Remember last year, when the nation erupted in outrage after Darren Wilson, a white officer, shot and killed Mike Brown, a black man? We’re betting you do.
Remember just recently, when 20-year-old Dillon Taylor was shot by a black police officer outside of a local 7-eleven? We’re guessing you don’t.
That incident in August was pushed under the rug, probably because it didn’t fit the narrative of the media and liberals throughout the country.
Now, Police Chief Chris Burbank claims that there is footage that holds some serious evidence in the hands of authorities, but argues that he will release it only at the “appropriate time.”
“You will see on camera…the actions of everyone involved, including up to the point where our officer utilizes deadly force and his response thereafter,” Burbank told reporters. “ It would be wholly inappropriate to take the most vital piece of evidence that we have and put it out to the public prior to the officer having some due process.”
Meanwhile, Taylor’s family and friends maintain that he was unarmed at the time of the shooting, and offered no physical threat to the officer in question.
“It didn’t make sense to me when I first heard everything, and they tried to say he had a gun,” Aaron Swanenberg, Taylor’s friend, told reporters. “I knew Dillon. He never packed a gun.”
Taylor’s sister also paints a very different picture than the one the media is portraying, claiming that he was determined to turn over a new leaf.
“He was trying to do better for himself,” Marissa Martinez told reporters. “And this is what happens to him? It was really heartbreaking.”
The media has blatantly refused to discuss race in the case, referring to the officer only as “non-white.” Clearly, they are terrified to say that he is black.
What do you think? Are you tired of the double standard?