Black Lives matter, Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter

Black Lives matter, Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter

(I FIRST RAN THIS ARTICLE IN NOVEMBER OF 2015 BUT I DECIDED TO RUN IT AGAIN AFTER A YOUNG UNARMED MAN WAS SHOT 20 IN HIS BACK YARD IN SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA BY A COUPLE OF POLICE OFFICERS A COUPLE OF NIGHTS AGO)

A few days ago I saw a picture somewhere here in the States during some kind of a rally where it showed uniformed police officers and some were holding up a sign that said “Blue Lives Matter”, I hadn’t seen that before but obviously it stuck in my memory. After the police officer shot that young black man in Ferguson Missouri earlier this year and the riots that followed a group of people started up the campaign of Black Lives Matter and yes, they absolutely do matter, but so does everyone else including the lives of every single man and woman who carry a badge.

 

Personally I believe that we are looking at two main issues when it comes to police violence against anyone anywhere at any time. First I do believe as a Christian that no person has any right to use deadly force against anyone unless they or their family are being attacked. When this happens though I do believe that everyone has the right and the duty to protect themselves and their loved ones. You see if there is no “attack” then there is no “attack” to protect from. A lot of Americas problems with our youth is that they do tend to have lousy parenting skills, or simply have no care about raising their kids to be God-loving and God-fearing human beings. When our young people develop a culture where they are proud of being loud mouthed punks where they have no respect for anyone or anything and their life goals is to act as big and bad as possible, then our young folks end up butting heads with the police departments. When we have a culture where acting like or being “gangster” is a life goal then these young folks are sometimes going to cross paths with some punks who are wearing blue. Being a cop is a difficult job and it usually takes a person who is rather “macho” “alpha males or ladies” to be able to do that job. But law enforcement world-wide is morally obligated to make sure that all Officers are mature, reasonable, honest adults and many departments have failed horribly at this job requirement.

 

Two things that I would like to see done in my lifetime is for our youth to find the love of Jesus and follow His examples of love instead of following the gangster hoodlum stupidity. If people would simply obey an Officers requests/orders and follow the Officers orders immediately and do it politely then how many lives would still be being lived? Now about Police Officers, their people, their responsibilities and their maturity issues. I am almost 60 years old now and I have lived in many states north and south. I have known many Police Officers from different backgrounds and I totally believe that many Officers and in some cases their whole departments are very much immature punks, thugs, and loud mouths. These type issues plus the fact that most Officers any more act as though they are scared to death of everyone they encounter. Some of this fear is valid as there are people in society who will shoot a cop for fun, and the cops know this danger. If you notice, anymore whenever a cop encounters people they almost always have the side arm unlatched and they have one hand on the trigger. In some cases this fear/cautiousness has caused innocent people to be murdered by a cop yet this same fear/caution has saved many Officers lives because the person they have stopped are sometimes looking for a chance to kill the Officer.

 

Every life on Earth matters, black, blue, white, brown, red, yellow, or pink with purple poke a dots. Every human life matters. So my conclusion on this issue today is a two-fold request. One, our society here in America is sick, certain cultures especially in the black communities have got to correct themselves. This must be done through better parenting skills with more Dads acting like dads. I personally did a horrible job at raising my two blood children but I was fortunate in that they were raised by a good family and they both turned out to be college grads who have never been in jail and who are now great parents themselves. Most people aren’t so lucky and it seems that our society excepts and applauds people who act like total morons. If families all still prayed at the supper table each evening and took even a half of an hour for Bible study and prayer and have the parents acting like loving parents, it is my belief that there would be many more young people still alive and out of prison than what we see today. Also, I believe that there would be more Police Officers alive today if as a profession they would vigorously fire the mean, hate filled, aggressive Officers who are ruining their profession. This does not hardly ever happen because to many departments are now headed by the same human garbage as the Officers they protect. Just because a person has been a Cop for 20 years does not mean that they are a quality person or Officer, just as a person who is a teacher who has 20 years experience does not mean that they are worth a damn as a teacher. A person can do a job for a whole life time but that does not mean that they were ever doing their job the way they swore an oath to do it.

 

America, we as a Nation have a lot of problems and we all are going to have many more new survival issues in our countries future, that is if we don’t implode as a Nation first. We as a Nation must come together as one people who are dedicated to Christian ideology or we will come apart at the seams. I guess maturity and decency by all people toward all people is beyond our reach as “a people”, I wish that wasn’t so but as the old saying goes “the proof is in the pudding.” If we fight among ourselves because of race and hatred then we as a Nation will be defeated by the Islamic hate groups that want all of us to die as quickly as possible. Folks, we don’t have a chance until we grow up and act like God-loving people toward each other, no matter what color, no matter what job.

Police Violence Is Not Always About Race

Police Violence Is Not Always About Race

(This Article Was First Published On December 14th Of 2014)

Today I see the news where it is said 25,000 people marched today in NYC against police violence. I agree with marching and complaining against police violence if that is what is in your heart to do, and as long as you yourself stay nonviolent. But I ask you one thing, why? Are you a non white person who thinks it is all about white cops against your particular minority? Cops against all minorities? Or do you feel that Cops turn to violence way to quickly when no violence was needed, or at least far less physical expenditure should have been used? Could the police have used a stun gun instead of a bullet? Could the police person have shot someone in the arm or shoulder instead of the torso?

 

The fear factor, the safety factor toward a Police Officer, theirs toward us the general public, and ours toward them. Any time a person is in the presence of a Police Officer most people are aware that our whole life could change on the spot if the Officer is one of those folks who think they are part of a “Para Military Organization”, as I have heard some Sheriffs refer to themselves. When the Police are trying to imitate Marine Corps M.P.’s wearing BDU’s, combat boots, and Drill Sargent hats, we the people of that area know that our freedom and our bank account are always in peril. For this type of personality, in my opinion is extremely immature and childish at best. How can anyone be totally trusted if they have that state of personality?

 

Police Departments know very well that their image is not good world-wide. You  (Officers) must police yourselves and get rid of those within your ranks who think they are God, those who have violent, hateful, or racist personalities. You must get rid of those who you know are dirty and you must get rid of those who are too scared to do your job safely. You have one of the toughest jobs in America today but you yourselves make it worse on yourselves when you don’t Police yourselves first. If the public in general are afraid of you, that is a really bad thing for you, not a good thing. If people can trust you and you present yourselves as polite professional human beings in your encounters with the public, almost all of the public will be the same with you. Violence does beget violence, this is a truth now just the same as it was 4,000 years ago. Accidents do happen that is simply part of the human equation. Accidents happen to humans whether we are driving a car, a tractor-trailer, or a Cruiser. Accidents are easier for the public to understand when they do happen, if the public believes that you are always honorable and truthful in your daily lives with them. When the public does not trust you, you are digging your own hole, causing your own wars and there is no excuse for that level of immaturity among you in that profession.

 

Racism is a cancer, it is whether we are a truck driver, an office worker, factory worker, or a Cop. When I was driving a tractor-trailer unit for a living I knew it was a fact that if anyone of us drivers made a mistake or an overt aggressive move that we stuck out like a neon light. Then we also become easy targets for media who must find things to write about each and every day if they wish to keep their jobs. The same is true of everyone in your profession. As you know, one Police Officer from Hicksville Tennessee can make a mistake in how they handled a call and in 30 minutes the whole wired world knows their face and their name. Worse, they gave your profession another bloody nose. If it is believed by your constituents that the Officers violent response was in any way due to race your whole profession takes another body blow. If you know that a member of your department is racist toward any persons you must, if you wish to have any actual integrity, fire that person from your ranks. That person is a terminal cancer to you personally and to your chosen profession, get rid of them now, for your own sake.

 

I personally do not believe that most Cops nationwide are racist people, I do not believe that at all. There is the obvious reality that there are millions of people in our country that are very racist, who are very violent thus almost useless human beings, of every race. Our society, our culture as some wish to refer to it, says it is okay for us or our kids to steel from stores and it is okay for us to act violently when stopped by a store employee or a Police Officer. Many believe that it is okay to be mouthy with an Officer when they stop you for something as minor as robbery. Many believe it is okay to not obey their commands when told to do things like “put your hands up where I can see them”. Instead it’s okay to do stupid things like reach in your pockets instead, then when you get shot, if the Cop was from another race, then you have thousands who will jump on the race bandwagon, mainly because they themselves are racist and see everything in terms of color of skin (in my opinion).

 

We as a human culture must police ourselves. To me this has to start in the home, if the home teaches the children to be race oriented and to hate all police, “because all Police are racist pigs”, guess how that child is going to grow up thinking. If we as a human culture teach our children hate by race, they will most likely grow up to be hate filled racist grownups. Some people are racist hate filled persons, I do not believe that our society will ever mature past this evil. We must all be realistic, there is hate filled people in absolutely every profession, even the Clergy has many offenders. That there are racist Cops should be no surprise but this is where Law Enforcement Agencies absolutely have to Police their own and get rid of these bad apples from their profession. I am a 58-year-old white male who has been stopped by and or questioned by Police officers all over the country and I have not once ever felt racism toward me by any Officer. I have been screwed over by crooked Cops in several places around the country but it was always about money or their personal ego power trips (which I also consider a human cancer), it was never ever about race. Please don’t say something ignorant or just plain stupid like “well he’s probably only been pulled over by white Cops”, I hope you are not that racist, ignorant or just plain stupid to believe something like that.

 

The bottom line is guys and ladies who wear the Badge, police yourselves more thoroughly and more and more of the general public will support you. Most everyone, except those making a financial living promoting race anger are sick to death of race being an issue within our society. Your profession as Law Enforcement Officers must do everything in your human power to excommunicate racist people from your Department, no matter what color that racist person happens to be. Cleansing of the Soul, the body, or the profession must be preformed from the head down. Personally I am totally, completely mentally sick and tired of race being an issue in our society. Until we morally cleanse ourselves of this evil our Nation will never heal and the blood on the ground will be called in testament of our age on our Judgement Day before God.

We Watch Ourselves Die A Little, Every Single Day

We Watch Ourselves Die A Little, Every Single Day

 

We do don’t we, we watch ourselves die a little every single day via some form of media, or worse, with our own eyes. We see constantly how there are so many people all around us who for many different reasons, are starving and who lack basic shelter from the elements. Not just one gender or race, we are all one, one against physical attacks against our women and our children. We condemn all of these acts of violence yet they continue.

The recent troubles we were seeing in Ferguson Mo and other communities is a wake up call to the main stream media of a deep seeded hate and mistrust of our own Law Enforcement Agencies . Yes is does appear obvious that it is possible race was in part an issue there, but that is only known for sure in the hearts of the two men who were doing the tango. I am not wise enough to assume to know their inner thoughts. I do know that I pray to God that it (race) did not have any thing to do with the event. Race, being an issue with anyone who says they believe in Jesus is putting hot coals under their own feet. The real issue in these demonstrations is highlighting what it has become, new rules of engagement and more training seem to be needed by Police Departments and within the general public. Better re-pore with every Law Enforcement Department in the world and with the whole community they serve. Huge other factor, people badly need to quit breaking the law in the first place and when an Officer tells us to stop then stop, if they say put your hands up, just shut up and do it. I have lived many places in my days and I have witnessed towns and regions where the Police were the problem because they were/are because they are/were either dirty, violent, or both. I have lived in places as we do now where the Law Enforcement Officers I have met have all been raised as quality people. All Policing Departments around the world must be true friends of their communities of which they are part of or they risk the wrath of the population and of becoming nothing but a target because of their Badge.

 

Most everyone that I know lives either week to week, or at most could only last 4-6 weeks without any revenue coming in. Most small business are very fortunate to last 90 days waiting on their biggest customers to pay them. Life is hard, we all know that, obviously for some, life really drew them a bum deal from their beginning. By American standards I would have to put our (my families) physical wealth at a grade of a (D). Nothing to brag about for sure, yet we are not hungry or cold. Now, switch your thoughts to the poor we see around us, homeless and hungry in our own townships. We do not care enough about others often enough (more meals than just on holidays) to see if we can help create a unit of family within our own local communities.

 

Last I heard the UN was cutting off food to Syrian Refuges because people who had promised to donate had not sent the money yet. They said that is about 1.2 million people are going to quit getting food. This is a humanity crisis! How do we as a human race allow the horrors all around us? Is that it, because it is all around us, we are inundated, saturated in blood? And because most all people have to work so hard every week or day just to have their food and their roof that we forget about what is going on in the rest of the communities we live in. Each day our media shows us clips of the bad going on around the world, and we just wait and pray and hope that what we see on TV today won’t be on our own towns doorstep tomorrow. The hungry revolt for basic human needs. If we do not care enough to care about our own Brothers/Sisters/Children who are our own blood and our own neighbors then how in the name of Who/What Deity we worship can we ourselves expect the condition of humanity to survive. Let us all do what we personally can toward trying to work as a community, try to help by humanizing all those we can that are around us each day. For in doing so, we humanize ourselves.

Police And Public Relations With ALL People

Police And Public Relations With ALL People

 

I guess this post is my strong request to all Law Enforcement Personnel and Departments. Please consider my thoughts on this issue of public relations and how Your Profession is taking such a bad hit right now. When a Law Enforcement Officer comes walking up to us when we are out and about would it not be to the Officers benefit if we the people welcome you as a friend? Most people I have ever know, of every skin color are leery of and a lot of the time, scared of you. I know a lot of folks among you say great, that is exactly what we want. No it isn’t you redneck dummy! I qualify that statement with this disclaimer, there isn’t much of anything wrong with being a redneck, but you gotta be a decent human being at all times, especially when you’re wearing shiny boots, stars, and Kevlar. Your reputation as a Law Enforcement Officer, as a human being, and as a Child of God depend on it.

 

All over the country the people know of Policing Departments who spend millions on old military weapons. Officers all over the country you see wearing combat boots and BDU’s, with their DI hats and attitudes. I have heard Sheriffs on the AM radio referring to themselves and their Departments as “Para Military Organizations”. Ladies and Gentlemen, no you are not, you are Public Servants. You are and should be considered as friends and neighbors, the first line of exterior defense that I as a citizen will feel safe to call to my home. Way to often in way to many neighborhoods the general public are very concerned about having any contact with the Officers, they simply don’t trust you on many different levels. Officers, you must Police Yourselves from the inside. You as an individual, as a Department, and as a Profession if you ever want to get the trust of the people. Trust has got to become a major issue for Your Profession, when you have the trust of the public you will have the safety and the respect you deserve and it will then become a lot safer for you when you are wearing that uniform.

As A Race (Human) We Are Sick And Pathetic

As A Race (Human) We Are Sick And Pathetic

 

I have a question for each and every one of you, are you sick yet? There’s a lot of different kinds of sick as we all know even if we are just speaking of viral which I am not. I am speaking about the soul of the human race, and this is also an issue in itself, believe it or not. Just in case your brain threw up a question mark, I do mean that there are billions of people who either believe that this life is all there is, so they have no concern for anyone else’s tomorrows because they do not believe in the concept of Souls. But you know what is worse than this line of thought? There are many people who do not believe that everyone is even worthy of being considered as a human being.

 

I like almost all of us do believe in their being such a thing as an all-powerful Creator of all things, a Master Deity. I have learned through study, witnessing, and listening that people consider people who are different from themselves in some way to be inferior to themselves, even Soulless. How do you think it was considered by the US Federal government from Andrew Jackson through General Grant to remove or wipe off the map the Indian People, they were “soulless savages” don’t you see? How did those who considered themselves to be “people of God” decide it was okay to enslave “by race”? Slavery has been a sickening reality world-wide since the invention of ego and hate, other words, for a very long time. Slavery, indentured or other wise is a heart breaking thing even when it is all about the financial aspects. In the Americas Europeans tried first to enslave the original continents populations and when that didn’t work out so well the slave trade in Africans blossomed. It is an unfortunate sickening reality an estimated 35,000,000 people live as slaves right now, today. (very recent UN stat). But if you are an African or a black American you are not a slave here in this country because of your skin color nor do you even know or have met anyone for those reasons that was ever a ‘legal’ slave. People must all quit the slave mentality and start from this second forward to start treating absolutely everyone as an equal human being. I know, it’s not going to happen, we as a human race are just to hate filled and stupid to act toward each other as God instructed us to do.

 

The human race is very sick today, all around the world you see pure hate. People violently oppressing others because of not only skin color or religion but over things like what country they were born in (like anyone had an option in that decision) or even what part of their own country a person is from. We have always had the financial problems between people who use  wealth to hate against the ones who have more than you, or hate towards people who are financially poorer than you. Hate goes in every direction if we let it, including to the depths of our hearts and souls.

 

Most all of us have come to realize that people in general do not like to be told what we have to do by people who don’t live by the same codes they choose to enforce upon others. Here I am speaking directly to and about government officials at every single level there is, every department. Presidents to Congress to the VA to Social Security personnel to each and every single law enforcement officer. People at times, sometimes a lot, abuse their positions as “our public servants”. I may have just angered a lot of police officers, so be it, but chill out for a moment. Are you a human being? Then you have erred in judgement at points in your life, and in your job, we all have. None of us are perfect. But, how bad some people in every walk of life choose to carry their ego toward others must improve and the only human way to do that is from inside of our own human brain, heart, and soul.

 

Police and politicians when they are evil or just simply mistake prone these faults are put up in lights for all to see. I spent almost all of my adult life behind the wheel of a semi tractor-trailer unit, when you make a mistake while behind the wheel, you stand out more in a crowd. Flying, it is said is much safer than driving our nations roadways, and I do agree with that, fewer idiots (people who have no clue what they are really doing). But, and a huge but, let the pilot mess up, and the whole world will know your name and face in less than a day.

Now I have seen and known many good law enforcement officers, but I have also know several that I would not trust with anything especially authority or a firearm. This situation in Ferguson MO where an officer shot and killed that young man of another race shows many acidic flaws in Americas underbelly. Of course the race issue, it always seems to be a race issue in this country when a white officer shoots a non white, especially if that person was black. Yet when a black officer shoots non black people our main stream media runs and hide. How do we here in America want our Law Enforcement Departments to perform their duties in regard to the race issue? Do we require that only white Officers are allowed to interact with the white people and only black Officers to interact with the black population as well as all the other races? Meaning in like manner that each race only enforces the laws of ethnicity?  You know what I mean, Hispanic toward only Hispanic, Indian only toward Indian and so on?

 

I do not know first hand exactly what all the events were in the Ferguson case, I wasn’t there, I didn’t see it. Here we must put our trust in the fact that God knows exactly what happened, exactly what was going through each mans mind. I do not want to sit in judgement of any other person, I have to many sins of my own. I do agree that after God that our next option is we have to trust the people in our legal system to be above corruption of bank account or mind. We all know that at times the human factor slaps us with the reality that some of these humans are in need of being replaced from their positions of authority. But, we as a human race here in America and around the world must do it without any violence when at all possible. No one ever has the right to be an aggressor toward another person, everyone has the right to defend themselves when being attacked, but only then. If there are no aggressors, there is no need for conflict. No violence here is except-able, and we can remove some of these people at the ballot box. Police departments, police your own in total honesty. Families, police your own, try your very best to be a positive light to the ones in your own home. Please pray for all the violence in your own communities, in your own families to totally cease. Unless we are just totally ignorant we had better realize that the Spirit of God sees everything, and He knows our every thought. He knows why we do what we do, there is no BS-ing our Creator, He knows exactly what the truth is and the truth is what He will judge every one of us on.

Chicago Ends a Bloody Year With 762 Homicides

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF TIME MAGAZINE)

Chicago Ends a Bloody Year With 762 Homicides

Residents And Activists Hold Anti-Violence March After Deadly Year In Chicago
Scott Olson—Getty Images The Rev. Jesse Jackson (L) and Rev. Michael Pfleger carry crosses as they march with other residents, activists, and family members of victims of gun violence down Michigan Avenue to draw attention to the city’s rising murder rate on Dec. 31, 2016 in Chicago.

There were nearly 300 more homicides than the previous year

(CHICAGO) — One of the bloodiest years on record in Chicago ended with 762 homicides and more than 3,500 shooting incidents.

Police released crime statistics on Sunday that reveal rampant gun violence. Not only were nearly 300 more homicides and more than 1,000 more shooting incidents than there were in 2015, but the total number of homicides was the highest since 1997.

The statistics also show that the bulk of the homicides were in five of the city’s poorest neighborhoods on the South and West sides, where violent street gangs are most active.

The police department has long lamented the flood of illegal guns into the city. Sunday’s statistics show that the 8,300 illegal guns recovered in 2016 represents a 20 percent increase from the year before.

Are Black Folks Their Own Worse Enemy When It Comes To Interaction With Police?

 

I believe that I am just like most people here in the U.S. when it comes to police shootings, I am outraged and I am sick of them happening. Today we hear of another one in southern California in a suburb of San Diego where another unarmed black man was shot and killed by Officers. This morning photographs were shown of the event as it happened an in this case I have to back the Police Officers 100%. When a person reaches into their clothing and goes to a ‘shooter’ position and you, me or an Officer are only a few feet away directly in front of someone who did this you are going to shoot that person as fast as you can. You, me, or that Officer does not have any time in which to do anything except shoot or die. For anyone to say that the Officer should have waited to see what the man was going to do is either crazy or has a death wish of their own. Either that or maybe you are a mind reader who knew that the man didn’t just jerk a gun out on you. This is just one case of many though and I totally believe that all are not justified in use of ‘kill shots’ or of even any shots at all. Most all of us have seen videos lately of people being shot where it was obvious that either a stun gun or one non-lethal shot would have secured the situation without the use of ‘deadly force’.

 

One of the things that is badly hurting the relations with the Black folks in the U.S. and the different Police Departments is how the Media is portraying these events. If a person didn’t know any better it would be easy to believe that the only time a Police Officer ever pulls his weapon or fires it is if they are confronting a Black Person, usually a male. The Media in this Country needs to be much more professional in how they cover the news. What I mean by this is that the Media is not supposed to be in the business of ‘creating’ the news, they are supposed to be truthful, fair and honest but do you really believe that is how News Rooms behave? Many more non-Black folks are shot by Police Officers each year than Black folks are but when is the last time such shooting ever made the National Evening News? I am a person that tries to always honor the Uniform whenever possible but some times the person in the Uniform is a very low-class low intelligent person that should never ever be issued a Badge or a firearm. Just like %50 of all Doctors graduated in the bottom %50 of their class the same is so for Police Officers. These highly visible professions should be doing their best to never hire such people or when they realize they have hired them don’t protect them, fire them before they disgrace your profession! The case of the young man in Chicago where an Officer chased him down then shot him 16 or 17 times as he lay dead in the street is a good example of what I am speaking of. The Police Union gave him a job after the Mayor (who spent more than a year covering up the event to help protect his re-election campaign) fired him and the Union is paying this man’s legal bills and fighting to get him his job back. Where is the credibility of the Union, the Chicago Police Department and of the Mayor? To me, my belief is that there isn’t any in either of the three.

 

Now I am going to get more to the meat of this article and the meaning of the headline that I used for it today. Last evening I caught about two minutes of a news clip from Fox News where a middle-aged Black man was talking about these latest publicized shootings. I believe that the term he used a few times was “comply and stay alive.” He said that this was something that he was taught since he was a very young child and he is totally correct as far as I believe. I was a truck driver trainer for many years and one of the things I always stressed to the trainees was to be a wall flower, don’t do anything that will make the Police notice you. The reality is/was that if they notice you doing anything wrong you just gave them all the excuse they need to pull you over and if they pull you over it is going to cost you a lot of your paycheck. So, basically, don’t do anything stupid and hopefully they won’t choose you to pull over. These were grown men that I was training so you would hope that they would have some basic common sense if they did get pulled over and to not act like a macho ass because that will just cost you personally a lot more money, or worse. I preached to my son as he was growing up (he’s 23 now) that anytime that he was in the presence of a Police Officer to always treat the Officer with respect even if the Officer was acting like a punk-ass and even if the Officer that pulled you over for something that you did not do, don’t ever act like a punk-ass yourself. The reason is (as I told him) that every time you are in the presence of a Police Officer your financial life and your physical life are on the line so don’t act like a fool. There are some very ‘dirty’ Officers in our society but they have all of the power when you are in their presence, they have the power to fine you, beat you up or to shoot you dead so don’t act like a macho fool around them. Most Officers are good folks, some aren’t, so as ‘Dirty Harry’ said, “do you feel lucky punk?”

 

What we have noticed on almost every single video clip where these Black males have been shot by the Police the Black Male did everything that they should never ever be doing. As the man on Fox News said,”comply and stay alive.” When an Officer tells you to do something, do it, and don’t run your mouth at them even if you are right and the Officer is wrong, simply shut up. What we have all seen over and over again is where these Black males refused to do what they were told to do and in most cases concerning weapons or perceived weapons, they refused to drop them to the ground at once, as they were told to do. When an Officer tells you to drop whatever is in your hands even if you know it is not a weapon, it doesn’t mean that Officer knows that, so simply drop anything that is in your hands. If an Officer has a gun pointed at you then raise your empty hands up as high as you can so that they can know that you are not a threat to their lives. If you do happen to have a weapon on your body do not ever touch it but always tell the Officer where it is and let the Officer remove it from you. Always be very courteous with the Officer, do not act like a fool and end up dead on the ground, act like you have some sense. Viewing these videos of these Police shootings of Black males it honestly makes me wonder if the adults in Black families are having these common sense discussions with their children as they are growing up. Please folks, talk to your children so that they can grow up to be old men. Remember, it doesn’t matter if an Officer is right or wrong when you are in their presence, comply and stay alive, please!

Milwaukee: The Ignorance, Stupidity, Hyprocery And The Shame Of The Black Community

 

So, there has been another police shooting, this time in the city of Milwaukee Wisconsin. Some folks, especially black folks may be mad at me for this title I used today, so be it. I have not read or heard of which skin color the Police Officer has but we do hear that the man shot was a young black man. So, what happens as soon as the word gets out? Black folks go to the streets and start a riot, burning several businesses to the ground along with several vehicles, brilliant isn’t it? There is an old saying don’t sh– where you live yet this ignorance continues. Now the people who live there have got to go to other stores to do their shopping and not all people have transportation so this ignorance has only hurt the local population.

 

For now, I am backing the police on this shooting, do you remember the slogan, innocent until proven guilty? The criminals who participated in this riot last night and this morning prove by their actions that they themselves are exactly that, criminals that should be arrested and thrown into prison. They prove by their own actions that they have no interest in the truth of the matter! The Milwaukee County Sheriff Mr. Clarke who happens to be a black person also, has requested from the Governor Mr. Walker and from the Major General who is in charge of the Wisconsin National Guard for help in stopping this stupidity. It is my personal belief that the National Guard if they are deployed should have the right, and be given the order, to shoot on site any violent protesters. This is for the safety of the rest of the population as there is no excuse for the violence.

 

The Sheriff has publicly stated that the Officer is a three-year veteran of the police force and that he did have a body camera on him. Why is it that these local folks who participated in the riot would not wait to see if what the Officer said happened is the actual truth? Do the black communities in America really want there to be no Police within their communities? Folks, it is the community leaders in most cases who plead with the Mayors for there to be a bigger Police presence within their communities because of there being so much crime where they live and work. If the video shows that the Officer was lying he should be fired and prosecuted to the fullest extent that the law allows. I to have come across many very crooked Police Officers in my life, I know that they are just like all other humans, there are good ones and bad ones. But the people who chose to riot last night are showing that they are the problem within their own communities by not waiting to see what that body camera shows the truth to be!

 

Here are a few facts about what happened last evening for you to consider. If what the Officer said is the truth, that he was chasing the suspect because he took off and ran once the Officer’s stopped the car, then the Officer was simply doing what he is supposed to do. If it is the truth that the Officer ordered the man to stop, and that the man had a pistol in his hand and he was ordered to drop it, and he did not, the Officer did what he had to do. Sense the man was shot in the chest and not the back it appears that the Officer was telling the truth. The Sheriff says that the gun the man had been one that was stolen in a robbery about three months ago, along with 500 rounds of ammo. Also consider the fact that there was a double murder just four nights before in that exact location, one by bullets and the other via a knife. The people of the community wants there to be less crime yet it is the community that is doing the crime. This is an issue that people in the black communities struggle with all over the country, no one wants Police violence but their presence is a necessary evil especially in areas that have high crime rates. All people have the right to be and to fill safe in their daily lives and the best way to ever accomplish this is if we raise our children to be kind and loving people. If we don’t care for and raise our children and we leave the streets and the gangs to raise them then the local communities will never be a safe place for anyone. We as a society can not blame the Police Officers for them doing their jobs and trying to stay alive till the end of their shifts. Either that or we should dismiss all the Police Agencies and let the gangs be the law of all our neighborhoods.

Black Lives matter, Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter

Black Lives matter, Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter

(I FIRST RAN THIS ARTICLE IN NOVEMBER OF 2015 BUT I DECIDED TO RUN IT AGAIN AFTER A YOUNG UNARMED MAN WAS SHOT 20 IN HIS BACK YARD IN SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA BY A COUPLE OF POLICE OFFICERS A COUPLE OF NIGHTS AGO)

A few days ago I saw a picture somewhere here in the States during some kind of a rally where it showed uniformed police officers and some were holding up a sign that said “Blue Lives Matter”, I hadn’t seen that before but obviously it stuck in my memory. After the police officer shot that young black man in Ferguson Missouri earlier this year and the riots that followed a group of people started up the campaign of Black Lives Matter and yes, they absolutely do matter, but so does everyone else including the lives of every single man and woman who carry a badge.

 

Personally I believe that we are looking at two main issues when it comes to police violence against anyone anywhere at any time. First I do believe as a Christian that no person has any right to use deadly force against anyone unless they or their family are being attacked. When this happens though I do believe that everyone has the right and the duty to protect themselves and their loved ones. You see if there is no “attack” then there is no “attack” to protect from. A lot of Americas problems with our youth is that they do tend to have lousy parenting skills, or simply have no care about raising their kids to be God-loving and God-fearing human beings. When our young people develop a culture where they are proud of being loud mouthed punks where they have no respect for anyone or anything and their life goals is to act as big and bad as possible, then our young folks end up butting heads with the police departments. When we have a culture where acting like or being “gangster” is a life goal then these young folks are sometimes going to cross paths with some punks who are wearing blue. Being a cop is a difficult job and it usually takes a person who is rather “macho” “alpha males or ladies” to be able to do that job. But law enforcement world-wide is morally obligated to make sure that all Officers are mature, reasonable, honest adults and many departments have failed horribly at this job requirement.

 

Two things that I would like to see done in my lifetime is for our youth to find the love of Jesus and follow His examples of love instead of following the gangster hoodlum stupidity. If people would simply obey an Officers requests/orders and follow the Officers orders immediately and do it politely then how many lives would still be being lived? Now about Police Officers, their people, their responsibilities and their maturity issues. I am almost 60 years old now and I have lived in many states north and south. I have known many Police Officers from different backgrounds and I totally believe that many Officers and in some cases their whole departments are very much immature punks, thugs, and loud mouths. These type issues plus the fact that most Officers any more act as though they are scared to death of everyone they encounter. Some of this fear is valid as there are people in society who will shoot a cop for fun, and the cops know this danger. If you notice, anymore whenever a cop encounters people they almost always have the side arm unlatched and they have one hand on the trigger. In some cases this fear/cautiousness has caused innocent people to be murdered by a cop yet this same fear/caution has saved many Officers lives because the person they have stopped are sometimes looking for a chance to kill the Officer.

 

Every life on Earth matters, black, blue, white, brown, red, yellow, or pink with purple poke a dots. Every human life matters. So my conclusion on this issue today is a two-fold request. One, our society here in America is sick, certain cultures especially in the black communities have got to correct themselves. This must be done through better parenting skills with more Dads acting like dads. I personally did a horrible job at raising my two blood children but I was fortunate in that they were raised by a good family and they both turned out to be college grads who have never been in jail and who are now great parents themselves. Most people aren’t so lucky and it seems that our society excepts and applauds people who act like total morons. If families all still prayed at the supper table each evening and took even a half of an hour for Bible study and prayer and have the parents acting like loving parents, it is my belief that there would be many more young people still alive and out of prison than what we see today. Also, I believe that there would be more Police Officers alive today if as a profession they would vigorously fire the mean, hate filled, aggressive Officers who are ruining their profession. This does not hardly ever happen because to many departments are now headed by the same human garbage as the Officers they protect. Just because a person has been a Cop for 20 years does not mean that they are a quality person or Officer, just as a person who is a teacher who has 20 years experience does not mean that they are worth a damn as a teacher. A person can do a job for a whole life time but that does not mean that they were ever doing their job the way they swore an oath to do it.

 

America, we as a Nation have a lot of problems and we all are going to have many more new survival issues in our countries future, that is if we don’t implode as a Nation first. We as a Nation must come together as one people who are dedicated to Christian ideology or we will come apart at the seams. I guess maturity and decency by all people toward all people is beyond our reach as “a people”, I wish that wasn’t so but as the old saying goes “the proof is in the pudding.” If we fight among ourselves because of race and hatred then we as a Nation will be defeated by the Islamic hate groups that want all of us to die as quickly as possible. Folks, we don’t have a chance until we grow up and act like God-loving people toward each other, no matter what color, no matter what job.

Is Black American ‘Culture’ Black Peoples Biggest Problem With Police?

Is Black American ‘Culture’ Black Peoples Biggest Problem With Police?

 

 

I know that throughout the history of the human race that there have been issues with race that has spawned violence and hatred one toward another. Here in America some people tend to even hate people because of the accent they speak with even if they have the same skin color. Some folks here in their limited knowledge are still fighting the Civil war in their own minds. Today’s note to you is not centered on racism of black people toward everyone else nor other races toward black folks, it is about today’s black culture issues though.

 

 

To the layman at street level who has logged about five-million miles traveling over the lower 48 States and Canada I have been a witness to how people at ground level act toward issues and toward others all over the country during a span of over thirty years. I know that race issues cannot be completely taken out of how cultures feel they are or have been treated by other cultures, I guess it is a taught DNA, sort of.  I am a conservative/moderate Christian white guy from the south-east United States who is a person who thinks that brown skin is actually the prettiest (why do white folks lay out in the sun for and go to tanning booths for, to turn the white skin brown). Really what it comes down to is that I really don’t care what your outside is. I do tend to judge from what comes out of the mouth and heart of a person though, human flaw I guess, any judging is, but I like you am only a human. I err often, but at least I try not to. I try to look at life from the spiritual view of Christian Scriptures yet I often fail at that. I am not trying to judge anyone with this note today, I am asking each of us to think about the issues I am bringing up here and to consider the thoughts, the suggestions, that all. This is a note just trying to get us to consider how we “can just all get long”.

 

I know that I have heard many times throughout the country black Americans, mostly males though talking ‘smack/ignorance’ about how the worst of behaviors like constant in your face vulgar language and walking around holding their version of manhood, or treating all women like whores and the unwillingness to work for a living as just part of their culture. Like the black lady Congressman from Watts CA who after the riots there after the Rodney King verdict referred to all of that rioting, violence, store break-ins as not really a crime being committed, just culture?

 

It is no secret in the Hispanic, Asian or White communities or in the Black communities that the uneducated act the most ignorant toward each other in general.  The Black people as a race must push education for their own people. What is the dropout rate among black teenagers compared to the other races here in America? What is the unemployment rate among black youth and black males in general? What is the rate of black youth compared to other races having spent time in the penal system? What is the poverty rate differences? What is the rate of violence by black people, mainly males, toward other black folks, white folks, ect? It is no secret the ignorance of the ‘gangster’ in your face ignorance of the young people in this country causes constant conflicts. One evening at a business (in Albany Georgia) I frequented I came in on a different shift and there were two thirty-ish black women working behind the counter. They waited on the thirty-ish year old black man in line in front of me, after he left they made mention of the BMW that just left. I looked out the window and noticed that he got into a Ford and the girls seen that I had a bit of a question on my face so they explained that BMW that they were speaking of was ‘black man who works’. They explained a few things to me, they said that around there that almost all of the single black men either ran drugs or whores, very few would actually work for a living that they were always looking for some woman to lay in on. Education, morals, non-aggression, faith in a loving God, importance of families with the dads in the household, these are taught things, they are learned, just like good habits are taught and learned. The black communities in America as a whole is horribly failing their own people. Another one of these two black ladies jokes was “how do you starve a black man to death, answer, hide his food stamps under his work boots, ouch”!

 

These so-called black ministers who have made personal million’s by always going around preaching hate and discontent would instead preach and teach as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr did during his life time many more black people and other people would be alive today. When a person comes into contact with a group of people, a race of people, and that person time and time again when they come into this contact are having trouble with this particular race or culture of people, they are going to get fed up with it, this in your face mentality.  A very good example of this can be shown in basic human nature. I as a former lifelong over the road truck driver knows that some police officer in general are crooked as a dogs hind leg that’s been broken a dozen times, but most are not that way. If you are a police officer and you see a certain trucking companies trucks several times a day and this companies drivers think they are all cowboys and don’t have to obey the laws like everyone else. Let’s say every time you pull over one of them that they are stoned or drunk then you as a human being may well stop these trucks at their slightest infraction when another truck traveling with it wasn’t pulled. What if every time you as a cop pull over a tractor-trailer unit that the driver of almost every truck gets out being mouthy with the cop and refusing to obey the cops’ directives, what kind of attitude do you think any human being would get toward all truck drivers and trucking in general? The same exact thing happens with a lot of police officers when they encounter belligerent people who time and time again are of one race, nationality, gender, age group etc.

 

What I am saying is that here in America the Black community has got to as a whole look inside their own actions, their own culture, to see if we by our own personal actions and those of our families, communities, churches are making problems worse with society as a whole and /or with the police in general. Every culture faces these same questions, what actions by people are okay in a civil society and which just cause conflict. There is no doubt that police departments around the globe have officers who are less than stable, less than decent, less than honest, less than mature, thugs, etc. This is a constant issue for every department everywhere and not just police departments, warehousing, offices, factories, etc. Race, morals, violence, these are all personal issues and until we decide to quit blaming others for things that they had nothing to do with, then our own personal experiences will be unpleasant at times, especially when we are having a face to face meeting with Police Officers. Everyone on the planet needs to understand that if you have any encounter with any Police Officer anywhere, that if that Officer happens to be dirty, he can mess up the rest of your life, or end it. So when we encounter an Officer during our day simply always be kind and decent to them and do obey their orders to limit the opportunity for a moron to show you how big a moron he can become. O, and always hope for dash cams and Officer Body Cameras, for everyone’s sake, to protect the civilian and to protect the Officer from lies being leveled against each other.

 

 

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