The Trial is a novel written by Franz Kafka between 1914 and 1915 and published posthumously in 1925. One of his best-known works, it tells the story of Josef K. , a man arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, with the nature of his crime revealed neither to him nor to the reader.
James Smith has wanted to never do much with The Police , but he called them to Check on his neighbors in the Texas City of Fort Worth , because it was late at night and your door was Wide Open . Soon after, he heard a gunshot and later saw The Body of a 28-year-old woman, his neighbor, the daughter, carried out on a stretcher.
"When the ball went out, I Heard her spirit say, 'do not let them get away with it,'" says Smith.
"And that's pretty much why I stayed out All Night long, until they brought them out. "
The Police filled soon The Road , but they would not tell him what had happened. It was not until they had been killed-on-wheels, a body six hours later that he knew Yolanda Carr's daughter, Atatiana Jefferson, was.
your house is separated from James Smith by a road and its width, green, manicured lawn.James Smith remembers Atatiana, whenever he looks on The Road
Keeping The Yard straight is like a ritual in the area, he says, a, the Atatiana, had to adopt The Family quickly. He describes Yolanda Carr as a hard-working woman. "They had some problems in life that they overcame, and at her home she was the trophy. "
a few days before The Killing there was a car accident on The Road , James Smith . Atatiana rushed to help them, and they remained with The People in The Car , until The Ambulance came. That was just their nature, he says.
"should you say to a doctor," he said, before he silent for a moment. "But that will not happen now. "
Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus said he could "no sense" to lose why Atatiana Jefferson had in your life. In a Press Conference , he seemed emotional as he spoke about the damage her death had done to the relations between The Police and the community.
But James Smith this does not find that reassuring. Atatiana has destroyed death, he had little confidence in law enforcement.
He is more cautious than ever, to call you. Recently, when his sister heard gunshots in the neighborhood, she asked him to Call 911 , but he refused.
"It is an experience that you would have to, unfortunately, to understand a person of color," he says. "I won't kneel to The Police and hugging people, because We Are kneeling and hugging and praying for 60 years. "
believe that the case is being pursued against Aaron Dean, right. It troubled him that no one from law enforcement came to speak with him since The Night of The Shooting . It is his belief that if he had not spoken to the media The Following morning, Atatiana of death could not been studied.
He is also upset with the pace of the study.
"With the pandemic, Los you said, it could be 2021 before the thing starts. On The Other hand, it had been a person, or color, we would have tried, convicted, and have begun our punishment already," he says.
There Are approximately 1,000 "officer shoots", in which someone is killed each year in the United States. These statistics Are not collected centrally, but the various organizations and researchers have compiled the data, the reports, mostly from the media.
Dr. Philip Stinson of Bowling Green State University also has an extensive database compiled, on The Police of The Crime , the analysis of cases in which Police were arrested, found out, that The Police crimes against Black People Are prone to violence more often than The Police crimes against other peoples.Police Officer Aaron Dean was booked in Tarrant County jail, Two Days after Atatiana Jefferson ' s
Beliefs on killing for these crimes Are rare. Between 2013 and 2019, Mapping Police violence, More Than 7,500 cases in which officers shot and killed someone, but according to Stinson database, only 71 were charged with murder and manslaughter, and only 23 have been convicted of A Crime in connection with The Killing .
Since 2005, Stinson
is calculated, If James Smith was to speak on TV, his neighbor, died, he learned that This Was the seventh officer rotation involved working in 2019 in Fort Worth , a town of less than a million people.
But shootings Are only part of The Problem . In the middle of The George Floyd protests at the beginning of June, a Fort Worth Police Officer by the name of Tiffany Bunton spoke about the death of her uncle in Police custody two years ago.
It is disturbing to see. If he is compliant, during the arrest, the officers mock Lowe, as he struggles to get up and go. He tells them that he is sick.
"I can't breathe," he says, "I'm dying. "
Thirteen minutes later, Lowe was found dead of an overdose in the back of The Car . Tiffany Bunton believes that his death may have been prevented if the officers had called an ambulance, not ignored, but its symptoms, and insulted him when he told them that he was unwell.
Five officers were fired, in January of 2019, as a result. A year later, two of them got back their jobs.