Mike's behavior in the store is not acceptable. That is not the point. If Mike is the sort to be abusive and threatening, then it is the duty of a well trained Police officer to make every effort to diffuse any confrontations with folks who behave this way. Yes, filming would have put this to rest once and for all. There would be no question about what happened.<quoted text> Oh gosh. You desire a video of the police confrontation, knowing now there is not one. You say that might help. Well, we have video of Mike in the store, correct? Do you see anyone in that video escalating the situation EXCEPT MIKE? Did the clerk approach him with any kind of UNWARRANTED attitude? Are we to allow the Mike's of the world to run over top of us because if we make them mad they might give us "attitude"? Also, if a damn police officer badge and gun don't settle your ass down, I highly doubt a damn camera would make a bit of difference! Nor would giving him a big teddy bear hug while singing Hush a Little Baby. smh
Maybe the police officer did his job exactly as he was supposed to, but now we will never know.
And if you think that Mike's behavior is somehow a typical behavior to be attributed to him because of his race, think again.
There are teachers in this country that have to deal with combative, disrespectful youth on a daily basis and do get assaulted and they have no gun to settle the argument. Nor should they. And the kids come in all colors and from all backgrounds.
I have experienced that with absolutely no back up and the reality is nobody cares. Left classroom teaching because of it. So how about you step in and do a top our of duty in the classroom. I give you about a day.
The problem in our society is that there is a fundamental disease called "lack of respect." It is pervasive and every generation gets worse.
Everybody seems to carry with them some sort of self righteous bull crap and they all blame others for their predicaments.
Racism on both sides just escalates the vitriol.