Don’t Blame the Black Lives Matter Movement for the Harris County Shooting

On August 28, Darren Goforth – a Texas Sheriff’s Deputy – was killed in an act of unprovoked violence. Goforth had stopped at a gas station to refuel his squad car after responding to an unrelated accident in Harris County. He was in uniform, effectively minding his own business while on active duty, when he was shot fifteen times from behind. Goforth was pronounced dead on the scene and the suspect, Shannon Miles, an African American male, was arrested shortly after. Miles has since been charged with capital murder. Though Miles’ motive remains unclear, one popular narrative is that he...

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