“Let’s Stop Blaming The Police”
Are we missing the true narrative once again?
By its very construction, local, state and Federal governments systemically created blast radiuses throughout the US, placed African Americans within them, made them quarantine zones and using drugs, bad medicine, poor education and no jobs along with the Police — tried to wipe us out!
At a fevering pitch, we are hearing from people of color about immoral Police officers who are, due to their scorn, inflicting unmitigated retribution upon the African American masses.
What in anyone’s view has the Police done wrong? What has been their crime? And why were they ceremoniously not punished for so long? African Americans and other American minorities know the answer. And that answer lies within the oath officers must take when being sworn into the position.
It reads similar to this:
“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.”
Some may say, police offers have indeed upheld this oath. It’s witnessed by many Grand Juries and courtrooms all throughout the United States when officers are found not guilty for slaughtering an African American or any undesirable minority. The fact they are found not guilty or the Grand Jury fails to see any reason for prosecution is a testimony and a hidden wink that they have proven themselves faithful to the oath they took.
In this, we fear that some African Americans have missed the more authentic narrative, which is these officers are doing their jobs and have done it well!
Further examination of the oath shows keywords like “public trust.” “Who is the public holding the trust” one might ask? How are they defined? Next, we see, “..hold myself and others accountable..” “Accountable to whom?” comes to one’s mind. And then we find the answers in the last sentence, “I will always uphold the constitution, my community, and the agency I serve.” We see the words “constitution, community, and agency.” I argue that these are the pillars that make up any recognized society.
Constitution: a body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed.
Community: a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.
Agency: a department or body providing a specific service for a government or similar organization.
Police officers have taken an oath, and to their credit, I say they have fulfilled it well. If evidence shows police offers have achieved their trusted vows, how then can they be blamed?
To this, I say, “Let’s Stop Blaming The Police.” To blame them is to fail at capturing the narrative and, sadly, missing the big picture and the real objective hiding for so long.
Local, state, and the federal governments commissioned police officers, of their own will, to police African Americans and to protect White America. The Police, hired by White elitist in government, kept White communities peaceful and safe from harm. They were simultaneously left to their own caprices to deal with African American and other minorities any way they saw fit, be it by systematic rape, robbery, looting and hangings.
As long as the White elitist enjoyed their privileged lives, Police were rewarded to reign terror on undeserving minority communities, African American, Native American and or Latino. This was a ‘Green Light’ doctrine shared amongst the privileged and nonprivileged White classes. “Keep them in their place!” was the decree. Edifices were erected and government officials elected to met out reward to officers who toppled over one another to see who could out do the other in harming African Americans seeking favor from the Elitist. The more harm they could achieve the larger their portion of living the American dream was realized.
It is an unspeakable crime and corruption so deep within the country’s soil that if the blood-soaked hills and valleys of this country could speak, entire neighborhoods of Whites would be abandoned from shame and fear of reprisals.
For this many African Americans and other minorities know that the Police should not be blamed for the atrocities meted out to minorities. White established local, state and Federally elective officials take the blame. We all know Police officers aren’t paid that well. But how better the pay can be and favors had by their elected officials if they do the unspeakable?
At this time I say that we make sure we hold the narrative. I have very little to say about a White cop killing an African American that I have to say about the African American cop who stood there and let him do it! We need the Police, but more importantly, as African Americans, they need us. I beg we take a few moments and not lose sight of this, and I argue that in this sordid tale, they too are victims although willingly - White and African American cop alike.
No, but the mandate of our time is it’s time for local, state and the Federal governments to take full accounting before us and The Almighty Living God for the atrocities rained down upon us. They must answer for what they have done to all of us, Native American, African American and Latino American.
This is the narrative and we need to hold onto it for if we don’t — White elitist will have us all hugging and holding hands as they march us into the next ambush worse than what we’ve already known.
Until White officials fess up, we should not let up. Until White police officers begin to fess up, African American police officers should not let up. Until White employers and educational leaders fess up, we should not let up. If you Whites hate us because we are criminals, low lives, thugs and uneducated, and fail to see how your craft has brought our condition about, then you aren’t part of the problem but the problem entirely.