Letters to the Editor

Columnist a hero for truth about shootings of black men

I thank writer Teri Carter for her honest opinion regarding the shooting of black men by police officers in this country. She is my new hero. It took courage to say what she did.

She’s not worried about some ignorant, hateful and hell-bound cowards sending her hate mail full of grammatical errors and misspelled words. She knows that God and the truth are on her side.

How many times have we seen on the news or read in the daily paper stories about some crazy, wild-eyed and often under the influence white guy brandishing a firearm and daring the police to shoot him while shouting, “Come and get me.”

These men often hold innocent bystanders hostage during standoffs with the police, lead police on high-speed chases and threaten to kill everybody. They may even fire off a couple of rounds. When the ordeal has ended, a white man stands a better chance of being driven away handcuffed in the back of a police car than a black man would.

That crazy Pulaski County man hacked and shot a man, tried to kill two women and tried to assault the police, and what did the police do? They tazed him. If he had been black, the police would have shot him as soon as they got out of the car and saw the weapon.

Yolanda Averette