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Where Do We Go From Here?

December 8, 2014

With all the shootings taking place at the hands of officers this indicates that significant change MUST take place. With the “not guilty” verdict of George Zimmerman in the Treyvon Martin case and the return of a “no indictment” bill against Darrin Wilson what this signifies is there are definite changes that MUST take place within our justice system.  When the Country allows a grown man and trained officer to shoot and kill a 12 year old boy denotes changes are needed. The “Justice system” sentenced one man to 35 years for killing a “police dog” but the same “Justice system” failed to indict an officer of shooting an unarmed Michael Brown and the choking death of Eric Garner.  Statistics have shown that African Americans males are 21x more likely to be killed by officers than Caucasian males. Black Kids 21x More Likely to Be Killed by Cops. (MUST READ) Every 36 hours, a black person is killed by a police officer .

How many more people have to lose their life before someone take action? Officers want respect because they wear a badge and carry a gun. Respect is earned and not demanded by a show of force.  The communication and trust between officers and citizens have been lost. Officers formed a “brotherhood or pack” against citizens. We saw the attack of the pack on Eric Garner. In the wild, during the attack, the leader of wild animals always goes for the throat while other animals drag the prey to the ground in submission and death.

A mediator is needed to bridge the gap between officers and citizens. Someone will have to repair the broken lines of communication before we can move forward. People no longer trust police officers.   In all relationships, there must be trust and respect. Citizens want to be treated with respect. After all, the citizens are paying their salaries.

In most cases, I believe incidents could be handled without guns. As a young man I was stopped by (one) officer for breaking the law. He never called for back-up, raised his voice, pulled his gun or even wrote a ticket. He talked to me with the dignity and respect due another individual of the human race. I still remember that night. Where are officers with these values today?  Every incident does not warrant an act of aggression.

The time has come when our elected officials must hold those in the service of the people accountable for their actions and thereby we as citizens must be held accountable for our actions.  There must be someone that is willing to stand for a generation of young men that have great potential, someone that will not let that potential die in city streets.   We are looking to our nation’s leaders to set a precedent.  To provide a safe nation for young black men; the very same rights afforded every other man in America.  We ask for nothing more but we expect nothing less.

If it had not been for the Lord on our side and other Americans fighting and dying for freedom; they wouldn’t be in the positions they are now. Our ancestors placed hope, freedom and a future in the next generation. We must stand on the Biblical principal that when you become strong, to strengthen your brother.

“Come now, and let us reason together”, says the Lord, “though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, and they shall be as wool”.  If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;  But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword”; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken. (Isaiah 1:18-20)

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One Comment
  1. Where do we go from here? We must look unto the hills for HELP! We must seek the Lord for WISDOM! Great post…..and yes we must regain diligent to the Word of God!

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