Don't fall for it.
Don't fall for the race hustlers that want to convince you that a white, Australian woman, Justine Damond, killed by a Somalian-American police officer, was strictly racially motivated, and not a part of a greater issues: a system that supports, hides and protects police brutality.
Yes, a man of African descent killed a white woman from Australia, but this is not systematic.
For the people who are using this tragedy as a way to dismiss Black Lives Matter as a racist organization, realize that many black leaders and media that support Black Lives Matter have been reporting this story as if it was a violent attack that happened one of their own — they're analyzing this story moreso than conservative and MSM sites.
It's almost as if Philando Castile's mother could see this coming. She said, " … when they get done with us (blacks), they coming for you (everyone else), for you, for you and all your interracial children (Philando Castile was the last high-profile victim of police brutality. He was the black man who was killed by Minnesota police on Facebook live despite having license to carry and complying with police commands)."
Nobody really seemed to take her words to heart, but this event is a perfect example of what his mother was warning.
What happened to Justine Damond is tragic and as Shaun King wrote in his NY Daily News column, this has opened up the world of American police brutality to well-intentioned white people around the globe. They might not have been concerned about police brutality because they thought it would only affect people of color, but here's an example that shows otherwise.
Side note: There have been many instances of police brutality affecting people of all different background (even though most of these events affect people of color). Recently there was a white teen in California who was killed by police while handcuffed and an Asian teen from Washington state who was killed for holding a pen. Both were killed by police under questionable circumstances, and guess who covered this asking for more answers? Black people.
In the case of Damond, the police officers had both of their body cameras turned off and cannot find the dash cam footage of the shooting where the accused officer shot at the woman, unarmed and in pajamas, through the driver's window from the passenger's seat (how is this even necessary? Even if there was an armed threat, this move by the police makes very little sense).
This event shows that no matter your race or background, if you come to America, you're going to be treated different — you might even die at the hands of our "free" population (you've got to wonder how Aussies see America. Remember the baseball player killed by Oklahoma thugs in 2016?) We've got a high prison population, militarized police and a population of people who have been cut off from what it means to be a human.
I'm not saying this is the case with Damond, but a lot of people think they'll be safe as long as they have to complexion for protection.
Certain news sites and people will try and make this a black vs. white thing and then justify hatred toward people of color because "that's what Black Lives Matter did." But they don't understand that the heart of the movement is to expose the American institutions that support this culture of violence toward all people, but people of color in particular. We're here to shine light on how the police operate in America.
I hope you pay very close attention to this story and who's telling it, as it unfolds. When Fox News, black sites and MSM takes over this story, what's their angle? Is it a black vs. white situation, or a police brutality vs. everyone situation? If you hear anything other than the latter, then you know those people have it in their best interest to put down BLM or white people because it puts their interest at risk. Can you imagine the power we'd have if blacks, whites and others who are a victims of police brutality came together against this unnecessary show of violence?
BLM talks about these atrocities from a black perspective because we're the ones who deal with this the most. It's not to say that these things don't happen to other races, but we have to start with evaluating ourselves before we can help others. Hopefully you can see that. And the sooner the population can decipher this difference, the quicker we can move forward to fix this shit for everyone.