Milwaukee burned over the weekend because the news spread that a white cop shot a fleeing black man in the back. The facts prove something different.
On Saturday afternoon, the Milwaukee police pulled over a suspicious vehicle and the two occupants immediately fled on foot.
One officer was in a foot pursuit when Sylville Smith started to raise a stolen gun.
The cop demanded the suspect to drop the weapon and instead continued to raise the weapon. That is when the officer fired on the man.
Immediately after the shooting, the local residents were angry with the police.
Apparently it doesn’t matter the police were trying to keep the neighborhood safe and a man with a stolen gun tried to raise a gun on the officer.
Apparently it doesn’t matter the cop was black, unlike the reports that spread like wildfire on social media.
Even as reports clarified some details on Sunday after the original riots the previous night, people took to the streets again on Sunday night for more “protesting” and burning cars.
The entire craziness in Milwaukee is due to false reporting and the spread of lies on social media. If the initial reports said a black man with a stolen gun attempted to fire on a black officer during a foot chase, and the officer shot him, then we wouldn’t have seen the riots.
Some people in America are reacting to these shootings too quickly and they quickly turn to violence.
As Americans we understand there is a problem when we see videos like the one below.
But, the problem will not get solved when people react violently to police who are actually doing their job. It is time to end the violence and find some peaceful solutions.
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