Today’s question is the result of an internal struggle that I’ve been having for the last year or so. On one hand, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that an effective policing force is an absolutely essential part of building a civil society. To deny that society would tear itself apart without one, would reflect an ignorance so complete that it could only be intentional. However, every time I hear about some “innocent” person being strangled out of existence by a “strong-arm” bureaucracy, what can I say… my inner Ice Cube comes out and “F*ck The Police!” becomes the depths and breadth of my civil rationale.
How do we reconcile these two views? Do we continue to turn the other cheek, trust that Lady Justice will eventually reign-in her wayward children, and then start praying that no one we love falls victim to their irrevocable indiscretions OR do we “whoride” on the b*tch, set her house on fire- along with the murderous rat-bastards she unleashed on our neighborhoods, and then start praying that the fire doesn’t spread … but it will… just like it did in Los Angeles in 1992, and like it continues to do in Ferguson Missouri, and the entire world would watch as all that we loved burned.
Ultimately, a partnership will be established between the civil government, and the citizens, and we will work together to create a peaceful and harmonious society where all life is accounted for and respected. OR together,we will turn every city block into a battle ground… where it won’t matter if you drive a Crown Vic or a 6-4 Impala; you’re a father of four just doing your job, or a father of four lost in rage. Your communities… our communities… will burn, just like they did in Rodney King’s Los Angeles and continue to do in Michael Brown’s Ferguson, and the world will watch as you call for backup, and we shout “1-8-7 on a muthaf*@kin cop!”, chuckin-up our deuces as the life you knew and the things we love burn… It’s time to decide.
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