Were Michigan Police Using Mock-Ups of Black Men For Target Practice?
A Cub Scout troop visited a police department in Michigan while they were target practicing and police were using only black male images for targets.
Cub Scout Field Trip To Michigan Police Station
I was a Cub Scout when I was a little kid and I remember going on several field trips. One of those trips was to go to the local police department but our trip didn't include a trip to target practice.
A group of Cub Scouts in Farmington Hills, Michigan, were on a field trip to their local police department and got a chance to see their officers in action. Part of their visit included watching officers at target practice.
I know when I was a Cub Scout I would have been ecstatic to get to watch local officers at the firing range. I'm sure these youngsters in Farmington Hills were too, but what the Cub Scouts and their parents witnessed was shocking.
Michigan Police Department Using Only Black Male Images At Target Practice
If you look closely at the photo above you can see all the targets the police were shooting at were all black male images. Probably not the best example for Cub Scouts ages 8 to 10.
The Atlanta Black Star reported that the parents of one of the Cub Scouts reached out to an attorney to speak out on their behalf out of fear of speaking out on their own.
Attorney Dionne Webster-Cox said, "They took the little kids, this Cub Scout troop down to the basement where they do the target practice, and their targets are all Black men. I was outraged by that."
According to Fox 2, Detroit, Farmington Hills police responded by saying the claims of they only use Black targes are untrue.
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