First of all let me send my prayers and condolences out to The Brown Family, the people of Ferguson, Missouri and everyone who has been shot, killed or wrongly arrested and incarcerated by the Criminal Justice System here in America.
Okay so the verdict is in and another White Police Office shoots an unarmed black man and no charges will be brought against him. Am i surprised no, outraged yes but now lets look at what we can do as parents and family’s to help our young black men stay out of the way of incidents involving the police because it is plain to see that we are being targeted . No matter what the crime was or why he was being confronted by that police office that young man did not deserve to be shot and killed.
But lets rewind the story and trace the steps of this young man and see where his actions caused him to be accosted by this police officer in the first place. Let’s look at the well documented incident in the store and him allegedly stealing something. Now some of you may say that this point is not important and that cops harass and kill innocent black men all the time. That may be true but it does not change the fact that our “innocent” young black men as well as those who commit crimes in our communities need to understand the training, behavior and mindset of the officers who patrol black communities.Which by the way seems to indicate that we are being targeted by them and that “any interaction or dealings with a police office can result in you being arrested , shot or killed” no matter what you are accused of doing.
Brothers & Sisters lets change the way we think,act and live in this new era of police brutality, lets do our best to teach our black men & women to not do anything that will put themselves in a situation that will cause them to be targeted by a police officer. Lets teach them to be well aware of the consequences of the things they do, the lifestyles they live and the crimes that they commit in this “Police State” that we live in.
We may not be able to change the system “right now” but we can change how we choose to conduct ourselves in it.