Originally Posted by Gibonius
I mean, either a gun was found or not. It seems weird to say that the police "claim" a gun was found unless they're alleging that the police planted one or are lying. Do the cops actually have a gun that was supposedly found at the scene?
The community makes this false claim all the time. I think it's more likely than not that initially the community and/or the family of the dead criminal will claim that he "couldn't have had" or "didn't have", a gun. Then it is clearly proved that he did. The case of Vonderitt Myers comes to mind.
You are generally wise and serious Gib. There's a Blackstone's Rule in Law that says it's better that 10 guilty escape than 1 innocent man suffer. In a sense this is playing out in Baltimore after Freddie Gray, and Chicago after Laquan. Incontrovertibly, there are many less arrests, since these episodes. Guilty people are avoiding arrest, while the rare innocent person that would have been arrested is not being arrested. Consequently, murders and violent crimes are way up in Baltimore and Chicago. So it seems that Blackstone's rule is being played out.
Is this good for society in general and black communities specifically? I don't think so, and almost no one around my age ( I'm 66 ), thinks so. And it's the same with the black people I know ( believe it or not, I know many ). Teenagers and SJW types feel differently. What's the answer? I don't know.