It’s a dangerous time in America to go looking for blame after an African-American man has been shot dead inside of his own Dallas apartment home, however that is exactly what we’re embarking upon with the latest murder indictment of the police officer who committed the accidental shooting.
This unfortunate incident had the extra bad luck of happening during the latest few chaotic years of absolute political and racial upheaval in the United States. No one wants to see an innocent man killed, especially when it aggravates already open wounds however this particular shooting is almost guaranteed to fan the flames of racial conflict in this nation for the seeming audacity of the circumstances.
Officer Guyger claims she was under the impression that she was inside of her own apartment whenever she saw Mr. Jean in the darkness and discharged her weapon following Jean’s failed heeds to her requests.
To some people, this sounds like an overzealous white female Dallas Police officer who kicked in the door of an innocent black man and went to town guns blazing…to OTHER people this sounds like an absolute tragedy for all involved…
All I’m asking is for people to realize how absurdly ridiculous it would be for this woman to have committed the offense of which she is being accused (the charge was raised to murder recently over manslaughter!?); that she would knowingly shoot another resident at her own apartment complex and put on this whole “accident charade”. Come on people. The only thing that’s almost as absurd is that she went to someone else’s apartment and thought it was her own right???
Wrong. This is the part of the article that really grabbed my attention. This has happened to me before a couple of times actually living in Dallas apartments. At least on three separate occasions over the past five years have I accidentally gotten off the elevator on the wrong floor of my apartment, stumbled down the hallway, and erroneously attempted to insert my key into the wrong door. One time this happened and I actually just opened the door – it hadn’t even been locked – to someone else’s apartment! They were pissed!
As far fetched as the tone of this article might suggest it is to accidentally come across a door IDENTICAL to yours in a hallway IDENTICAL to the one you live in and in a building IDENTICAL to yours….it actually CAN happen!!! It’s called getting off the elevator on the wrong floor of your building; it can happen to anyone at any time actually (especially if alcohol were to be involved etc – which explains one of my incidents).
Our prayers go out to everyone involved in this horrible tragedy and if there are any lessons to be learned here they may be to be more vigilant and aware as you enter and exit your own residence’s door because a thief in the night might just take your life or your freedom that evening…