You ask any four or five year old what they want to be when they get older and half of them will tell you they want to be a police officer. It seems as though we are born to serve and protect. But then what happens to us to make us want to decide who we will protect and how well? It is simply disgusting to think that the men that swore an oath to serve and protect would give that up in a reckless rush to judgment, all for a TV show?. A seven year old girl was shot, maybe even burned and killed while the police were looking for a few minutes of fame. The police simply violated the seven year old’s human rights.
I use to ask myself what made young boys run from the police? What made adults get afraid when a police drove up next to them? The first thing you hear is, the police are next to us or the police are behind us. But, it all is starting to make sense to me now. Police are human and like most humans, they make mistakes and they take their personal views on life to work. If you are a racist man and you have a job as a police officer, lawyer or doctor, I ask you, will you protect and serve everyone the same? The answer is no! I have studied Huey Newton for two years now and I understand better than ever why he armed the Black Panthers. Not to gun down people, but he knew our community had to protect itself. His bold and sometimes radical ideas should be looked at in times like this. A seven year old child will never have the chance to grow up to serve or protect our community. I don’t know what you are waiting for but the time is now.