First, I am a caucasian male; however, please read my entire opinion. Young adults die every day for no reason. Most are African-American males. They die at the hands of police and from other young African-American males. Many are not justified. All should be investigated vigorously. Those where police use force beyond reason should be prosecuted with the same vigor. Those where African-Americans are killing each other should be met with the same protest.
I ask that everyone allow the justice system to investigate every case. Those where the evidence suggest the verdict is wrong, should elicit peaceful demonstrations and federal intervention. Those that the evidence suggest the correct verdict should be met with a strong backing of police for doing their job. In many cases the police are attempting to protect the people who are protesting against them. Protesting every death prior to an investigation, results in a loss of credibility and racial divide.
Neighborhoods should take ownership and not allow crime to run rampantly. Police must be held accountable and must develop relationships with their communities. We must realize that some day, in the not so distant future, race will not be an issue. Everyone will be noted as human beings and not by race.