Friday, July 15, 2005
According to the news, hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Los Angeles last night to condemn the police for their involvement in the death of a 19 month old child. While it should be obvious to any right thinking individual that the violent death of a baby should produce a good deal of anger, in this case I believe this anger to be misplaced. The blame should be placed squarely on the shoulders of the man who choose to hold the baby in front of himself like a human shield (his own child no less) while shooting at the cops. Granted he is dead now, making it difficult to hold him responsible for this behavior, but that doesn't excuse the shamefull practice of transferring blame to the constibulary (not that I believe for a second that his survival would have changed the nature of this blame game.) The details are still forth coming, it should be interesting to hear the final report.