Atrocious, I dont see how its legal! @wonderfulspam its not about colour per se, if white men were being killed when there was no need, it would be exactly the same...this is about abuse of power by certain policemen and the seemng acceptance of it by those with sick mindsets...if anyone is being killed by police with no excuse, they can be whte black pink or orange...its the same....but it does seems it happens more to black men
In some states you can 'open carry'. It's legal, if you have a licence, to walk around with a loaded semi automatic rifle on display.
The police in the U.S are faced daily with armed civilians, unlike here in Blighty, they are at a much greater risk of death & so, they will often shoot first & worry later.
When looking at why it seems more blacks are killed by the police it's worth noting that, statisticly, blacks do commit more crime than whites & so police are more likely to suspect blacks.
And, that when a white person is killed by the police, the media don't say "White man shot by police"
But they do
highlight race where blacks are concerened, fuelling the division.