Don’t make my son’s death a racial flash…

Don’t make my son’s death a racial flash point:

Taylor, 43, quite naturally, is distraught, as is his wife of 24 years, Tina, who works for the Postal Service and isn’t ready to talk to anyone. But Taylor isn’t angry. He’s not mad at the world or even at the officer who fired the fatal shots. If anything, Taylor may teach all of us a thing or two about grace, compassion and, most important, not rushing to judgment in situations that aren’t always black and white. 

He expressed sorrow for the white officer who shot his son, saying he refuses to turn the shooting into a racial issue. “There’s no winner in this,” Taylor said. “We’re both losers. I feel for him and I pray for him.” And while social justice activists in the Black Lives Matter movement may hang ex-Officer Brad Miller’s firing on their mantel like a trophy, Taylor refuses to consider it a victory for anyone, let alone his family. “People ask me if I’m happy about the decision,” he said. “No, I’m not happy. No matter the decision, I can’t get my son back. I’ll never see him again.”

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