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a recent lesson 2015/04/10 06:43

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Is it possible for a police officer to shoot an unarmed person more than several times running from the back without any hesitation as if he was playing a shooting video game? Sadly the answer is yes in this world.

When I watched a video footage* of a South Carolina police officer murdering a black man, it was shocking enough, but the more disgusting thing was that this officer handcuffed the victim on his back, who had been probably dead and motionless with his face buried in the ground.

What a if the victim was someone from another race? The outcome could have been different? What about the US law enforcer's attitude; do they have a strong macho culture? If you are in the US and stopped by a police officer and try to run away, are you more likely shot? These questions nagged at me as I followed the shooting case. So I decided to discuss them in a free talk lesson with an American teacher.

Actually it was my first time to have this teacher's lesson, but he willingly talked about this heavy topic with me, and we were able to share our opinions. Since he used to live in Japan, he also gave me some insight into the differences between Japan and the US regarding the police force and racism. We also discussed how the public and technology could contribute to changing society better.

It was a 25 minute lesson, but I was able to participate fully and learn a lot. This was one of those moments that I feel really glad that I speak English.

Do you like discussing current issues in a lesson?

 

 

 

 

*If you'd like to watch it, go to:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/08/us/south-carolina-officer-is-charged-with-murder-in-black-mans-death.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=a-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0


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camden
camden
2015/04/10 13:26
I was very surprised to hear this news.
If this video was not recorded or released, nobody may know what actually happened and this police may not have been arrested.

I guess racial discrimination is much more profound problem in the U.S.A. than I was thinking.

I recalled that I was often told never to get out of my car if the police pull my car over when I was in the U.S.A.
Nolan
Nolan
2015/04/10 20:28
なかなかいい先生のようですね!

一方、このニュースとボストンマラソンのテロ犯人の公判がこちらで連日取り上げられています。
なかなか出口が見えませんね・・・
菜々
菜々
2015/04/11 22:43
優(you)さん、ぺこらぶさん、nikochangさん、Nolanさん、pinokokekkoさん、hhcさん、タッカンマリコさん、robin55さん、gutsykittyさん、camdenさん、Ann-koさん、アルコムのhoneybunさん、Keanuさん、ミッキーさん、Nikumushiさん、mmmmさん、Megumiさん、ブラボーありがとう(^o^)/

camdenさん
I totally agree. If this video had not been handed as evidence, this officer would have gotten away with it.

>never to get out of my car
Thank you for the info. I won't probably drive a car by myself in the US even when I visit my friends, but I'll keep your advice in mind!

Nolanさん
当たりの先生を見つけられて良かったです^^

この事件を機に警官のカメラ装着の動きが広がっていくのか気になります。
mura-ocl
mura-ocl
2015/04/13 10:12
銃での射殺はアメリカでは日常茶飯事なのは何だか切ないですね。今、アラバマ物語を読み直しておりますが、あれも黒人の人が射殺されてしまうんですよね。
菜々
菜々
2015/04/15 23:38
チューリップありまさん、mirabelleさん、ヴィオラさん、muraさん、KJ9さん、ブラボーありがとう(^o^)/

muraさん
報道されない射殺事件もたくさんあるみたいです。
銃社会の恐ろしさについて考えさせられます。
菜々
菜々
2015/04/21 06:52
小倉あんさん、ま~にゃさん、《六花》さん、ブラボーありがとう(^o^)/
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