BALTIMORE — Every day African Americans are harassed or arrested by white cops in America for absolutely no law enforcement reason.
If they are not so lucky, which happens quite often, they are fatally beaten or they are murdered in cold blood. This has been the story of white America since they wiped out whole races of people who were native to the American continent. This has been the story of white America since slavery, Jim Crow and the War on Blacks (Drugs).
Besides the high profile killings of unarmed innocent Black men in the past year – Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Akai Gurley, etc. – many low profile white terrorism cases continue to elude the ever biased lenses of white controlled American media.
Most notable is the New York Times with its parochial and racially insensitive articles about white police brutality in America. This white controlled publication spews white liberal rhetoric, in a bid to win Black solidarity during key elections, meanwhile it promotes and perhaps enforces racist white American beliefs through notorious reporting of non-facts about police brutality and it continues to beat about the bush in any case involving white terrorism in America.
On the recent white cop murder of Mr. Freddie Gray of Baltimore, MA., that paper reported recently that the police commissioner in Baltimore said Mr. Gray, the unarmed black man who was fatally beaten to pulp, suffering a spinal cord injury while in police custody, should have received medical attention much sooner than he did.
Mr. Gray should have received medical attention much sooner then he did?
Anyone who feels this way about an unnecessary arrest, or shall we call it, a Jim Crow arrest, that led to the death of a citizen ought to look themselves in the mirror and realize that what stares back at them cannot be Human.
The commissioner, an African American by the name of Anthony W. Batts, of Baltimore, is said to have also reiterated quite stubbornly during a news conference that officers should have called for an ambulance when Mr. Gray, 25, was first arrested, not about 50 minutes later when he was at the police station.
“We know that police employees failed to get him medical attention in a timely manner,” Mr. Batts said.
We can’t afford excuses for the idiocy of his comments. And we can only wonder how Anthony W. Batts became the police commissioner of Baltimore in the first place.
Across America, people like Anthony W. Batts, who also identify as African Americans, have been coerced or tricked into serving the Jim Crow system that the American State and Federal governments run. They used to be referred to as ‘House Negros’ in African American communities during slavery – they had every intention to protect the institutions of slavery and racism. The term is not extinct but a more befitting term for Anthony W. Batts would be ‘Cop Negro’.
Then Mr. Batts, the Cop Negro, went on with his stupidity: that the officers had violated department procedure by not putting a seatbelt on Mr. Gray while he was being transported.
“We know he was not buckled in the transportation wagon as he should have been,” Mr. Batts said. “No excuses for that. Period.”
At this point you wonder if Anthony W. Batts is more of a clown or a tool of white terrorists cops.
An African America man, Mr. Gray, is dead for absolutely no reason, because he was arrested and fatally beaten by white cops for absolutely no law enforcement reason, and all the New York Times and Anthony W. Batts can say is that the white cops who, in the first place should not have arrested Mr. Gray, should have put a seat belt on him?
American has truly been the land of the grave for African Americans and there is no hope that it will change anytime soon.
What can we do?
As African Americans, we need to circumscribe our agencies.
Next time the New York Times for example endorses a candidate, like Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush, let us stay away from the polls!
Until any candidate can definitively state clear proposals for ending the white cop cannibalism in America, none – not Clinton, not Bush – deserve a single vote from a people who were dragged to America through no fault of their own, dehumanized for the better part of four centuries, built America and are still maltreated by the American Justice System.
Next time that New York Times and their entourage want African America votes for their candidates of choice, we as African Americans must ask for clear policy proposals only in our interests.
Or the killing of Black men for absolutely no law enforcement reason in America will only continue as a staple for white cops.