Thousands of people showed up to Berkeley on Sunday to protest — not all of them peacefully. As the afternoon wore on, violence broke out with police deploying what appeared to be tear gas on some sections of the crowd.
Right now, a lot of teens are asking the adults in their lives: Should I take to the streets to oppose the rallies, or avoid the whole thing all together?
This was no peaceful, pink-hatted women’s march or rainbow colored anti-Trump dance party. It was scary on a level unlike any protest I had ever been to before.
Since Lockett’s story was released we’ve received several responses on Facebook of people sharing their personal experiences to their reactions, here are some of those comments.
Having to spend my childhood rehearsing for the day a police officer would pull me over may sound scary. And I’m aware it’s not something parents of all races feel the need to teach their kids. But the day it actually happened, I was gratefu that my mom made sure I was ready.
It took a Cleveland Police officer only a few seconds to decide to shoot 12-year-old Tamir Rice. It took the Cleveland officials nearly three years to fire the officer who killed him.
What leads up to a fatal police shooting? Listen to one officer recount the moment he decided to put his gun away.
Are police conducting a thorough investigation?
After the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, thousands took to the street in protest of racially biased…