Last week it was Michael Brown, this week it is Eric Garner.
The judicial sentences of the last week took all our breath´s away. The solution is a new test-project in which the police get equipped with mini-cameras. This way their work is supposed to be monitored better and it should enhance their safety and the safety of the population.
Doesn´t this sound odd? When you think about the fact that it is supposed to be the duty of the police to look after our safety. Did we come so far that we have to surveillance the ones who should protect us because we can´t trust them? If that´s the case something has gone terribly wrong.
Furthermore the mini-cameras won´t change anything about the breath-taking sentences. There were enough witnesses who could confirm that Michael Brown was raising his hands before he got shot and that it was well seen that he was unarmed. The strangulation of Eric Garner was filmed aswell and on the video he is saying again and again that he can´t breath. Still there is not enough evidence. Will there be enough evidence with these mini-cameras?
At least there is some white resistance coming up in the States now. The twitter-movement #CrimingWhileWhite gets bigger and bigger. Instead of talking about the discrimination of the black population they admit that they do indeed get a privileged treatment in similar situations.