by Alexandra.G on November 12, 2014 - 8:51pm
In this article written by Jon Swaine on September 16th 2014, was deemed to be of racial issues. Darrien Hunt, 22 years old was shot multiple times in the back after police officers received a call that a man was walking around with a samurai sword. Hunt’s family strongly believes that he was shot because of his race, his mother being Caucasian and his father being African American. A witness confirms that everything seemed normal because Hunt and the police officers were having a conversation and nothing seemed out of hand. She then saw the man being chased by the officers, who then proceeded to shoot. Now, this is a delicate issue, was it because Darrien Hunt was of African descent that he was shot? Would a Caucasian young man have gotten the same fate? In general, if a police officer shot someone, could the race have influenced his choice to do so? It is still a great debate and although not everyone is racist, people see a correlation between how many people die from gunshot wounds from police officers and their race.