Monday, December 8, 2014

Sorry for What I Did

Look at the size of this guy
compared to the cops!
I want to apologize. I'm sorry. I'll never do it again.

In 1964 I marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in St. Augustine, Florida to call for an end to racial discrimination in the nation's oldest city and in the United States. I participated in restaurant sit-downs, was almost arrested and was accosted by three really big white guys who threatened to take me behind the building and paint me black with shoe polish. I'm certain that's not all they would have done. I was saved when a sheriff's unit pulled up beside us and the two men walked away.

Today I am embarrassed to have done those things because everything I thought I was working for has disappeared and racism has raised its ugly head once again, only this time by the very people I was standing up for. Now I consider them a disgrace.

There is an old saying for identifying coral snakes: "Red on yellow, kill a fellow. Red on black, you're alright, Jack." A variation of this saying could be used to describe the interaction of police with citizens: "Black on white, it's all right. White on black, catch much flack."

A white officer shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Blacks in the city got even by burning, looting and destroying black businesses. Explain to me the logic in that.

A white officer took down a huge black tax evader in New York and more protests erupted. That in spite of the fact that Eric Garner refused to allow officers to detain him for black market selling and, according to the video, flailed his arms menacingly. That also in spite of the fact that it was not the imagined choke hold that killed Garner, it was a heart attack. That ALSO in spite of the FACT that the supervising officer on the scene, watching the whole event did nothing to keep the officer from taking Garner down the way he did, even though SHE WAS BLACK!

When it's a black officer shooting a white criminal it's a whole different story.

Police in Salt Lake City are continuing their probe into an Aug. 11 shooting outside a 7-Eleven convenience store, when a black police officer, whom local media are referring to as “not white,” shot and killed 20-year-old Dillon Taylor, who was unarmed at the time, according to his supporters.
Police Chief Chris Burbank said the entire incident was captured on the body camera of the officer who shot Taylor.

“You will see on camera … the actions of everyone involved, including up to the point where our officer utilizes deadly force and his response thereafter,” Burbank told reporters.
He said the video, along with the officer’s identity, will be released at the “appropriate” time, adding it could be days, weeks or months.

So, where are the riots and protests?

See the full story HERE.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sought to end discrimination in America. Today's black "leaders" (think Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Barack Obama and others) prefer to stir up racism. They feed on emphasizing the inequities that truly DO occur, instead of offering peaceful alternatives. They pompously offer justification for black riots, destroying property and burning things as though those things are CAUSED by some imagined discrimination. They are not.

Looting, burning and destroying property are the acts of uncivilized hood-mongers for their own amusement and material benefit. They do NOTHING to remedy or help remedy the imagined discrimination. They only serve to further divide the nation along racial lines.

They are stupid, mindless, reprobates with mo morals. I am very sorry I ever stood up for them. They have betrayed my trust in them. They have committed treason against all I, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other leaders in the 1960s did to establish equal opportunity for people of color...any color. 

Please accept my apologies.

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