This post is a heart breaking one because I’ve seen so many videos on media from different places. George Floyd a man that should still be alive…
My heart hurts, I am not African American/Black but I am a person of color we face sometimes similar but some vastly different injustices by those sworn to protect us. I’ve seen live streams and other forms of media that people have posted where people are protesting quietly, forming prayer circles and officers as well as the national guard attacking these peaceful protesters by throwing tear gas and shooting people with pellets and blanks. And after these incidents is when people started getting violent, the news is reporting the after math of authorities attacking first.
In one such video a news reporter and cameraman were attacked and they have been actively letting others know of this. Hopefully after this, news stations will report the real stories of those risking their lives asking for change.
I’ve seen videos of officers shooting at civilians who stepped outside because they heard loud noise’s which was a hoard of officers walking the streets. This is unlawful as well as attacking peaceful protesters. These type of officers are making it hard for the good cops. I don’t believe in ACAB (all cops are bastards) because there are some good ones out there. There is a psychological test that people have to pass when going into law enforcement but that’s not enough or we wouldn’t be in this situation. Racist do not belong on the force or the board. The system is messed up because they are allowing this type of behavior to continue they are covering up for the bad seeds. This is the exact mirror of what the church did for the priest that are predators they got a slap on the wrist and they get moved. If you are an officer and you see a fellow officer using excessive force speak up, because if you do nothing you are enabling and are an accomplice.
Below is the oath that officers take, now think long and hard if this is being followed.
“On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the Constitution, my community, and the agency I serve.”