If I don’t start with this, too many people are not going to be able to get past their own prejudices to understand what I’m going to try to say here: I am not going to advocate for shooting police officers. In fact, I posted this on my Facebook feed yesterday, and I’m pretty sure I posted it before I even knew about the 11 officers shot in Dallas:
I wonder if there is a way to take Gandhi, and Martin Luther King’s ideas, and stop cops from executing black men in our streets.
Is there a way that white people, seeing cops attacking a black person, can step between them, en masse perhaps, but if you are the only one there, can you do it anyway, and stop them?
Perhaps, if even that won’t stop murderous cops, other whites will finally do something, as whites who step between cops and their black victims, start taking the blows, and bullets, instead.
Maybe we can force an end to this, by forcing the Blue Hooded Klan, to choose between beating, and killing whites, or letting a black man live.
Maybe then the videos will matter.
Because, for too many, it appears that ?#?BlackLivesDontMatter?.
So don’t misunderstand what I’m trying to say here. When I say things like, “the executions must stop,” or even indicate that police officers will learn to stop killing indiscriminately, or they will pay, I am not advocating that anyone should go out and shoot them. A war with cops is going to result in more dead civilians than cops.
Sadly, though, it appears that war may be inevitable. I absolutely don’t mean to imply that I think people should be shooting cops, although I suspect we’re going to start seeing more of it, and I do think it is the fault of not just the police, but the entire collapsing legal system in the United States.