The Political Agitator response: This article talks about the root of the problem. Again when we discuss the root cause then we can understand the reaction. But that’s the problem nobody wants to deal with the root of the problem.
BALTIMORE — IN the wake of the Michael Brown shooting and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, Mo., commentators noted the absence of black representatives among Ferguson’s elected officials and its police leadership. A Department of Justice report highlighted how Ferguson’s mostly white City Council and its courts spurred on explicitly racist policing, in part to harvest fines from black residents.
Then came Baltimore. The death of Freddie Gray, like those of Eric Garner, John Crawford III, Rekia Boyd and so many other unarmed African-Americans, at first seemed to fit the all-too-familiar template — white cops, black suspect, black corpse.
But unlike New York, Chicago and other cities with white leaders, Baltimore has a black mayor, a black police commissioner and a majority-black City Council. Yet the city still has one of the most stained records of police brutality in recent years. (Source: Read more)
Root cause: If the 2 white officers had not falsely arrested Freddie Gray then we would not be talking about the death of Freddie Gray, protesting and rioting, 6 officers (3 white and 3 black) being arrested on multiple charges ranging from 2nd degree murder to other minor but major charges. The black officer driving the van has the worst charge 2nd degree murder because of the 2 white officers initiation. I am thinking that the other 4 officers had no idea of the treatment that Gray had received during the initial struggle between Gray and the officers. Well this is just sad but if the black officer had made sure Gray was secured in the van and made sure he got some medical help, well he would not be facing such charges. So now it is what it is everyone is responsible for their role.
Reaction: Now the reactions be it from the protesters and the rioters they must pay. The 6 officers being charged must pay. Reactions comes with a price and one must always think through the root cause before they react because sometimes the reaction could be worst than the root cause. The root cause don’t make it right but 2 wrongs don’t make it right either.
If we say we are fed up and enough is enough, then for those who are able financially, when are we going to step up to the plate and adopt a family, a child and etc.? We all know some children in the community who needs some love.
Want to make the world a better place? When churches, organizations, individuals and others stop talking and take the time out to hear what the children have to say then we can move forward. If after hearing what the children have to say and if churches, organizations, individuals and others do not attempt to adopt a family or child then we will continue to have the same issues while we pray and march.
If we think that just meeting to talk about there are resources out there such as mentors, after school programs, Boys & Girls Clubs, and other is enough, then we are ignant as hell. I don’t think none of the resources I named comes with a financial piece. Meeting the needs of some children who may not have food on the table, don’t ever get out of their zone that they are used to such as going places they have never been and/or the lack of love in the home can not be left out.
It is my opinion that until we identify the children/families in our communities that need help and approach them, then the community will continue to stay right where we are. Also by adopting a family, a child and etc. our actions will speak for itself.
When we get to the root cause, then we can put an action plan in place.
Just my ignant opinion.
Note: And I don’t mean actually legally adopting a family or children going through paperwork. I am just talking about helping a family or child out short term or long term and when you have exhausted your means maybe someone else could step up. Or just maybe more than one person can step up at the same time. Sort of like adopting a family or child during Christmas time.