By some accounts, “Black men” are being slain by America’s police more than twice the rate of White men, a frequency that has caused national tension and distrust of law-enforcement agencies among Blacks across our nation.
More concerning is that perhaps white nationalists, militia groups, fringe groups, and individuals whose ideologies parallel those of a modern-day Ku Klux Klan have infiltrated America’s law enforcement agencies and military for decades, which by the way, is just as dangerous as terrorist cells sitting idly by across our nation exhibiting no warning when one might strike, the only difference is that African Americans, and Blacks, are the target.
When Black culture continues to see the use of excessive force and gun violence either committed or perpetrated against unarmed young Black men and women, while peaceful arrests afforded White men, who were armed, dangerous, and carried out heinous-murderous crimes, then something fundamentally needs to change within police departments across America. Our nation’s leaders should not take it for granted that America is any less vulnerable to becoming “a failed state” as any other nation of the world’s past. Because of America’s current trajectory, and the reality of implosion, systematic change must be of the highest priority for top leadership officials.
Concerned Americans and allies alike, [MUST] continue to exercise their constitutional rights to freedom of speech, to assemble peaceably for protests, and to use any viable economic means [i.e., boycotts, capital redirections, and divestment interests, etc.] to encourage drastic change that affects gun violence in general, police brutality, as well as to help inform or enforce either required or existing policies within law enforcement across America.
Let me leave you with two great quotes:
“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” — Abraham Lincoln.
“When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” — John Basil Barnhill.