Cameron Tillman

I don’t watch the news. Also, everyone but close family is hidden on my Facebook news feed, so I didn’t hear about this awful news until my friend, Jason Pellegrin, asked my thoughts on the situation.

Aight so the burning question of the night….. You Gon speak on today’s events from your hometown? As I’m watching all this unfold in our hometown from a distance I couldn’t help but to think what’s nashp’ sentiments?” ….. Or will the blurred lines of plastic sky’ keep your mouth shut as it does half of it citizens because we know there is no right or wrong, only opinions.

I had no clue what he was talking about. My first thought was to go to and see it as one of the headlines. I went there, but didn’t see anything out of the ordinary. My next thought was to go to Facebook, but I knew that nobody that I follow has shared anything shocking recently. I remembered that there’s an acquaintances button, that allows me to see everyone else that I’m not following. I scrolled through, saw many selfies, fight videos, random negative news articles, Kermit the Frog memes, but still, nothing out of the ordinary. I’m sad to say that these things that I’m seeing is what people post, which is why they’re hidden from my phone. I don’t want to see that.

But then, I started seeing an article that was shared by many people. This is what he’s talking about. A cop killed a kid. That’s been happening a lot lately, but this time, it was in MY city. Not far from where I live. Now that’s crazy. I’m not surprised though.

It’s only a matter of time before this happens in every city. Cops have the power, and we don’t. If you’ve heard my song Glass House, my intro story really happened to me. I never did anything wrong, but I was treated as if I was a bad person. That memory will stick with me for the rest of my life. We can say our voice has power, and that it can change the world, but the truth is, until further notice, the cops are the ones that that have the pull. They protect us, and in many cases, they’re exactly what we need in almost every situation. But then there’s those occasions where their power is used wrongfully. They can do what they want, whether you’re black, white, 28, or 14 … you can be innocent today, and a target tomorrow. The blame will very seldom be pointed in the other direction, and that’s unfortunate. Everyone should be held accountable.

The way I see it: if a grown man kills a kid, that’s wrong. There’s no possible way to justify it any other way. A trained police officer killed a 14 year old.

So yes, Jason, welcome to PlasticSky.

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