Police work is hard (see Joe Rogan Defends Police: ‘They Have an Almost Impossible Job…’ and Dallas Police Chief Perfectly Challenges Protestors: ‘Become the solution…’). Idiots like Deray make it harder.
Like, oh, when he says something like this…
Toward the end of the discussion, Mckesson said he cannot think of an instance where it would be acceptable for a police officer to kill a person.
“When is it okay for someone to kill their child?” he asked. “That is the only way I can think about this. Somebody’s kid is being killed.”
Allow me to offer a different perspective. When is it okay for a cop to shoot someone? Off the top of my head…
- When a criminal pulls a gun on you.
- When said criminal refuses to cooperate while holding said gun.
- When a criminal assaults you with the use deadly force.
- When a criminal assaults someone else with the use of deadly force.
I think you get the point. Here’s another problem with Deray’s comment. The police officer? That’s someone’s kid too. That’s someone’s son or daughter. It’s also someone’s mother or father and someone’s husband or wife. Everyone is a “someone” to somebody else.
What about them, Deray? Does #BlackLivesMatter think it’s acceptable for them to be killed?
Because I think it’s acceptable for those sons and daughters to defend themselves.
But let’s not let rational thinking get in the way of a good narrative, right?