Let’s just face it, the endemic racism within America’s Government and particularly in the justice system is so severe that it is probably impossible to fix the toxic rot.
If America’s justice system was a pair of shoes the wearer would be walking without soles, just uppers giving the impression of protected feet.
If it was a house there would be no roof no walls
If you wear black skin that is…
The silence of white people, and in particular white politicians, in the face of decades and decades of institutionalized racism, enforced by tattoed, doped up on steroids klansmen dressed in police uniforms, is no is testament to their complicity.
Every damn one of them is guilty. This is not just about the lynchings of George Floyd, or Ahmaud Arbery, it’s not about Freddy Grey, or Tamir Rice, it’s not about Philando Castile or Eric Graner, no it is not about Sandra Bland or Bryonna Taylor. God knows it isn’t just about Amadou Diallo or Sean Bell, not just about John Crawford or Trayvon Martin.
The reason it is not about any of these high profile lynchings is that they are too many.
It is about four hundred-plus years of white on black homicide.
Where does it stop?
Clearly, this is not about enforcing laws, police who arrive to deal with a case of someone tendering a bad currency-note speak to the person respectfully and calmly.
There is a high probability that the person tendering a fake note has no idea it is fake. For all intents and purposes, that person may also be a victim of fraud themself.
Under no circumstances could the police have ascertained that mister Floyd was a criminal suspect just by him tendering a fake note.
In fact, it requires special testing to determine whether or not a note is fake or real, it is almost guaranteed that none of the officers who arrived at the scene that day had the proper training to definitively tell whether a note was fake or real.
It is the business of the US Secret service to investigate such matters, so it seems to me that all the police could [legally] do [in relation to that particular call] was to establish the name and address of George Floyd for further investigations. As I said earlier for all they knew, and based on how fake notes are circulated, mister Floyd may have himself been a victim of fraud.
Whatever degree of racism you expect exists in the system, take that number and multiply it a thousand times and you may get closer to the truth of the degree of white racism that corrupts & distorts the American justice system against black people.
It a tragedy to [invoke] the word justice in the same sentence as it relates to the Amrican shit-stem against people of color, Blacks, Native Americans, and others.
A better definition of the American justice system for black people would be the [injustice shit-stem].
It is tiresome, it is back-breaking, it is beyond repair. They created a system of oppression so complete that it causes some to throw up their hands and declare “only God can fix this”.
And so it leads to the pertinent question of why?
Why did a race of people decide that they had to create such a convoluted system of deceit and lies, such a remarkably duplicitous system designed to dominate and destroy another race of people they had for hundreds of years prior, dominated and destroyed.
What does this degree of hatred exist, what caused them to come up with such a hateful system, even though they already had the economic & numerical strength of majoritarian rule?
The very thing that America created for its use to suppress its minority communities, (police) is now causing what I saw as the inevitable unraveling of American hegemonic racism.
America’s Racism cannot be cured by America. America’s Racism must be cured by the rest of the world. It will have to be that the rest of the world stands up to Apartheid Amerikkka as it did against Apartheid South Africa.
This moment must be the defining moment of truth, the defining moment of accountability for America to atone for its sins of slavery and genocide.
pretending that the sins it committed and still commit each and every day are justified is no longer acceptable.
This has to stop.
Mike Beckles is a former Jamaican police Detective corporal, businessman, researcher, and blogger.
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