You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Right now we have a small number of incidents that are getting national attention primarily through social media. A small percentage of those events are actually abusive and the rest are totally blown out of proportion. This whole "hate the police" and "cops are racist" crap is about 1% truth and 99% hype. Furthermore, the outrage mongers totally ignore pretty much all of the fundamental factors that create these situations. There IS a crime problem in ghetto communities and there always has been. That applies to whether the ghetto's are black, hispanic, Italian, Irish, Chinese or whatever else. It IS NOT a racial issue. It's a criminal issue and in every case throughout history it's crime that begins with unsavory elements of that neighborhood preying on their own neighbors who are usually of the same ethnic background. The fix for this kind of thing has always involved police activity combined with community intolerance of that criminal activity and the only way that you're going to fix this current "black persecution" crap is to stop pointing fingers outside the community and start putting them to work inside the community. The federal government CAN NOT fix this stuff. It has to be fixed at the local level and with local involvement.