After the death of too many innocent black Americans, you'd expect to see a change in the way our streets are being policed.
However, after the death of yet another innocent black man, we've been reminded that there's still so much more that needs to be done...
The Black Lives Matter movement is more prominent than ever...
via: GettyAnd it looks like change is finally on its way thanks to the millions of protestors demanding justice for black people all around the world.
Black people have faced injustice and violence for way too long now...
via: GettyAnd since George Floyd was tragically killed by police officers in May this year, fury has been sparked live never before.
Even though so many people support the movement and want to see equality for black people...
via: GettyThere are sadly a percentage of individuals who aren't as sympathetic over this global crisis.
These people are supporting the "All Lives Matter" movement.To sum it up, it's pretty much a slap in the face for every single black person demanding justice and equality.
People who claim that All Lives Matter are clearly not seeing the big picture...
all lives matter, except the thousands of immigrant children in cages. all lives matter, except breonna taylor’s,… https://t.co/xUxBuWsHnA— noah (@noah)1595180298.0
White privilege has never been more apparent.
An ‘All Lives Matter’ protest is currently taking place around the Cenotaph. https://t.co/fLNXsUHQ3y— Martin Booth (@Martin Booth)1592046604.0
Racists are using All Lives Matter as an excuse for their disgusting behavior...
via: GettyAnd it's clear that some attitudes simply won't be changing any time soon.
Many racists have gone viral online in the last few months spouting nonsense against the movement.
via: GettyOne of the many problems Black people are facing is over-policing while trying to get on with their daily lives.
A State Trooper has been charged with murder after a sixty-year-old Black man was shot dead during a traffic stop.
via: TwitterTwenty-seven-year-old Jacob Thompson pulled over Julian Lewis, after noticing his tail light was out.
The incident happened on August 7 at 9pm, when the trooper noticed Lewis' car.
via: FacebookHe began following Lewis and shortly after forced the vehicle into a ditch. Without any reason, he opened fire after getting out of the car, killing Lewis immediately.
The attorney explained to his family that Lewis was "no threat."
via: TwitterHe was just a sixty-year-old man on his way home from buying a grape soda for his wife.
According to the trooper, he exited his vehicle and saw Lewis with both hands on the wheel of his car.
via: FacebookLewis then allegedly tried to drive towards the trooper.
Although he was apparently trying to "flee" the situation.
via: FacebookThompson saw Lewis "wrenching the steering wheel in an aggressively back and forth manner towards me and my patrol vehicle."
via: Facebook"It appeared to me that the violator was trying to use his vehicle to injure me. Being in fear for my life and safety, I discharged my weapon once. After I fired, the violator sat back motionless."
Lewis’s family wasn’t informed of his death until 1 am the next day.
via: FacebookWhich just adds to the grief his family has had to go through.
However, Johnson said:
via: Facebook"It is not altogether clear to us that Mr. Lewis was trying to flee." However, there's no footage of the incident despite all cars containing dash cams for this exact reason. As they are the "first agency to equip all of its patrol cars with dash-mounted cameras."
The Georgia Department of Public Safety has confirmed that Thompson was fired for his actions.
via: FacebookDue to "negligence or inefficiency in performing assigned duties; or commission of a felony" and charged with murder.
He has been taken to Screven County Jail.
via: TwitterJohnson added that Thompson has received multiple complaints in the past which begs the question, why was nothing put in place before this happened?
Lewis’ death comes after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Rayshard Brooks, among many others.
Julian Lewis was shot and killed by state trooper Jacob Thompson after being run off the road into a ditch...for a… https://t.co/Oxj1ZQkUwR— Corina Newsome (@Corina Newsome)1597520926.0