If there is one thing that should be unanimously agreed upon, it’s that the phenomenon of “driving while black” is very real. If you disagree, it’s not your opinion. You’re up against decades of studies, just a few which can be found by clicking here, and here. You’re also far more likely to have your vehicle searched if you’re a person of color.
If there is another thing that is becoming apparent, it’s that being lawfully armed while black is even more dangerous. As if the Yanez case was not a sobering enough example, apparently, even being a police officer an black while get you shot.
That’s right. An off duty cop, an African American, intervened to assist other officers after a car chase ended. He was then ordered to drop his weapon to go to the ground. After officers recognized him, he was allowed back up. That’s when another officer apparently not up to speed on the circumstance emerged from his squad, “feared for his life” and immediately shot his fellow police officer. With all the talk of gun safety and gun control, it may finally be time to start having a discussion on whether arming every single officer is a good idea.