HPD brutality of young black male? Same tune, same story. *Sigh*

Mayor expresses regret over withholding video of alleged HPD brutality | khou.com | Khou.com – News, Houston news, Texas News, Headlines.

Sigh. Yet another beating of a young black male by police officers. Mind you, I respect the men and women in blue and have worked alongside them (in my previous pastorate). Their stories and stresses have elicited my own compassion.

Yet what makes this difficult is that the same scene is played over and over again. Whether the boy was guilty or not, and whether he resisted arrest or not, it just wearies me that it appears to be – THE SAME STORY OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

And I am dismayed by much of the commenting on these sites, mind you I rarely read comments on news sites as they are feeding grounds for trolls – but some of the blatantly racist items out there – horrendous.

How about this?

Why is it that yet another young black male is beaten by white police officers? Don’t just say that’s how it is; that’s how it happened, but…

How did we get here, to repeat this same sad story over and over again?



Published by Wayne Park

Asian-American clergyman thinking about issues of faith, place, race and culture-making in the vast city of Houston, TX

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