When Will It End?

Is this fight ever going to end? Will the race-baiting from both sides cease anytime soon? A recent tragedy in Queens, New York has brought me to this topic. Three black men were shot to death by Police after they allegedly hit one police officer with their car and were ramming an unmarked Police unit.

It has not been confirmed why the Police were even going after these men. But, it has been determined that they were unarmed. It’s a tragedy to be sure. But, the situation is only enflamed when race-baiters like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson enter the picture. Here is a quote from one the “activists” who is charging the Police Department with racism:

"There’s no consequences for killing a black person. I am fed-up. I’m not asking my people to do anything passive anymore. We’re going to sit here and we’re going to go in there, and we’re going to pray, we’re going to march, we’re going to do all of that stuff and then we’re going to sit down, and if they don’t respond to none of that, don’t ask us to ask our people to be peaceful while they are being murdered. We’re not the only ones that can bleed."

Without a name attached to this quote you would certainly think that it would be attributed to the Black Panthers or some other militant wing of the Civil Rights Movement. For crying out loud, he is advocating vengeful violence against the Police!

Do you want to know who made this statement? His name is Charles Barron. He is a New York City Councilman. That’s right. This man, who advocates violence against the Police is an elected New York official. Consequently, he also happens to be a former Black Panther.

For a public policy maker, a democratically elected official to make such a statement and enflame an already volatile situation is inexcusable. As a leader, he should be held to a higher standard.

But, this isn’t the first time Barron has made such a racially-charged statement. In 2002, Barron told a group at a reparations rally:

“I want to go up to the closest white person and say, ‘You can’t understand this, it’s a black thing’ and then slap him, just for my mental health.”

This is completely outrageous! Barron’s rhetoric only serves to fan the flames of bigotry and racial hatred.

Should the police be investigated and held accountable for their actions if, in fact, they acted in a reckless and abhorrent manner? Yes! Absolutely.

But, Barron’s statements do nothing to help the situation. They only serve to drive the wedge deeper.


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