I have always been the one to see BOTH sides of the story, and even in this one there are still two sides of the story.
Some may question... how can you possibly see the cops side. I definitely don't agree with the killing but I do agree with what he said about the disrespect that cops have to deal with everyday (no matter what race). The cop was also correct in stating that some kids are being raised to be "against" them. He felt they are paid to serve and protect people who hate them and have no respect for them. Don't get me wrong..... there are some dirrrrrrty cops out there. But that's not the case for EVERY cop out there. Just like there are black people who are criminals..... still not the case for EVERY black person out there. The father wanted justice for his son and that justice would not have been received if he had not stood for what he believed and saw to it that his son was proving innocent. Unfortunately, not every case ends like this one did. I talk about what the cop said because he had a very valid point about respecting authority.
My thoughts is we need to teach our kids RESPECT for authority. Respect for authority is lacking in a lot of our households. Not just respect for cops but respect for authority period! I work with kids everyday, and as a teacher I see and hear a lot. One thing I definitely see, is how disrespectful some of these kids are to their parents which in turn makes them feel they can be disrespectful to their teachers. They have no respect whatsoever for any form of authority. This is a major issue in our community and it needs to be addressed immediately!The storyline to this show was an excellent choice and it highlighted the issues that are affecting us everyday. The black on black crime. The disrespect for authority. Race issues. Injustice. The pain. The angle from both sides. It was a deep and powerful episode. Shonda Rhimes really did it with this episode and it was heartfelt and appreciated. At least by this chick!
I know that there is always two sides to every story, but to every story there is TRUTH. I hope that we can lessen these types of incidents in the future and that justice will always be served.