According to the Associated Press, King Salim Khalfani, the longtime former executive director of the Virginia NAACP, says that shooting a cops is not smart.
"I understand the pain, man, but if what we heard is true, you can't run down the street firing at police and ducking for cover," Khalfani said. "Not a smart thing to do."
"This is not Ferguson," said Richmond's semi-black police chief Alfred Durham, for no apparent reason. "We're not sure if he was askin' or tellin' us that," said the black mayor, Dwight Jones. "We are pretty sure he knows what city he works in." Durham replaced the previous police chief, Ray Tarasovic, an old white guy who came out of retirement to stand in for the previous black chief of police Bryan Norwood, who was the token negro for the previous mayor, white negro Douglas Wilder, who was run out of town for the usual reasons that a black politician does (see: Jackson, Jesse Jr.; more complete list of humiliated and convicted negro politicians here: http://www.blackstarnews.com/us-politics/justice/corrupt-politicians-sha... )