Javell Woods went to the shooting range recently, and what he saw when he went to buy targets has serious ramifications for police in America.
Javell went to buy his ammunition and shooting supplies, but when he went to ring out, he noticed a target for sale that featured the image of an African American teenager holding a firearm.
Normally, many shooting sports experts have responded, “bad guy” targets happen to be Caucasian.
But in all cases, the targets normally sold at ranges are adults.
When Woods saw the image, he asked “if he had any teenage white males I could practice shooting at.” But the range owner told Javell that this request was “racist.”
The thing is, the unusual target was created not by any normal target manufacturer, but by the IALEFI, which stands for the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors.
Just learned the letters in the corner stand for International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors pic.twitter.com/hku0RmnC4u
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 14, 2015
That’s right: law enforcement shooting instructors are manufacturing targets to train police officers across America to shoot at African American teenagers.
They have not produced any similar targets of teenagers of other ethnic backgrounds for law enforcement officers to have target practice on.
(Article by Shante Wooten)