that is why i posed the ? is blackman ever guilty of a crime? i know police are corrupt. i know white people are racist.mrron said:This subject has changed from rather black men are ever guilty of crime, to law enforcement being primarily responsible for it......... We can't solve this problem until we accept responsibility for the community period.
mrron said:Zacharias, where did you hear that? What box are referring to? Apparently you know very little about Law Enforcement officers. We are not required to be a member of any team or adhere to any rules other than those that are necessary for us to perform our jobs. We vote for any political candidate we chose, we can also challenge administrative policies. We have total freedom, but we must enforce the laws that the "public" pays us to enforce. I don't agree with every law on the books, but I don't deal with the black public per se, so I rarely even get involved with black criminals. Usually, when I encounter a black suspect, it's because there is an outstanding warrant for his or her arrest. That decision has already been made by a judge, nothing else I can do, but detain him.
There are also instances wherein a young black person is caught smuggling drugs into the country on a commercial airliner. This can be a male or female. In many such situations, these are college kids, not hardened criminals. I can usually release them to their parents with just a warning and/or maybe a fine. Most of the officers I work closely with are over the age of fourty, they have more understanding and compassion than the younger one's, who just want another case. Is race a factor, let's put it this way, I am always called in when the subjects are young black people, and I can do as I wish with them. I don't get called when they are white, unless I am directly involved in the apprehension. Do white kids get the slap on the wrist that I give the black kids? Hell No!
James, we both came up hard, and I made the same decision you did, that is, to take responsibility for myself. There are still many young black men out there who are taking responsibility, otherwise we'd have a problem ten times worst than what it is.
Zulile said:mrron - you live in white suburbia - you "police" white areas: did you consider you're just excluded from this 'unspoken' code of conduct that law enforcement abides by? Certainly you are not denying it's existance?
Interesting that they calll you when Black perps come in.. it only reinforces my view of some serious racial issues Blacks have with law enforcement - and they role they play in the "criminal" devlopment of Black communities.