Why all of the interest in holding cops to a higher standard than gangs? Because they are not the navy blue negro killers. They should be the example of the best in the community; those willing to lay their lives on the line to serve and protect. If they choose to be thugs with a badge, why not just turn the badge in and either join or form a street gang because that is what you are.
Why focus on a white cop killing an unarmed black teen when you should be focused on so-called black on black crime? So are you saying that before we begin talking about a long overdue problem of racial injustice we should focus on its legacy? That is like focusing on disease symptoms but not the disease itself. Why not focus on both? We as black people have the capacity to multi-task. It is an insult to our individual and collective intelligence when you as a black person say that we can’t focus on both.
So you see a rally in Ferguson, New York and California, but you don’t see a rally about so-called black on black crime? Really? When was the last time you went to a black church? When was the last time you paid attention to your community? No one mentioned it at your church? No one rallied in your community? Why don’t YOU mention it in church? Why don’t YOU organize a rally? What? You do not attend a black church? What? You do not live in a black neighborhood? AND…
Stop criticizing those who ARE DOING something just because they are not doing what YOU feel they should do. Be the change that you want others to be.
Jesuorobo A. Enobakhare, Jr. is a Moderate Democratic Blogger who cuts through the rhetoric so that individuals can see the reality of political statements and how those statements turned into action can affect them. Contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @Jesuorobo.
The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Jesuorobo A. Enobakhare, Jr.
This article was originally published August 27, 2014.