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Lessons from recent deaths by police would curb repeat instances

Politicians and demonstrators are expressing outrage at the failure to prosecute policemen in the deaths last year in Missouri and New York that have been the subject of media attention. There are a few lessons from those and other recent deaths involving the police that are worth noting.

First, don’t point a gun, real or toy, at a policeman.

Second, don’t attempt to take a policeman’s weapon from him.

Third, don’t physically resist arrest, especially if you have a health condition such as chronic asthma.

Fourth, if a policeman asks you to move from a road or other place, just do it.

If we, regardless of our race, follow those rules, there should be no repeat of the recent tragedies.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Dan Hintz on 01/08/2015 - 04:19 pm.


    • Submitted by rolf westgard on 01/09/2015 - 02:45 am.


      The excuse offered by White splaining is the kind of thing that prevents us from tackling the real problems.
      A high percent of young blacks are in jail because they commit more crimes, not because white folks are biased. If we believe the latter, we will not tackle the real reasons, and the problem continues.

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