Let me begin with a “PSA”: People of America, especially black people, African Americans, and minorities. Be ever vigilant and careful as you go about your way, and if at all possible minimize your interactions with the police. Officer Friendly is not friendly when it comes to people of these distinctions. Your life could well depend on it!!!
Every day there is a new revelation of police misconduct or an atrocity inflicted upon black citizens; often for minor offenses, usually unarmed, and the person is killed. Those who are supposed to protect and serve have become very dangerous with this shot first, no worries attitude that most have and regularly act on it. I know this sound’s harsh, but the behavior we see today, with no consequences or accountability, would make Hitler blush.
For those who don’t know, this is not new to black people. These kinds of complaints have been ongoing for as long as there have been black people here dating back to the origin of police; then called slave catcher. If you can remember, the Black Panther Party was formed and organized because of the way the police targeted the black citizens of Oakland, CA.
Let’s be frank, the entire system is broken with regard to those who protect the president, the drug enforcement folks, and the cops on the street. What is rarely mentioned in the conversation are the deputies, as we saw this week with a seventy-three year guy who allegedly paid thousands to obtain influence to partake in police business kill a subdued man. After he shot and killed the person being arrested, he said, “It was a mistake”. Another area of law enforcement of major concern is the wannabe’s; the private security folk with guns and little training – just know how to point and shoot – are even more dangerous. Lest not forget the mall cops who are worse than them all. The point is we are under siege!
Let’s go back to the top professional cops, the ones that protect the president. I have been to the White House, not inside, and you cannot look in any direction without seeing a cop, yet someone was able to enter the building and reach the inner depths of it. Also, two wannabe celebrities were able to gain access to a dinner for leaders and heads of state or the alleged drunk driving incident and their prostitution scandal. But they rose to the occasion to shot and kill an unarmed black mother who had her child in the car. There are congressional hearings being held this week involving the DEA, who had sex parties thrown for them by Cartel organization they say.
There have been so many of these incidents and each one more disturbing than the last. Last week, we saw a cop kill in cold blood an unarmed black man, running away from him, shooting him in the back six times when the victim was thirty feet away. Then we saw the kind of dishonesty him via his police report to include others on the scene as well, but the killer was caught in his cover-up attempt because a video surfaced. This incident eerily reminds me of the Michael Brown killing. Same pattern, “in fear for his life”!
The list is too long to mention, Eric Garner, Tamera Rice, John Crawford, and lately two or three killings per week. Just yesterday we saw a cop at full speed in his cruiser run over a suspect in a takedown move. This was the most disturbing video to date. The man had his back turned walking down the street when he was run over. How he was not killed is a mystery to me but here’s the kicker, the police said “they did this to save his life”!
Many of these agencies are armed and appear to be preparing for war. You saw it last summer in Ferguson with your own eyes. Also, for those who are doubters of the severity of the crisis or the epidemic of police misconduct just read the Ferguson Report compiled by the Department of Justice. I am sure what they were doing in the city of Ferguson was not an isolated instance. It is happening all over America in small town near and far; and dare I say everywhere there are police. No, this is not a positive critique of those paid by us to protect and serve but as we’ve seen in the many videos – my eyes aren’t lying.
Nonetheless, the talking points are always the same was the victim’s fault he was killed. If they use that logic, if the victim did not get out of bed he would still be alive. Yes, I know this will not please some, and they will say that black people are thugs and such, but an eleven-year-old child! Or they will say, I am only talking about blacks being killed – yeah. Because it took over a year for the news media to pick up the Trayvon Martin murder so it must be at epidemic proportion for the mainstream media to be airing incident after incident.
Not only that but I have not seen white men being killed at the hands of the police in this manner. In fact, not too long age a white guy shot a policeman in the Pennsylvania area, hide in the mountains for a couple of months, and when they captured him – he only had a bruise on his cheek. It has come to a point where everyone should take a stand and say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH because it is real and something needs to be done NOW! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…