Wednesday, October 19, 2016
New York Police Officer Kills Mentally Ill Black Woman
Summary: Police officer Sgt. Hugh Barry shot and killed a mentally ill black woman after she failed to comply to Sgt Barry's orders to drop a pair of scissors and attempted to hit him with a bat. The shooting caused mass outrage. Sgt Barry was striped of his gun and badge after this incident. Many are arguing if this was a self defense move.
Connection: This connects to the unfair shootings in the South by the Klu Klux Klan. in 1865, the Klu Klux Klan started to terrorize African Americans because they started to gain power and rights.
Discussion: Do you think that Sgt. Hugh Barry was right to shoot her. Is this considered self defense.