You and your dad are now stuck in the middle of the media, police and society. A society that is angry. Are they angry for you and your loss or are they angry at the injustice of everything and everyone involved. The much bigger picture. I dare say your father is a distant memory and they are more focused on the bigger moments then the people lost between.
I can say personally yes I do still want police to protect us; Yes I’m grateful they get up and do work I’d never ever do. However, my always constant thought when hearing of news like this is; “Why couldn’t they have shot him in the leg, arm, some where a little less harmful?”
I’m not sure if that is a stupid question or not. I know it’s always easier to judge a moment once it has passed, but those are always my thoughts. To take a life is a big deal, I wish more people spoke of that than he was black and a white person shot him.
Other states are starting to notice this too, other states are looking around at their police officers and creating a more democratic system. Perhaps North Carolina should follow this lead. In Massachusetts, a court ruled in Boston that “Black men fleeing from Boston police may have a reason to do so and therefore- should not be deemed suspicious“.