It’s shocking to think that it takes a professional sports team to lose, in the grand scheme of things, a truly non-significant event (seriously, on a world scale of importance who actually knows or cares the Boston Bruins won the NHL championship?) to riot in the streets. And this is coming from someone who grew up in Boston and lived there for more than two decades.
But no one seems to care when an Arizona police officer executes a man in his own home, and the cop’s own partner turns on him. Frank Rodriguez was killed by Officer Richard Chrisman in October 2010 and nobody outside of Arizona’s Maricopa County seems to know about it. For instance, I just learned about Rodriguez’s death this week. We should’ve all known about this last year, and you would think that a police officer being charged with second-degree murder would be national-headline news. However, it’s not. And you would think that people would riot in the streets over something like this, but they don’t.
The likelihood of you being killed by a police officer in the United States is far greater than you ever having a shot at losing the NHL championship.