I’m afraid of America in light of the most recent police shootings, and evidently I’m not alone. Recently, the Bahamas issued travel advisories to black men traveling to the U.S., urging them to be wary of police.
When another country warns its citizens about traveling to the United States, it means America no longer has moral authority. This makes our world a much more frightening place to live in.
I’m sick of watching “blue lives matter” supporters idly stand by any police officer simply because he wears blue, ignoring the facts that should make them cringe in disbelief and horror.
Police brutality is systemic, not anecdotal.
On a national level, 95 percent or more of police misconduct cases referred for federal prosecution are declined by prosecutors. USA Today reported that juries “are conditioned to believe cops, and victims’ credibility is often challenged.”
A Department of Justice study revealed that a substantial percentage of police officers report that they’ve seen other officers use excessive force on civilians, and 61 percent admit they don’t always report “even serious criminal violations that involve abuse of authority by fellow officers.”
Don’t be in denial. Police misconduct is nothing new, but the technology we have to capture it is. Nearly everyone is now equipped with a smartphone with a camera, so these incidents are more readily caught on film.
Any police officer that fails to report another police officer’s misconduct is complicit. Failure to report undermines the law enforcement community in the worst way imaginable.
Because of this misconduct, the public doesn’t trust police officers. Police admit to lying when they see citizens being violated or abused by other police officers. Police are supposed to protect and serve, but sadly they protect their self-interest first and foremost.
If you are an American and you support police unequivocally despite reading the sourced data above, then you are not helping this country in any way. You are part of the problem. You aren’t just doing a tremendous disservice to our county, but you are part of a corrupt system that is destroying the United States of America.
The police have failed the American people and now Congress must act, implementing an oversight committee that would investigate anytime a police officer kills a suspect. Why? Simply because police cannot be trusted.
Americans must demand this of our government before this gross abuse of civil rights turns into a bloody civil war. Every one of us has a vital responsibly to exercise our right to protest this systematic abuse of human rights against the American people.