the United States with New Orleans, Detroit, Baltimore, Miami, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta leading the way on a per capita basis. Chicago barely makes the top ten (#9). These major cities roughly parallel the rates of Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Columbia, Brazil, and South Africa, respectively (and Guyana in the case of Chicago). Yet, our moral outrage is often reserved for mass casualty events. …Read more
RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., August 25, 2014 – The shooting death of any human being is a tragedy. However, the shooting death of a Black individual by a White police officer is a temptation for the media and a selfish opportunity for others. If you had any doubt, you need only look to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
In a rational world, a legal process would be followed; the same legal process that is followed in every other type of case. Evidence would be gathered including but not limited to forensics, witness testimony, and any possible recording(s) of the incident … Read more