From a Young Black Male Perspective:
Written by jbc
Why did another young Black male go on to glory? Damian Martin died while fleeing from the police, but how he died is the question. What we do know is Damian Martin drowned in a lake in about three feet of water. We also know that Damian Martin is over four feet tall. Witness say officers were chasing Damian Martin when he jumped in the lake. Witness also said that two officers appeared to have their tasers in their hand. After Damian Martin dove in the water, he went down and came back up asking for help. Again Damian went down and came back up asking for help. The third time Damian Martin went down, he never came back up. Witnesses say an officer was getting ready to help Damian but was told by another officer not to jump in the lake. Although Damian might have done something wrong, did the officer or officers not see Damian Martin’s life was valuable enough to do their job? This is why I feel I can’t count on police to do their job when it comes down to the race of us Black people. I think enough is enough and it is time for justice.