#Justice For Beau Baker

7 Apr

Today people joined the family and friends of Baker to express the shock at the loss of life taken by police. Although the media makes it an issue of lack of non lethal tools the sense at the demonstration was that this was not the case but rather it was a case of lack of accountability of police officers who according to some witnesses fired 7 shots thirty seconds after the sirens ended. The fact that the police are now acting as mental health professionals without the training is also a factor as they are not mental health professionals and the use of force to deal with mental health is horrible and no good can come of it.

People gave their personal experiences with Baker and despite the sense of shock that this police officer who took a life is still working their was a sense of love loss and strength from the community with people talking about taking it one day at a time and the event ending with a group hug.

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