#goodcops

Abolish the Police? – White Liberal vs Black perspectives

Ami Horowitz made an interesting video about the age-old problem of white liberals speaking on behalf of people that they don’t understand, much less consulted. Recall the Babylon Bee parody on this very topic just this week.

As Thomas Sowell correctly pointed out,

Activism is a way for useless people to feel important, even if the consequences of their activism are counterproductive for those they claim to be helping and damaging to the fabric of society as a whole.

#RealLifeMatters

Yet more evidence of good deeds by police and the relationship with those they protect.

This morning, before our group fitness class. Luna and I saw a few cops parked in the same parking lot as us.

The conversation between Luna and I over the past week consisted of the obvious…further understanding of her black side and what it means to be black (in general and in America), but mainly her treatment of people. Explaining that; 2 wrongs never make a right, you never meet hate with hate, and we always find a solution to our problems.

I started to notice Luna’s dialogue over the past few days and in her confused little 6 year old brain, she didn’t know whether or not if she should like cops. She started questioning all things in regards to how to feel toward cops (rightfully so).

As her father, I feel it is my job not to fuel that confusion but find a SOLUTION to her dilemma. With everything being routed in fear right now, I chose to bring Luna over to these 3 officers and they couldn’t have proven my point any clearer. When you meet hate with love and compassion, there’s no room for that hate to grow.

These gentlemen were sweet to my LunBoon, showed me love, and Luna got a sheriff badge and teddy bear.👍🏾

My point is, when talking to the next generation, make sure it’s with love, compassion, and clear understanding. Teaching them to conquer their fears…speaking even though your voice quivers.

Thank you Jefferson Police Department for having such upstanding officers!

As individuals…WE MUST BE THE CHANGE!”

Ann Arbor councilors take a knee

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Well the dilution goes on. Seems knees can be taken anywhere now. Four councilors from the Michigan city of Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan, decided to take a knee during the national anthem ahead of session. Of course we can argue they are exercising free speech but what would the Ann Arbor Police Department think of councilors taking a knee to protest police violence? Given these people are in a position to influence policy why don’t they head down to the AAPD and work “with” them on solutions to raise awareness on how to deal with the problem, should it exist on as grand a scale as made out? No, just take a knee and do nothing. Wimpy virtue signaling liberals who think appearing to do good is just as good as actually doing the real thing

Of course it is not to say that excessive use of force isn’t an issue. It is to say that many good policemen and women put their lives on their line to protect the people. Some people resist arrest when compliance would see far fewer shows of force. If you aren’t breaking any laws, why would you resist? However there are too many occasions where people that have resisted arrest have threatened officers with acts of force. It doesn’t justify excessive force. In fact if cops were wanting to hide their bad behaviour they wouldn’t be signing up to body-cams to provide proof!

Back to Ann Arbor. The city of 360,000 has an income above the mean, a 3% unemployment rate, jobs growth of 2%, cost of living 1.6% below the national average and a median house price of $225k. It is hardly a town that has a rampant crime rate with cowboy cops slamming its residents.

These are the crime facts in Ann Arbor vs the national average of cities it’s size

Burglary and motor vehicle theft are at rates at half the national average. Murder 1/5th. Robbery less than half. Assault in line. Rape, marginally above. So on balance hardly a crime infested swamp overrun with blood thirsty police officers. Yet councilors with no evidence of trigger happy sherriffs take a knee?

So perhaps these councilors  could point to the wonderful work of the AAPD and use them as a beacon of successful policing rather than take a knee for problems they could help solve by coordination with other police forces with a bad reputation. No, taking a knee is enough. Case closed.