Politics / Crime Does the Second Amendment apply to black people?

Politics / Crime Does the Second Amendment apply to black people?

Police and protesters confront one another the day after the shooting of Harith Augustus on July 15. With all the attention focused on the police shooting of Harith Augustus in South Shore, the silence coming from the gun rights groups is deafening. I mean, just about everyone else has weighed in, one way or the other, on the July 14 shooting, including Black Lives Matter activists, Mayor Rahm and the Fraternal Order of Police. But not a word from the normally loquacious spokespeople for the National Rifle Association, like Dana Loesch, Oliver North or Wayne LaPierre. And it’s weird cause if ever there was a case tailor-made for the NRA to join—or even lead—it would this one. Consider what we know from the footage released by Chicago police. It’s Saturday evening. Augustus is standing on the sidewalk outside the barbershop, where he worked, on 71st street near Jeffery Boulevard in South Shore. Several police officers approach him. We don’t what they’re saying because there’s no sound in the body camera footage released by the police department. It looks as though one officer is asking Augustus for an ID. Augustus reaches for his wallet. Another police officer reaches for his arm, as if to handcuff him. Augustus breaks for the street. As he turns, his shirt rises, revealing what looks to be a hand gun holstered at his waist. It’s then that he’s shot by a probationary officer, who’s not been identified. Defenders of the police say Augustus is reaching […]

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