I make my "assumptions" based on direct LEO sourcing. Perhaps in your part of the country things are different but I doubt it. I get that you want police to be perceived as the altruistic ideal person we should follow as an example but that isn't the case. Much like we have criminals and bad apples in society that same cross section appears in our police force. Most of the population are good, law abiding citizens(even the illegal ones) but there are always bad apples in the bunch. Same goes for police.What’s ****ed up is all the assumptions you have to come to in order to just declare this as fact. The assumption, by so many, that his race absolutely played a fact in him getting shot is absurd. Again, can you tell me more about the situation? Do you know anything that was happening when the innocent man was shot? Do you know what the original report was to the police? Do you know how many people the officer that shot the innocent man saw, who were holding guns before he shot?
It’s people like you who make your assumptions, regardless of your complete ignorance of anything that actually happened, as fact that are the problem. You don’t just get to say that race is factor, just because a white person shoots a black person. What you never seem to ever see, is the hypocrisy in your posts. You are turning it into a race issue, while knowing nothing other than a white man shot a black man, and accusing me of wanting the simple answer. How convienent of you to go back to the first question I posed, and ignore the questions where I was actually making my point. I am not saying race wasn’t a factor because I don’t know. You on the other hand are saying it as fact, when just like me, you don’t know. The problem is people like you who can’t say the words “I don’t know,” so you just feel that your assumptions are truth. That’s the problem.
Los Angeles is probably one of the most diverse cities in the US and our police force reflects that diversity. I've talked to every different type race that is a LEO in the L.A.P.D. and all of them tell me the same thing. For such a diverse cross section to come up with the same viewpoint tells me that the brotherhood has permeated their value system. It doesn't matter what race the LEO is. They all have the same perception. Granted, some less than others but the view pretty much follows a similar thread whoever the LEO is. This is the influence the brotherhood has on not only their views but their actions that stem from those same views.