koko wrote: ↑Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:10 am
I don't buy that argument based on the data I have provided in earlier posts. The fact remains that police target blacks in ways they never do to whites. Selective enforcement of the law is the biggest problem here - had it been a white guy most likley they would have just told him to go home and not bothered to arrest him. It is a fact that police stupidly persist in arresting blacks in instances where they only give verbal warnings to whites. If these cops would only apply the law and their procedures on a uniform basis so much of these troubles would not be happening.
Don't arrest the black guy, just tell him to go home like you do with white guys (and even more so with white women). Treat everybody alike just like it says to do in the Bible.
In 2015, The Washington Post launched a real-time database to track fatal police shootings, and the project continues this year. As of Sunday, 1,502 people have been shot and killed by on-duty police officers since Jan. 1, 2015. Of them, 732 were white, and 381 were black.
I've never seen a police officer that was racialist. I've seen angry officers and annoyed officers, but never a racialist officer. The thing is is that about one arrest is made every three seconds in the US. If the police are really as brutal as people say they are, we shouldn't have to wait a whole week to hear about a new case of police brutality. I don't believe all police are perfect. Far from it, I have seen some who are definitely not. However, I'd encourage you to watch Live PD. That is where you can see past all the media's lies, and just watch what really happens. I might also add that the police where being very respectful with Brooks until he ran off. And also, I've seen plenty of white people get arrested for being a DUI.
The last point I want to make is that I believe it is racialist to call the police racialist because this takes away the individuality of every officer. We are treating them like blacks were treated ninety years ago. He has a uniform on, that means he's a murderer. Please note that I'm not saying that this is what your saying, but it is what many are saying. If I said all blacks are murderers, I would be called racialist. Their are many black murders but not all of them are. Their are a few police murderers, but not all of them are.
All this to say, my original comment was just talking about this case, and this case only. I was merely pointing out that by definition of the law, the shooting was legal.
As for treating everyone like it says in the Bible, I wish that even I could do that all the time. I know, however, that I fail sometimes. I can't imagine being a police officer. To rescue people from fires, to give out tickets, to get shot at from who knows where, and to be called murderous recitalists. Police already have a large responsibility, making their job hard enough; but now they know that if they make one wrong move the whole US will erupt in chaos. I think that all the protests are doing is placing a greater load on the police's shoulders, which for me, doesn't help me treat others according to the Bible. I think we should treat them with compassion--lessen the load on their shoulders--make their job easier. I think we should treat them with the kindness that we demand from them.