Deep seeded hatred of others because of their race, religion or nationality typically takes hold in someone’s adolescent years and they carry these feelings throughout their entire life. If that’s the case, I can only imagine where this young boy will end up later in life, when his father is teaching him to hate cops at a very young age.
Some may think this is “cute” or funny, but children remember the messages they have been taught at a young age. For the rest of his life this child will always bare animosity and mistrust towards police.
Could that animosity some day turn this young boy into a cold-hearted killer, and cause him to target police like what happened in Dallas? I’m sure some may think that’s a long shot, but is it a risk worth taking when lives are taken? I’m sure people who knew Micah X, the Dallas shooter, throughout his life never thought they’d see him on TV killing cops, and yelling “I want to kill white people!”
This is how it starts.
Fox25 in Boston reports:
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A picture of a young boy giving a vulgar gesture toward a Springfield cruiser has gone viral.
A local blog claims that a father taught his son to give the middle finger to police officers, WGGB reports.
“I would go and rescue that little boy if he was drowning, if he was in a car accident, if he was choking on something, and I would do that and not ask for thanks. And there are 400 other police officers in the city of Springfield that would do the same,” said Sgt. John Delaney with the Springfield Police Department.
Activists say that the type of behavior displayed in this photo can harm their cause. Crowds of people joined together in a peaceful march to the federal courthouse in Springfield.
“I think that just shows bad parenting. That doesn’t represent anybody for the whole race or for our cause,” said Chico Dusty, of Springfield. “Just because we come together in protest, don’t mean that we’re against all police officers, just the ones that abuse their power.”
This all comes after two black men were killed by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota, as well as the mass shooting of police officers in Dallas.
“It’s basically to unify the black community. We’re trying to find answers and solutions to police brutality,” said Michael Gibbs, organizers of the protest.
Police say since the shootings, the community has rallied around the Springfield Police Department.
“Over the last week, we’ve seen an outpouring of support from the public,” said Delaney.