Free Speech 2/23/11

Could This Be Another Racially Motivated Cover-Up?

Recently there was a car crash on the west side of Dayton and an innocent man was killed. I believe this man was an African American. The police chief of the City of Dayton personally gave a televised interview to give a detailed account of this car crash. The actual officers involved, it seems to me, could have given a more credible account of this hot pursuit that ended tragically.
The aforementioned car crash took place near the intersection of Ruth Avenue and Lakeview Avenue. In the TV news account, as expressed by the police chief – he stated that the young African American males in the target vehicle became fearful when they saw the police. They then raced away, crashed their vehicle, killed a man and almost killed themselves. The Dayton Police Department alleges these young men had drugs and money in their vehicle. This appears to be too simplistic, and the chase part was left out of his description. Was there any video evidence recorded by the officers?
It is human to error, and it shows integrity and grace to admit to them. Why do we never see or hear law enforcement officers or officials admitting they endangered the public or made a mistake in judgment?  Justice and law enforcement seems to be flexible depending on your side of town and skin color.  Pertaining to this car chase and crash incident – the west side of Dayton and African Americans take another hit. An innocent man died and no law enforcement officers or officials will be held accountable. Dr. Martin Luther King so eloquently expressed these kinds of travesties of justice this way: “Injustice anywhere is equal to injustice everywhere.”


Wm. Maxwell Dominion
Columbus, Ohio

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