Lately there has been a lot of police brutality against the African-American community. Sandra Bland, Ezell Ford, Laquan McDonald, Freddie Gray, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the list goes on. These are all victims of police brutality. The newest victim is 23 years old, Korryn Gaines.
Korryn Gaines was shot in a police stand off in her apartment with her 5 year-old son present. Gaines and her boyfriend both had warrants for their arrest. The police came to Gaines’ house to arrest her for her warrants. Gaines was sitting on the floor with a shot gun pointed to police when the door was opened. The police then backed away and went for back up.
For hours Gaines’ and her son sat in the apartment while police stood outside the door. Gaines’ boyfriend ran off with their 1 year old daughter. Once the police came close Gaines’ told the officers she would kill them if they did not leave. The officers proceeded with shooting at her.
When the officers fired, Gaines began to fire back several rounds. The police then killed her, striking her 5 year old son.
A few months back Gaines was pulled over and refused to give police any information, which resulted her going to jail. She said that because she was in jail starved for two days, she suffered a miscarriage.
Some say that Gaines was mentally ill, some say this is police brutality. However, my question for you is did Gaines deserve to be shot. In the video of Gaines getting pulled over she immediately got defensive towards the officers after they tried to help her out numerous of times. It is reported that Gaines was raised to have thoughts of a Black Panther and she was racist towards caucasian people.
Gaines threatened the police with guns, when they never had guns pulled on her. So is this really another situation of black lives matter? Or is this just another African-American having hatred for every white man and woman, or police officer because of the evil things SOME caucasian police officers have made. Several instagram posts showed Gaines hatred for the Caucasian community.
On the 4th of July she posted several pictures expressing her hatred for the holiday and how African-Americans were still slaves so they should not celebrate the holiday.
But wait there is a plot twist! There is a video of Gaines 5 year old son speaking about the shooting and he said that the police shot him on purpose when they seen him run. Also the child never stated if his mother actually ever shot at the police.
So my question remains, is this police brutality or not? Comment your thoughts below.