Police accountability sidetracked.
There is no heart in Sacramento when it comes to voting on the issue of Police Accountability. Integrity seems to be a rare commodity these days, and it appears that those of us who do possess even a modicum of this valuable, and ultimately costly, soulful, character trait are in the minority. We are often those who lack political status and therefore tend to be overlooked and our voices tend to go unheard, because, after all, who are we really?
Consequently, those who would be our audience, turn their heads away and give their undivided attention to others who are â€œknownâ€ politically, those who most in the community respect on a certain level, (perhaps out of fear) those who can produce evidence (even if only on paper), that they are someone whom you should not only listen, but take their words with more than a grain of salt, (perhaps because of threats).
Where am I going with this? Well, I have a bone to pick with the cowards who hold positions of power in Sacramento. Not only did no one place a vote on SB 1019, no one would even make a motion to allow the bill to voted on! It was pure cowardice!
No wonder society is in the state that itâ€™s in right now. Thugs, criminals, and gangsters have been allowed to thrive and terrorize our communities. And Iâ€™m not talking about our young men of color who society has deemed to be the thugs, criminals and gangsters. Iâ€™m talking our public officials, those who have some political clout, who hold positions of power and have a direct influence on laws and policies that affect you and I.
Iâ€™m talking about our local police officers, which are paid to protect and serve you and I. And Iâ€™m talking about their unions; the infamous entity that seems to have so many of our elected public officials truly afraid to go up against.
Now, when I say â€œyou and Iâ€ I mean US, the community. The people they donâ€™t seem to give a â€œyou know whatâ€ about.
These thugs and gangsters can threaten a group of individuals to vote or not vote a certain way. That leads to people sitting back, being silent, and waving goodbye to justice and fairness. People are choosing to put their political agendas ahead of serving the communityâ€™s needs. People are allowing themselves to be punked by criminals and gangsters who donâ€™t want the community to know when and why an officer has been disciplined.
These people ought to be ashamed of themselves. But the sad truth is they probably are not. Somehow they manage to get up every morning and look themselves in the mirror, and go about their day, while the rest of us, the community, must find the energy to keep fighting, to keep the truth from being buried, to keep ourselves from giving up.
But that is what me must do. Giving up is not an option. WE MUST FIND ANOTHER WAY TO COMBAT THE MADNESS THAT PERMEATES WITHIN THIS SOCIETY!
And we will!