TTAG reader Barry Gales writes in our comment section [slightly edited for clarity]:
I am a young black male from St.Louis, MO and this is what I put on my Facebook page. I’m just going to put it like this and forget what anyone else has to say.
Some people think guns are the problem, some people think all black people are problems, some people think all white people are problems. Some people think all cops are a problem, but the problem is the hearts of men.
If anything, I will put my life above all others not including family and friends. If I had to protect my family and friends with my life I would with no hesitation. I am no hero, but I live by good morals with good morals and ethics.
Now don’t get me wrong, I understand what the movement is about, but I will not and do not condone premeditated murder by anyone. I don’t even condone threats. You damn people who said that you can’t categorize everyone in one group the same, well you guys are doing the same things to cops, to black people, to white people.
I’m sure we all know that there’s bad people in every race every profession, but what you people are doing doesn’t make you…people better than those damn people. I know some people probably are going to get mad, but guess what, I don’t give a fuck.
I took an oath myself, and although I’m not in the service or even went all the way through I still stand by it to this day. Now if anyone has something to say we can have a good dialogue. We are all Americans and we should unite against all form of injustice.