“You’ve got to ask yourself a question: ‘do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?” Iconic! Dirty Harry didn’t get that moniker because he was Mr. Nice Guy. His brand of justice played well back in the time. Today, with community policing, he most likely would be an outcast, not suitable for today’s force.
However, let us stress one thing, that most Americans never come in contact with a Policeman. And if they do it is probably for speeding. The ones who have physical type altercations with police most likely have called attention upon themselves just like a speeder. And so it is, that police respond to situations based upon the visibility, sensitivity and the threat they face.
Yes, police occasionally do take the law into their own hands. We find that to be the case regarding George Floyd. Not knowing what was going inside the pig’s head, but we can assume that this pig wanted to teach Floyd a lesson that would carry over to the Black community. As we have seen, it resonated throughout the country. States, cities and towns went into protests and marches.
So what can we do to repair the relationships with communities of color? One thing that must be said is that the Black Community must take responsibility for the way others see them. Federal statistics indicate that Blacks are three times more likely to commit a crime versus their overall population percentage. And that brings us to CHICAGO.
Posted on June 8, 2020
The Rev. Michael Pfleger, a longtime crusader against gun violence who leads St. Sabina Church in Auburn Gresham, said it was “open season” last weekend in his neighborhood and others on the South and West sides.
“On Saturday and particularly Sunday, I heard people saying all over, ‘Hey, there’s no police anywhere, police ain’t doing nothing,’” Pfleger said.
“I sat and watched a store looted for over an hour,” he added. “No police came. I got in my car and drove around to some other places getting looted [and] didn’t see police anywhere.”
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on May 31 alone, Chicago’s 911 emergency center received 65,000 calls for all types of service — 50,000 more than on a usual day.
Pfleger noted the systemic problems that have plagued minority communities for decades — like joblessness, food insecurity and a lack of housing — were already heightened by the COVID-19 outbreak, which he said “made a bad situation worse.”
Floyd’s killing in Minnesota simply brought further to the fore the “hopelessness and anger” felt by those living in blighted communities, added Pfleger, who said the current unrest reminds him of the rioting that broke out when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.
There you have it, a breakdown of law and order. Black on Black killing doesn’t resonate. This is the case throughout the Black community. But a White killing a Black brings protest. Why? Because this is seen as a Race Crime.
Introspection is what we call for. Communities have to look into the mirror, they must understand what has caused this travesty. There is no pulling punches here, the answer is right in front of us. The break down of the Black family over the past five decades has let loose generations of criminals, who by the way have been given lenient if not any sentences by liberal judges, to continue to hold sway over the “HOOD.”
It is the responsibility of each individual to insure that they take advantage of the opportunity given to them. This great land is like no other. Therefore it is priority number one to call out those patronizing politicians who sanction Chicago type environments.
Parents, relatives, teachers, counselors, mentors, politicians and people of the cloth must instill the “right from wrong” doctrine into those who are most vulnerable in today’s society.
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A black woman in Chicago filmed a Facebook live video of armed citizens defending local businesses. According to the woman, people should be allowed to loot stores because they’re already insured.
“They let these people come outside with they AK-47s. Ak-47s to protect they stuff from black people. They ready to kill black people, the Arabs, the fake a** Ramadan mother f**kers. They got M-16s, AK with they people’s out here. Everything y’all. Look at this s**t,” she said, flipping the camera to a nearby store. “They got mother f**kin’ AKs out here and I’m going to get my cousin that’s a police officer right now and ask him are they legally able to carry these mother f**kin’ guns like this.”