Many high-profile police incidents could be prevented if the suspect didn’t escalate the situation through noncompliance or physical resistance. Despite claims by corporate media, suspects escalate most of these situations, not the police. The latest example occurred on Aug. 24 near Columbus, Ohio, when Ta’Kiya Young was fatally shot by a Blendon Township police officer in a Kroger parking lot.
Just prior to the shooting, two officers were already in the parking lot responding to an unrelated call. A Kroger employee approached them and accused Young of stealing bottles of liquor, pointing to Young as she climbed into her Lexus sedan that was illegally parked in a handicapped spot and missing a license plate. The officers confronted Young while she was sitting in her vehicle,