It's a sad day.
It's a sad day when it's okay to strong-arm rob a store and you're hailed as a hero.
It's a sad day when you can violently beat a police officer and the "President" sends three White House officials to your funeral to comfort your family. They sent no one to a Two-Star Army General's funeral. Not only is that sad, but it's absolutely sickening.
Harold Greene is a hero. Not the "good boy" who was supposedly on his way to "college."
For the "President" to go on national TV and comment on what happened hours after the incident is downright stupid and completely unprofessional.
I understand the young man was unarmed but he made a series of bad choices that day. What if he had just said, "Okay Officer, I will stop walking down the middle of this busy street" and moved to the sidewalk where pedestrians belong for their own safety, none of this would have happened. If he had shown the law enforcement officer an OUNCE of respect, none of this would have happened.
This is what most people fail to see.
Once he started punching the officer, he's now committing another crime.
Officer Wilson had every right to fight for his life that day when a 300lb 6 foot beast was assaulting him. Color has nothing to do with it in my eyes. Officer Wilson was assaulted and he fought back.
Kudos to you, Officer Wilson. My hope is that you are completely exonerated and hailed as the hero you are for the job you do every day.