It’s crystal clear that our government is not going to do anything to stop the murder of Black men and boys by police officers. Killing a black male is a right of passage for some police officers who do so and then go off and join a white supremacy militia.
Black men have done everything within our power and under the law to teach black boys how to behave when having to deal with frightened, hateful misinformed police officers. But nothing has worked. They keep killing us.
Even in-your-face videos are not working where black men and boys are concerned. Everything we’ve done to keep the temperature down has failed.
It’s also clear that no matter how peaceful we demonstrate, we will be met with the highest level of law enforcement, including US military forces. ( Reference the January 6th Insurrection) to the contrary.
There’s no justice for black lives in our courts of law. As soon as a police officer kills a Black man or boy, on camera, with no reason the authorities already have a boilerplate excuse. It’s clear that “protect and serve” does not apply to Black men and Boys. So, what should we do?
Should we as Black people, who continue to experience discrimination and police brutality. Wait a while longer for our government to truly protect us, should we protect ourselves or should we keep trusting the system that is literally killing us?
There’s a cultural shift that has been triggered and all the thoughts and prayers in the world won’t be able to hold back what’s coming. There will be no escape when this thing, that this country has done to Black men an boys turns and meets those who execute injustice with a kind of force that will seem disproportionate.
I don’t consider myself to be a prophet of doom. But just as the system of slavery continues to have residual affects on everyone in this country, the system of some police officers killing Black men and Boys is going to have a devastating boomerang affect that is going to impact the world.
America: You sow the wind. But you will reap the whirlwind. It’s not what we want. But it’s the seed that’s been planted and watered with stereotypes, disenfranchisement, marginalization, discrimination, divide and conquer and the greed for power and control, resulting in the continued lynching of Black men and Boys.
I wouldn’t want any of my children to stand by and let any police officer just take their lives. So look at this picture and think about what’s going to happen next. –Tim Smith