Another city, another shooting

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

Milwaukee has been riddled with protests and violence since the shooting of another black man occurred on August 13. Unlike most of the victims in the media, Sylville Smith was armed with a fully loaded gun as he led Milwaukee police on a foot chase after being pulled over for a burglary. His family and others in the city still feel that other measures should have been taken before deadly force was executed, such as the deployment of a taser.

That night, people took to the streets and expressed their outrage. They set fire to buildings and threw rocks at the police. One officer was injured and three protesters were arrested. The next day Mayor Tom Barrett addressed the incidents and called for peace. “If you love your son, if you love your daughter, text them, call them, pull them by the ears and get them home. Get them home right now before more damage is done.”

Citizens all over America are tired of what they believe is racially-targeted murder and this incident in Milwaukee shows the growing intolerance.