First, I extend my condolences to the Dallas police officers who were killed in the line of duty, and to the two Black men who died while under routine encounters with law enforcement officers.
Secondly, we cannot have an anarchist, dictating our public policy or political and social agendas.
However, in the words of Yogi Berra, it’s déjà vu all over again! When Blacks tell their stories of police misconduct, it is dismissed as being anecdotal. I say to those people it is anecdotal until it happens to you!
I do not condone Black Lives Matter (BLM) calling for killing police officers, any more than the Ku Klux Klan calling to murder of black officers. However, the difference is we know that the Ku Klux Klan by definition and actions are a terrorist organization, that has terrorized the black community since its inception after the Civil War.
The BLM rhetoric and content seems very shallow and unintelligent given the nature of the issue. However, if they had named their movement Black Lives Matter Too! maybe they would have eliminated the silly question by the distractors “don’t all lives matter?”
I identify as a Black American, not an African American for reasons I will discuss at a later time. I counted six routine traffic stops where a police officer pointed his weapon at me, while I was responding and complying with his directions. I’ve gone to court numerous times and defeated police officers that blatantly lied about traffic tickets since I was 16 years old.
Since 2007, I have called for all levels of government and law enforcement to eradicate urban terrorists from black and brown communities using the RICO statutes. The only national recognition I’ve gotten was from Anderson Cooper who quoted me, from the Huffington Post piece, stating “that if these were white children being killed in Chicago we would have the National Guard, Blackwater, or the Fruit of Islam protecting our children”. The term Chiraq was coined on my WVON radio show by the listeners, because of my comparison of more killings in Chicago than Iraq.
I don’t think Black Lives Matter movement should be labeled a terrorist organization, given the fact that they nor their members have committed any terrorist acts. However, we know that the Ku Klux Klan, Irish Republican Army, and the Aryan Nation by definition an actions are terrorist’s organizations and should be labeled as such.
It never ceases to amaze me about how America reacts to Blacks deaths either violently or non-violent events. I will give two succinct example:
- The Ku Klux Klan wins Adopt-A-Highway in Georgia, and they are clearly a terrorist group. But no one has demanded that they be labeled a terrorist organization at any time in history. http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-07-06/ku-klux-klan-wins-adopt-a-highway-in-georgia
- The Black Panther Black Panther Party, SNCC were a community self-help and protection from police brutality groups. They were labeled violent and dangerous groups by law enforcement, who destroyed the organizations. However, law enforcement has never sought to eradicate known terrorists and criminal groups: The Mafia, the Ku Klux Klan, the Aryan Nation, the Weatherman/SDS, the Bloods or the Crips, Blackstone Rangers, Vice Lords, Latin Kings, or Mexican gangs.
- Last night I was in Las Vegas with a group of 200 Black men whom belong to the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and spoke with over 30 of them about mistreatment by the police. These men are all professionals, with great character and respect in the country. While they are law abiding, many veterans, they all experienced police misconduct at some point in their interface with police officers. Is that anecdotal? I am sure we can quantify the results in a study or poll.
Is this anecdotal? —Falsely accused of a serious crime, that based on the evidence never could have happened. The full force of the CPD and City of Chicago prosecutors charged me with a crime.
But the most insidious experience I’ve had with police officers was in 2008, a Chicago Police Department detective falsely charged me with misdemeanor assault, battery, and theft. He lied to the prosecutors and tried to have the charges elevated to felonious assault, battery, and theft, which the city attorney denied. The CPD detective sent four Gestapo-like Chicago policemen to my home, which was located around the corner from Pres. Barack Obama’s current Hyde Park home to arrest me. The CPD canvassed my neighbors about my whereabouts for weeks. Mind you I was working every night at WVON for 3 hours doing my radio show. Initially, my attorney James Montgomery, reached out to contact the CPD detective to arrange for me come in and tell my side of the story, but the CPD administrative team at District 3, gave my attorney the run around for a week, then issued an arrest warrant. The end of 90 days the detective called out to my attorney to inform him of the warrant and that I needed to surrender to the police department which I did. So long story short $3000 later, a great deal of stress, the case was thrown out after a 10-minute review by the prosecuting attorney. The detective thought because they had to white witnesses, a husband-and-wife, whom blatantly lied on me and issued conflicting statements to my private detective Mr. David Jackson, it was dismissed with the skills of my attorney William Laws.
In the 60’s and 70’s the anarchists were Black Panther and White Panther Party, the Ku Klux Klan, Aryan nation, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Students for a Democratic Society and the Weatherman Underground Organization. The events of the Kennedys, and Dr. King assassinations, LBJ Vietnam War quagmire, urban riots in Watts, Detroit, Chicago. The riot at the Democratic Convention in Chicago in 1968, with mostly white anti-war groups.
Our president, Mr. Obama, insists on nurturing chaos and creating divisions in the fabric of our democracy with his constant executive overreach in making laws. Mr. Obama has been very purposeful in taking the nation from a moral and religious state, but John Adams was clear in that, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
Last week when FBI Dir. Comey failed to indict Hillary Clinton for her gross carelessness with classified emails, it clearly sent the message to the American people that there’s a double standard in our legal system. In fact, Mr. Comey stated as much in the summary where he said: “To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.”
With the video of the two Black men dying while in police custody, and the mainstream media spectacle that followed the incident. The flames of anger over two more Black men dying from routine involvement with police officers. While, the videos showed a disturbing image of the events, it does not justify the lawlessness that we’ve seen demonstrated by various groups over the last few days. Remember, the Watts and Detroit riots started over police abuse and community reaction. The Los Angeles riot in 1992 started over the police being exonerated in the Ronnie King case.
The Bernie supporters have been very aggressive and violent beating and abusing Trump supporters and cruising for physical confrontations. The police let a young woman get egged, and spit on by the Bernie and Hillary supporters, while they watched. How can they happen in a civilized, law abiding society? How? What if was your daughter going to Trump rally to hear the man. The police watched her get mistreated like two CPD officers watched Darion Albert get his head beat in with 2x4’s during a school fight in Chicago.
Regardless, of how we feel about the events of the killings last week and the frustration with the criminal justice system, no person or group can take the law into their own hands. It’s called anarchy.