by Jack Lee
It seems like every time a group of blacks encounters a police officer arresting a black man/woman for anything, its another opportunity to interfere, cause trouble and play the race card.
In the inner city, blacks are particularly well known for banding together against the cops. The really tough groups use the most foul and threatening language they can against the police. We’ve all seen the videos and you know this is true. The locals don’t want the cops there to arrest anyone for anything, because the next time it could be them. I’ve seen this happen many times, as a cop and as a civilian. On the other side, I can also say with confidence that most police officers are just trying to do their job to the best of their ability, despite the angry resistance from the black community.
Ironically, it’s dangerous on the street for young blacks growing up and cops alike. The both have to be on guard, but for entirely different reasons. Another irony is, race doesn’t matter if you are a cop, its that uniform that is drawing fire.
Dallas and our long history of confronting the police shows there’s simply too many haters out here! These haters didn’t start out that way, they’ve been duped by the wild stories about the police brutality, the stupid stories about cops hating blacks, and how cops are allegedly busting black people for little or no reason at all. These haters are crazy dangerous and they would likely kill cops, if given the opportunity. This makes the police job incredibly stressful, and volatile. Few of us could handle it and even fewer still would want too!
There is no question in my mind that some of this racism stems from President Obama on racial bias. He’s set back race relations by decades.
Because of all the hostility, the race baiting, the black leaders acting imprudently, law enforcement has become a thankless job. Just too many provocateurs piling on the cops with their stupid opinions that are simply ill informed or flat out wrong, but they have the pulpit.
Cops are not monsters, they’re just people. They’re not perfect, but on the whole and as a profession they the best of us. Most cops just try to work around the anger in the black community and do the best they can, protect us, all of us. They are public servants and they deserve our support, but they sure aren’t getting it at the moment.
It seems the public is now second guessing almost everything the cops do, and that’s not fair. Nobody but the cop in the moment could evaluate a given situation. We wouldn’t know what they heard, saw, or thought, but civilians armed with a tiny bit of information think they can judge the actions of that cop within minutes of the news story coming out. I guess it’s easier to go after the cops than be patient, wait for the facts and then put the blame where it really belongs. Attacking the credibility and dedication of the police seems like the popular thing to do, from the black community agitators to unworthy politicians trying to grab votes! Cops are an easy target because they can’t defend themselves like their biased accusers can.
My first experience with racial hatred took place when I was a teenager. One day by sheer chance I happened to drive through a black neighborhood as a riot was breaking out and let me tell you, it was a scary scene. This was the Watts Riot and that debacle wound up in total anarchy for a time. It was so bad the National Guard had to be called out to restore order.
Arson lit fires burned down whole city blocks and there was millions in property damage before it was over.
There were stores burning, windows were broken out everywhere, several people were pulled from cars and beaten (I saw that on the news when I got home). There was rampant looting and then there were deaths.
It was all so tragic and in my opinion….totally unwarranted. Because it all began over a simple drunk driving arrest! Two white cops arresting a black man was all it took. He was not shot or beaten, he was simply being arrested and the scene became volatile. The black quickly community rioted. Okay, let me back up, that racial hate and hate for the police had been simmering in Watts for years, this drunk arrest was just the trigger.
See, that’s what face. They face that kind of extreme threat every day working in black neighborhoods. You never know what will cause the next riot.
If you examine the race based rioting that has followed since the Watts riot you will find a fairly consistent pattern showing up over and over. It goes something like this: Cops attempt to make an arrest, it doesn’t go well, things get out of control because of a mistake in judgement or an inability to contain the situation. Anyway, something ugly happens and this is then followed by a rush to judgement by many more black groups. They will soon leverage it into a major problem, perhaps a full-on riot with looting or worse!
When this happens, the racial tensions within America always get worse. It’s a lose lose for everyone. And this is often caused by just a few violent prone blacks. But the race baiters like Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton love to stir things up because now they are important! They are unapproved black spokesmen. However, if these agitators are not available, you can rest assured there will be some rabble-rouser ready to take their place.
Why do they deliberately cause trouble? I don’t know, but there’s a lot of varied reason I’m sure. Perhaps it’s so they can loot a local liquor store or steal stuff? You tell me, because the reason these people do violent things is a real mix of things. Sometimes I’m not sure they know why they do it. It’s just a mob action thing.
Mobs are not logical – they are emotional. There’s rarely any sort of connection between protesting and looting, they are two very different things done for vastly different reasons. But, our dear old leftwing media and those chronic race-baiters will always be there, ready to assign some lame excuse or just to blame the police. People lie a lot in civil unrest just to gain some advantage. Even the President of the United States has done it. He’s jumped on this political band wagon and he began doing it only days after his election. It didn’t take long for his racial bias to show!
Four times President Obama has rushed to judgment and assigned blame on the police or someone other than on the black criminal offender. And 4 times, he was absolutely on the wrong side. But, he’s never issued an apology when he was shown to be wrong, has he? Even though he started his presidency with an apology tour for his views of America’s past transgressions.
So now we have these decades of overreaction to police incidents by the black community and it happens with such regularity that you might think they are using the police as an excuse to loot, rob, beat, bully, burn and destroy. This means looting, burning and destroying black owned businesses too! Where’s the logic and fairness in that?
When it comes to rioting, the street thugs will abound. And because the cops are controlled by politicians they are forced to use kid gloves. Then the politicians make windy speeches about reforming the police and shift the blame on them! But, on the other side the black mob is ready to loot at the slightest opportunity, i.e. Ferguson, Mo and Baltimore, Md.
This civil unrest began in earnest with the Philadelphia race riots in 1964 and spread to Watts in 1965. Then came the 1966 – Division Street riots, June 12-14, Humboldt Park, Chicago, Illinois 1966 – Omaha riot of 1966, July 2, Omaha, Nebraska, 1966 – 1966 Chicago West-Side riots, July 12-15, Chicago, Illinois, 1966 – Hough riots, July 18-24, Cleveland, Ohio 1966 – Waukegan riot, August 27, Waukegan, Illinois, 1966 – Benton Harbor riots, August 30 – September 4, Benton Harbor, Michigan, 1967 – Long Hot Summer of 1967 refers to a year in which 159 race riots erupted across the United States, including: 1967 – Avondale riots, June 12-15, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1967 – Buffalo riot of 1967, June 27, Buffalo, New York 1967 – 1967 Newark riots, July 12-17, Newark, New Jersey, 1967 – 1967 Plainfield riots, July 14-21, Plainfield, New Jersey, 1967 – Cairo riot, July 17, Cairo, Illinois, 1967 – 1967 Detroit riot, July 23-29, Detroit, Michigan, 1967 – Cambridge riot of 1967, July 24, a.k.a. the H. Rap Brown riot, Cambridge, Maryland, 1967 – Milwaukee riot, July 30, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and from here until 2015 there were about 60 plus race riots of a similar nature, i.e., always by blacks, allegedly upset with cops, but using looting of liquor stores as their primary way of distressing and managing their anger.
A few more examples: 1991 – Crown Heights riot, August 1991, Brooklyn, New York. Remember the 1992 – L.A. Rodney King riots, April-May 1992, Los Angeles, California or the 2010 – BART verdict riot, July 8, in response to verdict in BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant? About 100 businesses were damaged and 78 people were arrested. Oakland, California. Getting the picture yet?
2014 – Ferguson, Missouri, August 10. Protests turned into violent riots and unrest after the death of teenager Michael Brown, who was shot by a Ferguson police officer. “Burn this bitch down” was said to the mob by Michael Brown’s step-father (ex-con). Obama chose to console the suspects mother and sided with the black community, until the officer was who was found completely innocent of any wrong doing. But, from that incident the big lie, “Hands up – Don’t shoot” continues to be heard at race protests and race marches around the country. Truth seems to matter little to these racial hate group, looking for trouble, not justice!
2015 – Baltimore, Maryland – After days of semi-peaceful protests, rioting and looting began on Monday, April 27, 2015 following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. It was widely assumed by the court of mostly black and liberal public opinion, that 6 officers murdered low-life Gray. Then one by one the officers are found innocent in a real court, who heard the real evidence and facts.
The above incidents of black misconduct represents only a small portion the many major racial incidents of record.
Too often we’ve seen mobs of black people, the media calls protesters, behaving badly, committing felonies in order to allegedly protest the fact that bad cops are always arresting them for no reason at all…and certainly not for the ”felonies” they committed.
Thousands, nay tens of thousands, of black lives are lost every decade or so not to police, but to black offenders. However, I challenge you to name one of those black victims?
Don’t black lives matter no matter who is killing them? But, let one cop shoot one black man, for any reason, and you know that guys name. There is an automatic rush to judgement against the police, and leading the charge is our own President Obama. It’s no wonder cops have boycotted Obama whenever they could.
Folks I think a race based war has been declared against law enforcement by a large number of foolishly misinformed people within the black community. I say foolishly misinformed because it certainly isn’t because they are seeking racial justice. If that were the case why are they looting liquor stores or burning down businesses? The stores were not involved!
So, I fail to see the connection between stealing booze and protesting the police. But, nobody wants to come out and say this do they? No, it’s politically incorrect and liberal politicians would rather defend the black community and validate their irrational behavior and hate against the police. But, by agreeing with the criminals and calling for reform within the police department, they undermine the trust in law enforcement and worse, they set the stage for the next riot!
Well, the police may indeed need some reforming, but then you show me the institution that doesn’t? However, if it’s black lives you want to save, then reforming the violent prone black community would be about 1000 times more productive than anything you could reform within law enforcement. If you really think black lives really matter, then lets start asking the hard questions, like why every year over 3000-4000 black people die at the hands of 3000 plus black offenders?
President Obama has yet to address that ugly statistic or the overrepresentation of blacks in a daily contact with the police. He has yet to mention how blacks are overrepresented in the county lock ups and in prison system, but he’s darn sure quick to point out that blacks are somehow victims of overly aggressive enforcement, even before the facts are known.
It’s obvious Obama has his bias and he is skirting the real problem . He is laying it all on police. And now police are dying because of it, at the hands of outraged, but totally misinformed, black offenders.
You can’t second guess every move of every officer who might be dealing with a black offender or you will take this country down into anarchy. At some point you must trust in what the police sees, hears, feels, tastes and touches because he is there, he is trained to do the job and YOU ARE NOT. As to the Black Panthers following cops around, the police don’t deserve that kind of scrutiny. Instead somebody ought to following around the Black Panthers and groups like them!
Folks, the hard facts and the FBI statistic don’t back up the anger and vitriol against the police – it’s not even close it is that out of proportion! Until we are prepared to address the many, many problems within the black community, especially in the inner city, we ought to lay off criticizing the police. Lets get behind them instead and let the criminal justice system do its job. The police and our courts are deserving of our support….black mobs rioting in the street are not!
PS There was another rush to judgement over the recent police shootings in Minnesota and in Louisiana. The governor of Minnesota says that the black suspect would not have been shot if he was white…lets see if that one holds up or if the officers in Baton Rouge were justified. Many people would like to see these officers hung – stay tuned.