My Thoughts on the Latest Police Murders and the Attack on Dallas Police

I don’t know what to say. I’m not as articulate or as intelligent as some people to express myself in a profound way. So, don’t expect this to be deep.

I’m saddened. I’m angry. And I’m at wits end. Two black men were killed by cops within the last 48 hours. As far as I know, it was only two…so far. And both of them posed no threat. And 24 hours later, someone or a group of people decided to wage war with police in Dallas. Needless to say, this has been a week from Hell.

Alton Sterling and Philando Castile are among a growing list of black people killed by police or some angry vigilante with a fear for black folks. And it will continue, unless something is done, something intelligent and something effective.

But us getting killed is NOT BECAUSE OF US. It was racism that created suspicion, hatred and fear towards us. And it was racism that classified white skin as innocent and superior and black skin as savage and inferior.

Before you start with the old “black-on-black crime” bullshit speech, let me remind you that intra-racial crime is COMMON AMONG ALL RACES INCLUDING WHITES! Yet, whenever white people commit horrible crimes, MOST of them are never killed by police. Even when they have guns in their possession locked and loaded, MOST cops don’t shoot them down.

Police don’t see white folks as threating even when and if they’re armed. Police are trained to protect and obey them. The law was set up in their favor. And the court system was created for the sake of white supremacy.

No. The system isn’t broken. It’s working just as it was set up to be, for the protection and safety of certain people above everyone else.

And yet, when black folks try to explain our plight, white people tell them to get over it, work harder, assume they want ‘free stuff’ and ‘special treatment’ or it was all in their imagination because racism is supposedly over. When black people tell the police and white America that their lives matter, they argue with all kinds of excuses as to the contrary. Racism is why they get so upset at the simple yet much needed words ‘black lives matter’.

All lives don’t matter if one has a problem with black lives. For four centuries, at least, white people have a problem with black lives. And the recent murders of two unarmed black men was evidently the breaking point to make one, or a few people do, something that would shock the nation.

Details are still sketchy as to the writing of this post, but the truths so far illustrate that there was a sniper attack after a peaceful protest in response to the police killings in the city of Dallas that claimed the lives of five officers and wounded seven more including at least one protester. The police were reportedly present to PROTECT the protesters. No police behaved with hostility towards the movement.

The chaos lasted a few hours over night into the early morning.

A suspect named Micah Johnson was killed by a robot laced with explosives. Johnson was a black man who was a military veteran. Three other people are currently held as suspects. It’s unknown what race they are now. But Johnson’s picture is already blasted all over the media. Some white folks bare animosity towards the Black Lives Matter movement over false claims that they advocate hatred and violence against police and white people. Since Johnson was a black male who allegedly targeted white cops after a protest against police violence, some white people are livid towards the movement, threatening it (and President Obama as usual) even though the suspect claimed he acted alone.

Yet, Black Lives Matter is still like Isis in their eyes.

It was reported that Johnson said that he wanted to kill white cops and was upset at Black Lives Matter. I don’t advocate violence against anyone, but I’m NOT surprised by his rage or his actions if what was reported was true.

Some black (and white) folks knew that a tragedy was about to unfold as a result of so many racist and murderous cops. They knew that a powder keg was lit somewhere in America and was on the verge of blowing up in the near future. Some see Johnson as a martyr who did what few black people would do. Assuming he was a participant, he became the hunter, not the hunted. After SO many black men and black women were dying at the hands of cops across the country each year, the rage created what we witnessed in Dallas.

But last night’s shooting may have done more harm than good. Some white folks and police are pissed off, and it won’t be surprising to see innocent black men and black women harassed, assaulted or gunned down as revenge. If it’s not because of Dallas, it will be because of some other crime committed by black folks. Somehow, somewhere, someday black people WILL PAY the price.

The cycle of violence will continue. Hate begets hate. Until there are solutions – logical solutions – that will help and benefit us all, there will be more bloodshed, and most of the blood will likely come from the bodies of black Americans.


13 thoughts on “My Thoughts on the Latest Police Murders and the Attack on Dallas Police

  1. Even still I feel NO sympathy for the cops killed. This man is a hero to me and I’m glad those cops are dead. Karma has come for the cops in Dallas and I for one am glad to hear it. Those white crybabies can go fuck themselves! When that white man attacked a police station in Dallas there was no uproar or outrage so they can kick rocks and kiss my black ass! Payback came calling that night for sure.

    1. How long have you been out of jail? It is teaching such as yours that places children in the mind set to hate. You run your mouth, they hear and continue to be taught that the white cashier at the neighborhood Village Pantry deserves to be robbed, and even to die. Before they are mature enough to make good decisions, they have a criminal record; and, it is white society and the police who are a fault. Karma is suppose to be for good. What kind of Karma are you spreading? Your sick, see a doctor soon.

      1. Piss off!! How long have you been this stupid must be years now! This has been coming long before I was even born, the COPS created a climate of hate and they are getting their just desserts so think about that before you start placing blame stupid.

  2. Dallas is my home and the latest killings in Baton Rouge and Minnesota and then this insanity going down in the city is frightening. I don’t condone retaliation violence but I feel Micah Xavier Johnson just was stressed and pushed over the edge by all the social injustice aimed at Black Americans especially since he served in the military and came home only to get treated like a ni66er in America. Mental illness in the Black community needs to be addressed and if it’s left unchecked there is going to be more Micha Xavier Johnsons. Racism in America is real, police brutality is real. The way the mainstream media wants to portray the police as victims makes me so angry. I am sorry for the families of all the people involved in these events.

  3. I can’t even think about Obama right now. One of my friends says there is nothing he can do because this is the state and not on a federal level or something. I am not astute when it comes to government and political science. But it seems to me Obama cares more about other movements but when it comes to the Black community he just doesn’t care. Oh well he is a lame duck and on his way out. I am nervous about where this country is headed especially in regards to Black Americans.

  4. Here’s Harvey’s take on this:

    Warning — this video contains a lot of profanity and is more than an hour long. Enjoy! 😀

  5. Here’s another video from Harvey about this:

    Warning — this video contains a lot of profanity and is more than an hour long. Enjoy! 😀

  6. Shaun King said it best :Micah Johnson is the cake America baked.

    I’ll also add that now that the cake has been baked, they will have to eat it.

    God..what did people expect? For years..and ever since George Zimmerman killing of Trayvon Martin ..people have tried to warn law enforcement, governors, and even presidential candidates about this. I’ll never forget that time when those two women interfered in a Seattle rally for Bernie Sanders how they were booed and ignored. Then when BLM and other organizers tried to ask for Hillary plans to combat police brutality, she ignored them along with a couple of other candidates thought that ” All Lives Matter”( plz!) and they thought it was no big deal for Donald Trump and his goons to beat up minorities/ women…Did they didn’t think that this wasn’t going to happen? OMFG!!

    Imagine a person abusing animasl or people in that manner. If they continue to harm them,they following often happens to them 1) Their victim dies, 2), Run away or 3) the victims may attack them.

    Now that the shooting with the Dallas police took ,people want to sing ” We Are The World “. That would be cool if only John Law and Law enforcement did the same with the laws and human beings.They can get something for nothing.

  7. Lord have mercy. I knew something else was about to happen. And before any self-righteous soap box commentaries, I have to say that this is the result of dismissed and approved racist evil within the police departments across this country that is coming back on them. You can’t start killing innocent citizens based on “suspicion”, code talk for “minority”, and then holler when bullets come back on you. Disrespect reaps this kind of violence. It’s all about perception. This is reciprocity. Logically, if you keep pulling a wolf by the tail, don’t holler when it bites your ass. There were laws placed in this universe by Almighty God that governs all life–no one is above them. However, it seems only white people aren’t getting the memo.

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