A single instance where a citizen stands up to police against unlawful assaults and arrest can get that person a long stretch in jail & even prison.
It is a neatly complicit arrangement between police, prosecutors & the judiciary, authorized by state and local legislators, governors, and mayors.
Now as a former police officer myself, I too want to see some level of protection for agents of the law while they are carrying out their duties. On the other hand, I am also conversant with the need to keep a tight rein on those powers that protect police because of the actions of unscrupulous police actors.
LEAKED VIDEO OF AHMAUD ARBERY’S ENCOUNTER WITH POLICE DESIGNED TO FURTHER MURDER HIM.
We have gotten to the place where police officers’ words mean nothing. They commit all kinds of crimes, furthering the breakdown of social order and the rule of law.
The governing authorities have decided that rather than hold police accountable, they rather protect corrupt & abusive officers at all cost including the total breakdown in the rule of law.
This myopic strategy may help individual police officers but at what cost?
How do the authorities expect citizens to react to police officers they know unlawfully murdered their loved ones?
How are citizens expected to react to police officers who steal drugs from drug dealers and then turn around and sell the drugs right back in the very same neighborhoods?
How are citizens supposed to have respect for police officers who demonstrate nothing but hostile contempt for them, by their abusive actions and utterances?
many police departments have become a law unto themselves driving the fear of God in even the political directorate. Take. Look at the New York City Police Department, a huge gang , which has the mayor shaking in his boots.
The police officer who sees the people he is sworn to protect as enemies to be conquered and subjugated , is not only a danger to the community in which he works he is a danger to his colleagues.
By extension, police departments that are contemptuous of the residents they are supposed to serve, are even greater threats to that community.
Some police departments don’t even bother concealing the fact that they no longer serve the people. They have become tax-payer funded organs of governmental tyranny.
Despite overwhelming evidence that many police departments have become cesspools of corruption, criminality, and graft, a large part of the population continues to heap adulation and praise on them, essentially elevating them to Gods.
Police departments leak material they believe will aid in tarnishing the reputation of people they despise, even if it aids murderers that are no longer serving police officers.
These actions ought to send a chill down the collective spine of the nation.
However, when it comes to police crimes, the white community across America is duplicitously silent as long as the victims are black.
Take for instance the newly released video of a Glynn County police encounter with the now murdered Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of a former Glynn County cop Gregory McMichael & his song Travis McMichael.
Even after police & prosecutors mucked up the investigations and refused to arrest Gregory McMichael’s because of his work history as a cop & investigator in the office of the County Prosecutor Jackie Johnson, they were not done with their illegal activities.
Even after the McMichaels have been arrested and are cooling their heels in jail after a national outcry, corrupt police officials are arguably still working behind the scenes to aid the defense of the two murderers by releasing the video encounter of Glynn Country cops and Ahmaud Arbery.
The intent of the video can only be interpreted as an attempt to commit another murder of the deceased, this time on his character.
The practice by police of releasing the record of people they assault and murder, particularly in the black community is not only a common practice it is a strategic policy aimed at pulling out the stops to make the violated party guilty for their own demise.
Despite the fact that these encounters are recorded on police body cameras and therefore can only be released by the police themselves, it is clear that these illegal activities are not been carried out by individual rogue cops but by entire rogue departments.
Based on the comments in response to this video, this tactic backfired on the police. Viewers of the video were outraged not just at the abuse of power, but also at the corrupt intent in releasing it to smear Ahmaud Arbery.
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Mike Beckles is a former Jamaican police Detective corporal, businessman, researcher, and blogger.
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