Police officers are not just now deciding to have open season on black people. This is not a new trend, or anything any American is seeing for the first time. A fact that many like to ignore, is that the first police officers of this illustrious, and hypocritical nation, were indeed slave catchers. The whole spirit of the organization is the intimidation, and extermination of blacks. This being said, it is not surprising to be bombarded with images of police officers harassing, and killing black people. It’s not surprising, but it is still very hurtful. Because there are so many of our young brothers and sisters that are being slaughtered by law enforcement officials, it’s hard to keep up with each case. The most recent one that’s making my stomach churn involves the shooting death of a mentally ill black man named David Latham. He was shot and killed in 2014 by a trigger happy officer that was acquitted of all charges today. This man showed no signs of sympathy for the life that he took. He even expressed happiness at getting his own life back. Stuff like this just pisses me off. He doesn’t even get a slap on the wrist, and that family has to deal with that loss forever. Each one of these cases hurt me in a different way. I wonder if it’ll ever get better?