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Tragedy avoided in Grand Rapids.

* Interesting incident out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, which captures perfectly the perils and pitfalls of raising young black boys in America. To be fair, I think that relatively speaking the Grand Rapids police department handled the situation as well as they could as well. They were given a tip that there were kids fighting and that one of them had a gun.Still, you had to feel for the mothers of these children as they watched while they were confronted by the police. These kids were young and scared. What if one of them panicked and tried to run? What if just one of the officers lacked proper training, and, as a result, while the child was running, he panicked as well and then shot the runner to death? You can watch the video here.I am just thankful for body cameras and cell phones. Thoughts? *Pic courtesy of abcnews.go.com<!-- AddThis Feed Button BEGIN --> <!-- AddThis Feed Button END -->

Image result for grand rapids five youths images * Interesting incident out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, which captures perfectly the perils and pitfalls of raising young black boys in America.

To be fair, I think that relatively speaking the Grand Rapids police department handled the situation as well as they could as well.

They were given a tip that there were kids fighting and that one of them had a gun.

Still, you had to feel for the mothers of these children as they watched while they were confronted by the police.

These kids were young and scared. What if one of them panicked and tried to run? What if just one of the officers lacked proper training, and, as a result, while the child was running, he panicked as well and then shot the runner to death?

You can watch the video here.

I am just thankful for body cameras and cell phones.

Thoughts?

*Pic courtesy of abcnews.go.com

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Tragedy avoided in Grand Rapids.

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