Protests Planned After Fatal Police Shooting of Black Cleveland Teen

Two black cops shot and killed an unarmed black teen during an attempted burglary. Whether they were white or black on either side, I’d say the same thing: no hand-wringing necessary, fire the cops. Their job is to protect and serve. If the two of them were unable to protect themselves (and, by extension, us) from an unarmed teenager, enough that they felt threatened for their lives, I think that’s grounds for firing. Other folks lose their jobs for much less. Restore respect in the police force with strong, transparent administrative action and better recruits, drawn to the work by good cops, will fill the positions left behind.

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