Black Folks’ Comprehensive Guide Of Amerikkka, The Police And Law Enforcement

Police brutality
I am emotionally and physically spent. I am enraged and outraged by this country’s blatant disregard for her black citizens. I am equally appalled by the barbarism perpetrated by various police forces around the nation. However, I am not surprised nor disheartened.
These agencies have been in place for hundreds of years to “uphold the laws of the land”. They were never put in place to offer us any type of protection and they never have. Slave patrols and Night Watches, which are now modern-day police departments, were both designed to control the behaviors of blacks. In fact, most southern police departments began as slave patrols.
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Black women are abused by police too.
Do you see where this is going?
It pains me to see us on the news and on video crying and begging for the “privilege” to exist. A gift given to us by our parents, their parents before them and so on has always needed the permission of whites.
I’m devastated that we have been indoctrinated to believe law enforcement agencies are here to “protect and serve” us when their actual job has always been to murder, brutalize and disregard us. It’s the antithesis of every principle composed to preserve a person’s God-given right to live. It’s imperative for us to understand the system that was put in place to diminish our value as human beings.
Even The Constitution offers us no assurance. We’ve seen the videos of black people exercising their rights only to be completely overlooked and subsequently murdered. Sandra Bland is the perfect example. Cigarettes, tail lights, bootlegs, and egos have more value than actual life.
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UVA student brutalized by a cop..
po·lice
pəˈlēs/
noun
 1.
  1. the civil force of a national or local government, responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the maintenance of public order.
    synonyms: police force, police officers, policemen, policewomen, officers of the law, law officers, authorities, constabulary;

    informalcops,fuzz, law, long arm of the law, boys/men in blue, coppers, force, heat
    “we phoned the police as soon as we heard the collision”
     I wondered how many people shared my feelings as I watched the black police chief in Dallas breakdown over the death of his subordinates. I couldn’t help but feel angst as I watched a man who could be my uncle, brother, or cousin shed tears over people in a department which 100 years ago would have lynched him. How sobering was that feeling!
    How disrespectful is it to expect Quinyetta McMillon to really give a damn about “the tragic loss” of the DPD when the unarmed father of her children was brutally assassinated by racist cops not even 4 days earlier. Reporters had the nerve to ask her opinion on Dallas.

According to the media, her grief isn’t legitimate enough to not have to be forced to regard someone else’s before hers. Nobody has asked the families of the slain officers how they feel about the systematic, purposeful murders of Amerikkka’s black citizens.

And they won’t.

Because only black people have the burden to put others before ourselves.

We’ve been asked how “we” can work together. The truth is- “We” can’t. While progressive, liberal whites hop on our pages and timelines to tell us about the tears they’ve shed over these situations, we are still dying.  Trying to convince us that we need to teach folks how to be humane, decent people is falling on deaf ears.

You see it’s great to call out others under “we” but I’d be more impressed if INDIVIDUALLY YOU CALL OUT THE RACISTS IN THOSE POSITIONS AND IN YOUR CIRCLES. The SOB’s with whom you marry, go to college, eat lunch and have children. This started way before these demons were ever cops.

“We” don’t get to drive home without being racially profiled. “We” don’t get to openly carry without the risk of being shot down like dogs. “We” don’t have the opportunity to have civil conversations.

WE don’t have those “privileges”.

The parallels between the slave patrols and modern American policing are too salient to continue to dismiss or ignore. Stay safe.

One love.
K.

 

 
K. Araújo, a native Detroiter, is a cross between Claire Huxtable, Rosie Pérez and Millie Jackson. Widow, professional dragger of filth and Mami to the dopest Ethiopian EVER, she is the Editor in Chief of “Negra With Tumbao” and a Staff Writer for “The Urban Twist”. Keka has been known to shake what her mama gave her, is the hell and high water, an expert salsera and cussologist with a penchant for the finer things in life and is and forever shall be- unapologetically black.