When a Black Cop Killed an Innocent Dillon Taylor in Utah, the Press Was Silent

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Dillon TaylorIt has been reported that cops kill about 500 innocent Americans per year. Yet most of those stories stay buried or at best, see limited life in local media or the blogosphere. Only the select, as in selected by the media, stories become as big as the Michael Brown story. Certain stories simply transcend the perceived boredom of news headlines and become a part of pop culture.

Does the media intentionally stir up racial hatred? Is it part of their agenda?

Is it because blacks in Ferguson rioted and looted while whites in Salt Lake City have remained calm?

America needs to find answers, because this racial divide is moronic. We are all “Americans,” and not “African-Americans,” or “Asian-Americans,” or “Redneck-Americans,” or anything else. We are Americans first, and we need to remember that. It is OK to love and celebrate your heritage. It is not OK to let it consume who you are and carry hatred that will explode at a moment’s notice.

Ever heard of a kid named Dillon Taylor?

He was a white kid, 20 years old, who was killed by a black cop on August 11. This happened two days after Michael Brown was killed.

Dillon Taylor seems to be a young man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was leaving a 7-11 convenience store. Officers were in the area because there was a report of a man with a gun.

Taylor had headphones in and did not hear the police when they asked him to lay down on the ground.

Taylor, unfortunately, reached into his pocket, for a cell phone, and that was the last thing he ever did. He had no gun. He did not rob any stores. He did not assault a police officer.

His “crime” was that he did not think, and that non-crime cost him his life.

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(RD)

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