Saturday, August 15, 2015

Sorta kinda maybe a little part time practice squad player Michael Sam decides as much as he loves "helmet to helmet" contact there isn't room in the NFL for him article link- Michael Sam

Helmet to helmet contact may be banned on the field but it's become more and more accepted in main stream society as the days, weeks, months, years and decades pass....people grow, change, progress and laws of the past are thought of as atrocious... things such as slavery, the jim crow laws, mandatory minimum sentences thought to target people of color are all things we are working towards moving past. Once we elected a black president many thought, there we go problem solved, racism is GONE. But just like awful diseases we seemingly have under control find a way to cause an epidemic so does racial tensions.

 This summer those tensions were exacerbated by the killing of several unarmed black men by white police officers. While many think these are cut and dry cases of murder, we have to be able to look deeper. For it to be murder their has to be intent...if an officers fears for his life or the life of a citizen a fatal shot is accepted and expected.

All these situations are different. They have different witnesses, different mitigating circumstances, different reports, different facts, different officers and different victims/perpetrators. 

I surely hope cooler heads prevail, I want to live in a country where the police are regarded as heros, protecting us from the filth that tries to invade our lives in a variety of ways.