Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: The Building Of A Bridge
It can be agreed upon that in order to build any structure, one has to have a blue print/layout of the exact specifications in order to begin construction. Fundamental principles must be employed to ensure that the proper foundation and framework of the structure to be built are established first. For example you wouldn’t pour the gravel for a road before preparing the actual area that is to become the road for the laying of the gravel. It is the same with building bridges.
The recent murders of two black men Alton Sterling and Philando Castile within days of each other by police continues to spark the outrage and outcry of the black community as we continue to see that America hasn’t changed. No matter what the slogan or hashtag, in her eyes (America’s) black lives don’t matter unless…they are being exploited, stolen from ie (having style, music, historical and cultural influence and attributes appropriated) by non black populations to the maximum benefit of a select portion of society…the elite. The most overlooked elephant in the room that apologists, uncle Toms, and those who are ignorant of how to reconcile this divide between law enforcement and the communities they police is…. accountability.
You could retrain police, make the standards required to become a police officer higher, and have diversity emersion and sensitivity training all you want, but if there is no accountability for the actions of those put into positions of power then it’s all for nothing. We are seeing that indeed open season has long since been declared on the black populations of this world. America isn’t supposed to represent only a few favored communities or populations. It’s supposed to be representative of all the peoples of the world.
However, the history of this nation is built on the theft, enslavement, deprivation, segregation, impoverishment, miseducation, murder, disenfranchisement,incarceration and destruction of the family and community when it comes to the black man/woman. This has gone on for more than four centuries and there has been no reparation of the devastating effects all of this has caused. Instead we black people are blamed for our present condition and circumstances which are consequential symptoms of a systematic assault against us the likes the world has never seen.
The lives of our children are counted as even less unless they are exceptional at a sport or at making money for corporate monopolies and oligarchs alike. Think that isn’t the case? See the Nike and Reebok camps recruiting 12 and 13 year old minorities to be the future Lebrons and Kobes. See the NCAA and its outright slave/athlete system where all the profits generated from the breaking of young bodies against one another for the entertainment & enrichment of a governing body over college athletics which says in effect “All for me and none for anybody else”.
A system that punishes the very same class of people for trying to profit off their own names and likenesses while it does just that. A system that enjoys a multibillion dollar a year cash cow while also holding the keys to the future earnings of many of these athletes in their firm grip by shear fact that the path to the professional ranks where they will be exploited some more is through the same institution. All of this is part of a systemic problem.
The wholesale authorization for “murder by fear” justification had it’s precedents set long ago. In order to build a bridge between minority communities and law enforcement who police them, we must start with the judicial system. Both the community, courts and the police must know that an unjust killing can’t be covered up, ignored, blamed on the victim, or excused by the courts even in the face of video evidence of guilt. The past few years have shown the world what America does when it comes to justice for those black lives taken by the police…basically nothing.
Movies such as Fruitvale Station depicting the actual killing of Oscar Grant by police “accidentally” if you believe the officer responsible who in turn receives in effect 5 months for Oscar Grant’s killing reinforces the idea that “black lives don’t matter” to the justice system unless they are behind bars and turned into the property of the state in which they can be made to work and the money their labor generates enriches those who run the prisons. So how do we build that bridge? ACCOUNTABILITY!!! Without it nothing moves forward other than more killings and retaliatory killings. Removal of killer cops from duty who have no justification for excessive force or use of deadly force is a start.
No more paid leave for these types of officers while we wait to see the wheels of justice spin nowhere. No more hearing callous statements from police brass blind to what is going on that there is no problem and that the police are under attack. They are the ones on the offensive, they are the ones who are committing crimes and getting away with it because they’ve been emboldened with the idea that nothing will happen to them as a result of any actions they take. Real jail time same as one would receive had they committed the same acts without a badge and uniform are requisite.
Remembering the words of Malcolm X. (Paraphrasing) Whenever a people come to the conclusion that the government which they have supported proves itself unwilling/or unable to protect their lives and their property as they would any other group of people because of the color of their skin, then those peoples are within their rights and not human beings unless they band together and do whatever, however, whenever is necessary to see that their lives and property are protected.
In conclusion I end with this. We don’t need idiots saying as if they are so wise that “All lives matter” that is an obvious truth. However it isn’t all lives facing the same conditions the black man/woman/community has and continues to face.
Thanks. Just speaking from the heart the truth.