I'm a little late, but I'm just reading this report about the shooting of Vonderrick Myers Jr., by an off-duty officer in St. Louis, Missouri. I'm really praying for St. Louis. Why do the police keep on shooting to kill people?? Myers was shot 16 times, according to reports. Really? 16 times though? As if once wasn't enough.
IF someone is coming at an officer, the officer should shoot them in the leg or maybe tase the person. But they should not be shooting to kill. Myers was not even coming at the officer. He only had a sandwich in hand, according to several individuals in the community. So sad.
You are not above the law just because you wear a badge. When is all this foolishness going to stop?? This is crazy. Then I read statements like "the officer was not injured, and a gun was recovered at the scene." Really?? Who cares about that officer? What about justice for Michael Brown and Vonderrick Myers and for others who have had to experience stupid excessive force at the hands of the police? When will walking while black NOT be a crime in this nation?
I just want to encourage and inspire as many people as I can for Jesus Christ.