. Hello, citizen. Lately there's been a lot of heat surrounding the actions of cops nowadays, and I completely understand why. The racial tensions in America are at an all time high. The citizens of this country, no matter the color of your skin, gender, religion or ****** orientation, are all trying to find their voice and identity, and then we have, let's say, the incident at Ferguson taking place. People all around the country (African Americans, more so understandably), suddenly feel outraged by this, and why not? You have a reason to be frustrated. The court struck down Wilson's charges and he walked away free. You feel as if you were wronged because a man's life was taken, and your pleas to have this wrong made right has been swept underneath the rug like a priceless vase from the Ming Dynasty.
Death is made all too personal whenever more than just the deceased are apart of an already morbid picture.
Without delving into the Ferguson incident, or what I may think of it, let's go straight to the underlying issue of this country's police force, shall we? What do you think of it? Do you feel as if police in general are trigger-happy, power-crazed, all too militarized suits who are under the orders to make this country's people subservient to the system? Do you believe in a middle ground, and think that most cops are just trying to do their jobs and **** happens? Or, are you sympathetic to them and feel as if, like us, they are people, and that when the adrenaline begins tho course through their veins in an already heated situation, that sometimes "fight" wins over "flight," or even what's wrong and right?
People, I know there is oppression, and this nation is not perfect. And trust me, I'll support all of our rights to protest the parts and pieces of America's government that don't even pretend to care, but is there a need for violence and gun waving at the police? "I know you can't breathe! You feel smothered by oppression , folks! This nation was built on the right to speak your mind, but let me ask this: are these threats reverberating from our urban purgatories of cop killing and gun waving towards our the members of our society who put their lives on the line everyday to protect and serve really necessary?
We are people. They,* are people.
And what part of the human condition is true for everybody? We make mistakes. Yes, black men have been killed by white cops. Yes, the white cop walked away clean and free after a black man's death. At the same time, black cops have killed white men, though! The common denominator here is people who are in potentially dangerous situations that are undergoing intense psychological stress and are feeling the effects of the ebbs and flows of chemicals that are making them respond in ways they don't think about before whatever it is happens. It's not always a matter of the ignorant, "Shoot first. Ask questions later." euphemism!
You want to speak out against the system because you feel you're being silenced, and you figure the only way to be heard is be as loud as possible. I get it. But, gun waving and cop shooting is getting nobody, nowhere, in no time quickly. All this hatred against cops as a whole is blinding us from who these people are! They're people.
The fact of the matter is, you might not like them, but if you call the police, they will come to your aid. Personally, if someone broke into my house with a gun I have .45 caliber solution to resolve the issue, but for those involved with issues they cannot handle themselves, they have the police to turn to.
Citizens, let us not hate our fellow man for his mistakes. Do we hate Michael Brown for his robbery shortly before he was shot? Let us instead react to the hatred in the hearts of our fellow man. I don't know about you, but I don't believe there is any malice behind these situations. Only people reacting without being able to think first. What would you do if you were an officer coming into a situation where ****** harm and death potentially lurks around the corner? Forget race for a second. I have a family that I want to go home to everyday. A girlfriend that would be heartbroken if some tragic fate were to befall me. All this combined with shouting (internal and external), weapons, and a job to do...
Donning a badge and uniform and being designated an individual with duties to perform and laws to uphold can't always be easy, citizens.
Whether you agree or disagree with what I've said, I've said it. Now you say something. Let's talk issues.
Hello, citizen! This is a new series I wish to start. I'm very political for my age, and I feel very strongly about certain topics. Issues concerning our nation's finest is one of them. Use the comment section to share what you think, but please... no hate mail. This is merely my belief, and I promise to respect yours as long as you respect mine.