Robin Abcarian looks at the mental contortions that (mostly white) persons put themselves through
to deny reality sitting right before their eyes to justify unjustifiable police shootings of black persons, mostly young men.
And look at it this way: No one should have put a knee on Floyd’s neck in the first place. No one should have shot Blake in the back. No one should have barged into Taylor’s home unannounced.
And, by the way, how is it OK for a 17-year-old white kid to freely roam the streets of Kenosha with an AR-15-style rifle — that he later uses to kill two people while police look on — but a Black man with a knife in his car is considered a threat to a cop standing behind him?