Why Did This Happen In America (3 of 10) Killed For Jaywalking

Hello Lander7. This crap by out of control over hyper policing has to stop. It seems to me the larger police officer seen a well built POC and decided to bring them down some. To prove he was the more macho stronger / superior man. I seriously doubt any of this would have happened if the jaywalker had not been a person of color. The police today in the US seem to think of themselves as occupying authorities instead of a serve and protect service. They seem to feel they are an armed force of their own to be respected and obeyed with out question, or they respond with overwhelming violent force to maintain their authority over the masses. Hugs

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I wonder out of all the ignored jaywalkers why this one had to be stopped and harassed, it’s a mystery.

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    • Hello Nan. The mask has been ripped off of the police forces in the US and what they are doing to the POC in our country. That family is destroyed because one macho cop felt he needed to put a POC in their place. The fact that these police do not get punished for these extrajudicial killings means they will just get worse. We have them on video. The killing of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin was filmed with Derek Chauvin smirking the entire time. The fact that the DOJ of the US under Bill Barr interfered in the process to delay and subvert the plea deal that Derek Chauvin was willing to take says that the government wanted him freed. The laws have to be changed. This is getting to be more and more like South African apartheid every day. Hugs

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  • I posted this a day or two ago. I don’t know if I posted it on WordPress or not. Anyhow, it’s a short read. I would like everyone who wonders why this keeps happening to read it. I looked this up while discussing a Second Amendment question. Its relevance should not be overlooked.

    The Night Watches in New England and the Slave Hunters in North Carolina have grown into today’s police forces.

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  • This is historically correct: the slave patrols were those “well-armed militias” which which the non-slave states (ok, only MA immediately abolished slavery with the adoption of the commonwealth’s constitution, but …) had to compromise.
    Even those states, like NY, which gradually abolished slavery, still had many regulations prohibitting Negros and Mulattoes from working in many areas, and from ownership of hacks, etc. This is something which will take time and great deliberation to root out.

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    • Hello Shira. Yes Cagjhr was mentioning the slave patrols. It seems we as a country and a people have not progressed very far in the last 156 years. I think we are very slow backwards learners. I feel we not only could but we must do better. We have to. I do not know how to get this message to the haters, the racist, but that can no longer be part of what we are. Hugs

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        • Hello Shira. We had slavery in the US far longer than not. We have had institutional racism for a long time after slavery was abolished, with some people actively trying to find ways to block leaving a two tier race system. I do not have the answers but it seems we need to dig it out of the roots of the system, and then maybe we can get it out of the people. Hugs

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          • The 1619 Project scarcely got a name before the bigots began to declare it a threat to the nation. The threat is that the truth of white mans institution of slavery, the complicity of the church, and the great profit to white capitalism will be told.

            I’m going to mention another book. Four Hundred Souls. It is edited by Ibram Kendi and Keisha Blain. It discusses slavery and the American experience from 1619 to 2019. The four hundred years is broken into ten parts of forty years each with a host of contributors. From “Arrival” to “Black Lives Matter.”

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            • Hello Cagjr. The threat is in that it continues under the surface to this day. Several examples is prison labor and a recent state legislature that agreed to legalize recreational weed, signed it into law, but the Republicans would only agree to it if it did not take effect until 2024. Why so late. Voting rights. The bill would have to give voting rights back to all the people who got jailed for weed and we all know the laws were selectively applied. The Republicans figured they could get two more voting cycles done before the majority of wronged people would be able to vote again. The demon of racism is still here with us. Hugs

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              • I think most of us see clearly who is defending the unhinged members of law enforcement today. They auto-combust when someone mentions ‘defunding’ or reorganizing the police, whom we pay.

                Qualified Immunity. Even soldiers in combat do not have such protection for their wrongdoing.

                The only way Republicans can win is to cheat. They see what the Black community did in the last election and identify them as the singular group they have to prevent going to the polls.

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                • Hello Cagjr. So very true, thank you. The undemocratic crack down on voting is scary and clearly because of what you say. That Republican voters when asked said they wanted the military to take over the US is stunning to me. Hugs

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        • “…we need to think critically, and with empathy, and soon”

          That is one thing Prof. Eddie Glaude repeated a few times in his book, “Begin Again.” His review of James Baldwin’s life and writing cover such things as ‘the big lie,’ the number of times white America has had the opportunity to get it right and recognize the rest of society. The attitude that whites are somehow better than all other races. That equality is a human right and not something for whites to deal out piecemeal.

          Begin Again James Baldwin’s America And Its Lessons For Ours
          Eddie Glaude Jr

          “As I looked out onto the ruins and thought of the election of Donald Trump and the ugliness that consumed my country, I asked myself: What do you do when you have lost faith in the place you call home? That wasn’t quite the right way to put it: I never really had faith in the United States in the strongest sense of the word. I hoped that one day white people here would finally leave behind the belief that they mattered more. But what do you do when this glimmer of hope fades, and you are left with the belief that white people will never change—that the country, no matter what we do, will remain basically the same?”

          Glaude Jr., Eddie S. . Begin Again. Crown. Kindle Edition.

          How to talk to white people about prejudice and equity. It is hard because ‘our history still affects us,’ we recognize our guilt but deny it totally. I heard someone a day or two ago, explaining how that our prejudice and hatred hurt white people, also. It hurts our economy, education, healthcare, and every other facet of our society.

          Why did every Republican vote against the covid relief bill?
          Why was everyone involved in the 01/06 insurrection of right-wing Republicans?

          OK. I’ll shut up now.

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          • No, you are absolutely correct, don’t shut up. Even Thomas Jefferson wrote that slavery hurt both the owner and the slave, and he even recognized, thanks to Benjamin Banneker, that his ingrained believe in the lesser intelligence of Black folks was wrong!

            He also recognized that it takes a something, not sure what, to own up to and admit to one’s errors, and especially one’s erroneous beliefs. This is what we are all up against, and it takes, I believe, active and on-going self-education, reflection, honest self-reflection, and critical thinking skills to change this.
            It will happen, because it must, but we must help this process along.
            Continually, right?

            So we “keep a pluggin away…”

            (Yes, I must quote Paul Lawrence Dunbar any time I cite Benjamin Banneker!! )

            🙂

            Peace,
            -Shira

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            • Happy Woman’s Day.

              (Yes, I must quote Paul Lawrence Dunbar any time I cite Benjamin Banneker!! )

              Thanks for those two names. Lesser intelligence, huh? One functioned with little to no formal education as a surveyor and engineer?

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