As the days go by, more names are added to the list of people being killed at the hands of “police officers”. Now, maybe officers of the “law” will begin to somewhat understand the positions that black people have been dealing with for hundreds of years. In particular, Dallas officers know what is feels like. (NO – I do not condone killing/murder or anything similar. I am a woman of God and that contradicts exactly what is written). Now, they are being generalized and labeled as “trigger happy”, “racist”, “black people killers”, and etc. just like black people have been generalized to be “lazy”, “criminals”, “ignorant”, and etc. The reason it is that way is because “YOU” are not being punished for YOUR actions as you want us to be. Your life is in danger everyday because of YOUR choice to become a police officer. That is the nature of the job. You were sworn to take an OATH to serve and protect (which encompasses EVERYONE, Blacks, Whites, Asians, Native Americans, Latinos, LGBT, etc) and yet you find it extremely easy to take a life even in a moment when it is NOT necessary. How do you think a black man feels just walking down the street? How do you think those men like Alton Sterling and Philando Castile felt when they were confronted by cops? Did you not think they felt in fear of their lives? Evidently, they should have because look what happened and there is evidence of the events of that day.
We all deal with perceptions. Did you survey the area and see it was a hostile environment where you had to draw your gun? The video on Alton Sterling showed the two officers on top of him and the one with his back to the camera felt it was OK to draw his gun from his holster EVEN THOUGH Sterling was lying on the ground with TWO people on him. Lets think LONG and HARD here. If someone reading this is not of color and does not fully understand the magnitude in which the outrage has gotten, then try this story.
A 19 year old teen (white) named Dylan Noble was shot and killed by cops the other week in Fresno, CA. It was caught on camera that he was lying on the ground when he was shot 4 times. Supposedly, the cops received a call from dispatch saying there was someone carrying a rifle. He was driving his pick up truck when the officers decided to pull him over. NOW… STOP!!! Lets think this one through. First, if dispatch said the person was carrying a rifle, why did you stop this kid that was DRIVING? Did you mix carrying with driving around with the rifle pointing it out the window? I’m confused. Second, when you CHOSE this young boy here, did you search the vehicle for a rifle? He couldn’t throw it in the back because it could be seen. It was not hanging in this window like some hunters do. Why was he lying on the ground with guns pointed at him? If it was not in plain sight, where did he put it? Did he throw it on the ground so a young child could get a hold of it? THIS IS THE PROBLEM!!! This is EXACTLY what happens to thousands of black men every day across the country. You pick and choose who YOU want to “harass” and ultimately you take their life. Dylan was an ONLY child. Do you get it now? Does it sink in some now? Families are broken because of the negligence. The real person that had the rifle is STILL out there. Did you get him? Nooo. You were too busy shooting an unarmed kid.
You start to have a distaste for the law because you see how crooked it is. You get disgusted with law enforcement when you see killings upon unnecessary killings are vindicated because you LIED and said your life was in danger. Excuse after excuse after excuse. To be honest, you know why cops are lumped together with the notion that you are racist and want to kill black people… it is because you cover for each other in instances where you shouldn’t. Code of Silence…FOH!!! Life is life. Justice is actually injustice here in America. You do what you do and wonder why people start to take matters into their own hands. It is because the ones that we should be calling are the ones showing that they do not give a damn. That is truly sad. You want us to extend the olive branch but hell you not even extending your arm to take it. I see the Dallas shooting of officers as a taste of what is to come. I’m not a prophet, but if this continues there will be more bloodshed. Another black man was killed by a cop and people are retaliating. This is a wake. It is time you wake up, acknowledge this problem, and get on your knees & pray. If you are going out here and taking a life then going home to make a sandwich, you dance with the devil in the pale moonlight and the sun. Everyone wants to go home every night.
Wake up people! Lets live peacefully.