20 Tweets That Perfectly Explain Why Killing Police Is Not The Answer
It's safe to say anyone with a heart is devastated by the violence that occurred in Dallas on Thursday night. Five police officers were killed by snipers during a protest over recent police killings of black men.
Yes, the US has a problem with police violence and racism, but, no, killing cops is not the solution.
Cop killings do nothing but feed the never-ending violence that is already too prevalent in the US.
Moreover, cop killings like this discredit the #BlackLivesMatter movement in many people's eyes, which is overwhelmingly peaceful and seeks to end violence in the US -- not create more.
The US criminal justice system, which includes police, has a disproportionate impact on minorities. You don't have to dig too deep to see this.
Blacks are far more likely to be pulled over, killed by police and incarcerated than other Americans, in spite of the fact they only make up approximately 13 percent of the population. We cannot afford to ignore this.
But killing cops is not the answer. Answering violence with more violence is never the answer.
In the past few weeks alone, we've seen far too much violence and devastation in this country. We've all been given too many reasons to wake up and feel devastated by the current state of affairs in the US.
These tweets perfectly capture why killing cops will not solve anything. As a society, as a country, we can do so much better than this.