I made a post yesterday complaining that the ugly head of prejudice has been trying to come into my life. I may not be leaning that way as much as I thought I was. This morning on the Today Show, there was a Hispanic airman that had been pulled over by a deputy and as the tape rolled, the deputy was giving orders to get up; the airman home from Iraq on leave was trying to comply with the officer’s command and was shot 3 times without provocation.
This senseless act of violence really disturbs me. Are we turning into a Police State, where we will have law enforcement and military openly carrying weapons to maintain order in our country? I sure hope not, we are supposed to be the land of the free. The jury found the deputy of no wrong doing, but the tape I saw was clearly Brutal. No one deserves this kind of treatment under the circumstances that unfolded on the video. Maybe I am not leaning toward being prejudice of Hispanics after all. I promise I will do better at understanding my fellow human being with more passion and respect, I hope everyone else will do the same!