Saturday, July 23, 2016

Trump didn't mention blacks...find a safe space and cry.

It's no surprise that Trump's speech at the RNC has caused a stir among Democrats but now we are hearing that he didn't say enough about how he plans to help black people. This author is upset that he would dare speak about the innocent cops that were gunned down and not support the blacks that were killed by police.

First, those cops were not in any way responsible for the deaths of any civilians. They were gunned down simply for their profession and the, presumed, sins of others.

Second, why would anyone in their right mind stand up and cry about racial injustice when the cases in question haven't even been tried in a court of law? We all know that some of the deceased had long arrest records and we're not cooperating with police. Stop making these thugs out to be martyrs. They are not.

Third, instead of expecting a president nominee to save your asses and make life better, how about you work on that yourself? Teach your children to be kind and not kill each other. Let them know that cooperating with police is not bad, it's common sense and decency that should be shown to people that out their lives on the line every day to keep you safe. Start making changes at your very core and stop expecting other people to do it for you.

I'm so sick of hearing all these people whining about being offended and claiming the cops that were murdered got what they deserved. The entire world has turned into a bunch of pansy ass babies that can't take responsibility for themselves and do what is right.

Grow up, America. You're running our country into the ground.

If you get easily offended... You are part of the problem.

If you believe it's ok to murder innocent cops for the actions of a few... You are part of the problem.

If you expect politicians to make your life better and end crime in your neighborhood but refuse to acknowledge that your neighborhood is destroying itself... You are part of the problem.

If you immediately believe the claims of a person simply based on their race... You are part of the problem.

If you claim black lives matter but refuse to acknowledge those killed by people of their own race... You are part of the problem.

If you cannot accept the fact that blacks are not killed by police more than any other race... You are part of the problem.

Friday, July 22, 2016

The bathroom law strikes again

So, the NBA is removing itself from North Carolina because of the HB2 bill in effect. Liberals are cheering and saying the state deserves to love the money the game would bring.

Conservatives have been arguing about this law forever. Why is it so difficult to understand that passing a law that says anyone can use any bathroom they choose is dangerous? True transgendered people have been using the bathroom related to the gender they identify with before now and nobody had a clue.

By passing a law giving specific permission for the 1% of the population that this protection would apply to, you've also given permission to every pedophile, sex offender and child molester to use any bathroom they want. Giving them access to your wives, children, etc. All they have to do is claim they identify as a woman and they are home free.

Is that what you want? Predators being given permission and easy access to your loved ones? Nobody says you can't use the bathroom but we don't want to protect those criminals that will abuse the law to commit their crimes.

Common sense, people. Something, I find, mist liberal lack these days.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Do something useful

Jay Z apparently wrote a song about police brutality a while back but didn't release it. Due to recent events, he's decided to do so. Why?

I need to find the song and listen but I'm doubtful the lyrics do much to promote anything helpful that will reduce crime. How about a song that tells kids growing up in this "thug" life that they can break the cycle, make something more of themselves and stop becoming targets for the police and other criminals?

All these folks do is invite more hatred and division by telling them it's ok to not take responsibility for their own actions. Yes, there are some crooked cops that have killed people unprovoked but there are also many more criminals that are shot while resisting, fighting, attacking...the majority of those shot by police are NOT innocent victims. Stop making them out to be.

One recent "victim" has a list of charges and arrests back to 2000 and was a deadbeat dad that was NOT what I'd consider a productive member of society. With a record like his, there was a good chance he'd be in an altercation with police at some point.

The statistics show that the # of people shot by police are not overwhelming black. In fact, more white people are shot by cops than blacks. Yes, there are more white people in the country so that # should be higher but if you're truly suggesting that cops only kill black people because they're racist, you're going to need more facts.

I'd be willing to bet that cops are more likely to shoot blacks because of their culture. What does that mean? Typically a call about an incident in a black neighborhood means the cops are being sent into hostile territory. Blacks are already being told to hate & kill the cops so why would you not expect the cops to already be on edge before they arrive? You get called to a neighborhood with known gang and crime problems and know there's a good chance you're going to get shot at or attacked. They can't take that chance.

Until people that are caught up in this life take the initiative to get themselves out and break the cycle nothing will change. They'll keep committing crimes, get roughed up by the cops and then blame racist society for keeping them down.

You have to want to change and for many, it's just easier to play the victim.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Your attitude is what determines their response.

So, recent events have increased racial tensions and the black community is again claiming that black people are more likely to be roughed up by cops than others. I have to say I think this is more denial of the true issue at hand. Your attitude is what causes a violent reaction by police.

Think back to any videos you've seen where cops have interacted with civilians. When you see videos of whites vs blacks, which group is usually the most vocal and outspoken with police?

In my experience, blacks are more likely to get mouthy with police and refuse to cooperate. I don't know that it's anything more than the way they were raised and how they express themselves. That being said, there's a time and place for everything. Just because you have the right to say what you want, doesn't mean you're free of the consequences of your actions.

Just because you feel like you're being singled out, doesn't give you the right to disrespect the men and women that put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. If you worked a job where there was the constant threat of physical harm, you'd be more apt to profile people too.

Does that make it right? I believe that you have to profile people to a certain degree if you want to keep yourself and others safe. Expect the worst, hope for the best...that's what you have to do to stay alive.

If a cop stops you because you look suspicious, suck it up. Cooperate. Be polite. Don't push your luck. If you immediately start yelling about your rights being violated you're going to set the tone for the entire encounter. That doesn't give anyone the right to beat or shoot you but you can make the situation go in a good direction if you want it to. Don't go looking for trouble.