by Chris Stevenson
Regardless of the identity of the man or men who shot those 2 NYPD officers Saturday afternoon 12/20, using white police/criminal justice -philosophy you can safely assume Justin Damico and Daniel Pantaleo (the instigator and murderer in the Eric Garner incident respectively) as being almost as guilty as if they pulled the trigger themselves.
NYPD officials and retired officers were on CNN talking about how they fear going back to the days of the ’60’s and ’70’s when police officers were getting killed by radical groups (a loose reference to their battles with the original Black Panthers and other groups). If you keep initiating racist behavior then a backlash sooner or later is only natural. Bad cops make it worse for their fellow officers because their Sloppy-to-murderous “Police Work” puts their fellow officers at risk.
Usually when you hear stories about cops that got shot it had to do with a guy later identified as bipolar or some other mental illness. This dude is said to be from Baltimore, and left a statement on social media about his disdain as to what happened to Garner. This is important because regardless of the man’s mental well-being, he allegedly made a clear connection and premeditated action toward New York police for a specific reason.
Me knowing white police the way I do, it’s gonna be a long time-if ever-before they improve their behavior, and it’s partially our faults. Yeah we may have some loose canons, but we don’t have no black CIA or JDL (BIA, BDL?) or black intelligence network for example (and have no desire to start one). We lack the will to track the Pantaleos or Darren Wilsons, or other officers involved in specific questionable racial confrontations, abduct them and make them disappear the way Jews, Italians and Arabs would if dumb American cops were repeatedly doing this to their sons. That is the only message blacks can send other than a strong Executive Order legislation from the President that will put fear in police in general around the country that #BlackLivesMatter.
In the meantime NYPD are having too good a time disrespecting us and getting away with it, so it’s gonna be tough opening their eyes to what I am saying beyond that killing. Already NYPD and their supporters are appealing to pure emotions by blaming Al Sharpton, Mayor de Blasio and even the President (why blame yourself?). Even though all have discouraged violence. I knew they couldn’t resist the temptation of blaming peaceful protesters. A man named Ismaaiyl Brinsley is being blamed for the murder of Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, after which he is said to have fled to a subway on Marcy Ave., and shot himself. Reportedly this all started around 3pm Saturday 12/20. This shooting is said to have come about after he shot his girlfriend or a family member; Shaneka Thompson, depending on what source you listen to.
The fact that was two non-white cops makes it more dumb, unless Brinsley is a patsy, then it’s strategic and those officers are just collateral damage. Now you have thousands of white NYPD acting like they are mourning those two officers when most people who really know big city police officers realize white cops don’t give a damn about non-white officers. Other than LAPD, NYPD is the most envied police force in the country for the wrong reasons, their worst members are nothing more than a band of pistol-packin narcissist/racists. And they know it too. Nothing stands to smoke them out more than hints of black-empathy, whenever there is a questionable shooting of an unarmed African American, any public statement starting to the left of ‘we have to wait until all the facts are in’ are regarded as treasonous and liberal to them. That’s the prime reason for their childish back-turning behavior towards the Mayor. ‘He’s unda-standin’ da blacks too much,’ a New York union Irish or Italian cop can be heard murmuring once you ask him.
Bad police want everyone to lose their souls just to make life convenient for them. The de Blasios are a mixed family with bi-racial kids that look all of African American. Recently in the middle of the national news of the Garner and Brown killings and grand jury sessions, de Blasio made a comment regarding his son Dante that stung deeper with NYPD than President Obama’s statement comparing Trayvon Martin looking like a son he might of had, did with conservatives. This among other things have prompted their backlash towards them. ‘How unlike Giuliani was’, old-line cops can be heard hissing under their breath. Indeed the former commish and Mayor seemed to sneer at black victims of police misconduct during his tenures, people still remember his response to the 2/4/99 Amadou Diallo shooting; “no wrongdoing.” until 9/11 humanized him. Now he’s back to normal, even stooping to the level of a union head who gets paid to appeal to emotions (Pat Lynch), as long as his officers get their pay and retirement they could care less about the facts. Police and city officials on the other hand don’t or shouldn’t have that wide leeway with reality, not that they care or anything. NYPD wasn’t feelin’ it back in July when de Blasio postponed his trip it Italy due to the Garner killing. Those infamous NYPD-enablers the New York Post was especially incensed. They saw it as the Mayor cancelling his trip over the death of a black man, but not over a railroad strike. Intentionally ignoring the fact that human life-black or otherwise-is worth more than a strike.
Some are dismissing the entire episode as a conspiracy, among those is none other than the black community’s foremost theorist on the known and unknown; Dick Gregory. In view of how people’s sentiments were skillfully directed to frame the Tawana Brawley raping, and 9/11, nothing is out of bounds concerning what powerful New York whites can do. What the murders of Ramos and Liu accomplished is direct some desperate, and timely sympathy, and support toward NYPD, thanks to the conveniency of bizarre decisions from a young man from Baltimore.
Chris Stevenson is a regular columnist for blackcommentator, and a contributor to the Hampton Institute, his own blog www.thebuffalobullet.com, and a syndicated columnist. Follow him on Twitter, and Facebook, you don’t have to join any of them. Watch his video commentary Policy & Prejudice for clbTV & Follow his Blogtalkradio interviews on 36OOseconds. Respond to him on the comment link below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.