#34: Police issues

Ghetto people spend a lot of their days hating, fearing and/or complaining about police.

Now to keep it funky, there’s much grist for the mill of police hatred. A true blue ’bout it, ready-to-set-it police hater would have been a good friend to have in the 50s, when a lot of the police in many cities were racist white Southerners who gave police the reputation they have to this day. A reputation constantly worsened by modern incidents like that one that happened on New Year’s in Oakland, as well as Amadou Diallo and Sean Bell in New York, mishaps with the special needs kid and numerous shootings in Inglewood, the recent endings of chases in El Monte, CA and Birmingham, AL, and so many others, rightfully giving your friendly neighborhood police hater some ammo.

And these incidents need to be bravely challenged, exposed early and often. The police may police us, but we police them too. We give them power.

Generally, however, let’s face it. Your average police hater is the type of cat that loves to do things he frankly shouldn’t be doing. And on top of that, ain’t even doin’ big illegal thangs. Just a loser doing a bunch of petty loser activities wasting time. Many of the police constantly poppin’ them are simply doing their jobs and probably wouldn’t even be interested in said loser’s funky *ss but for whatever law is on the books. Real talk, not that I advocate or condone crime, but if you gon’ hate police, hate them because you have penitentiary chances to take and they’re what’s standing in your way. Hate ’em for some real sh*t, not because you were dumb enough to blaze and drink in public when you know damn well that’s asking for trouble.

Not all po-pos are the kind bashing in the heads of Black and Latino males who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. While it does go down, to think that is what will happen guaranteed in any encounter with police, and that that is all police are good for, amounts to sensationalism. Of course, you can’t tell many ghetto people NUH-thin’ because they’re convinced it’s crazy sexy cool and politically correct to hate police for livin’. It’s so bad you have some silly bastards who are quick to yell “F.T.P.” at the top of their lungs, but hide the fact that the boys were who they called when the Caprice or their place got broken into. Wild as hell.

Even wilder is that it isn’t like a ghetto person is guaranteed to be shut out from being one. I mean hey, they’re always hiring, it’s a ticket to having one’s sh*t together, and there’s some power to be had in that profession. Street cred, not so much….

Trust, I’m no right wing douchebag who thinks police are all good all the time. Plenty of them are scumbags, and I hate that douchey, bristled mustache a lot of them have. But hating police just because they’re police officers? Even if a relative or good friend happened to be one? Something ain’t right with a person that has that feeling. Those folks are more often than not armed to play themselves right into getting f*cked with by the boys when they really don’t have to (like these idiots here):
Plain and simple, the hood needs to take a holistic approach towards the idea of police and the police need to take a holistic approach towards how they treat the hood. Both need to exercise some empathy and dead the assumption that the other is up to no good at all times, because that assumption has them making asses out of one another.

9 responses to “#34: Police issues

  1. Tad, your working boy

    They wanna quote Scripture, how bout this:

    Romans 13

    Submission to the Authorities
    1Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. 4For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.

  2. i think this website basicly focus on blacks an there ways. well im makeing a website about whites. its not done yet but its called crackersville.com and it focus on the things that crazy whites do hahahaha it gonna be so funny so u bitches want compition, ill show u compition.im a whitey myself but im more on the black side. ill show u racist….just wait

    • All these people who think they know what this site is sound exactly like those far-right racist morons at the town hall meetings on health care. No matter how much one is told the truth, you goofs believe what you want to believe. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

    • How’s that website coming? How’s the “compition” going for you? Regards for being white and thinking you are black on the inside. That’s an outstanding triumph in race-relations and equality, by identifying with racial stereotypes to be cool. Are you 16 by any chance?

  3. I’m as BLACK as they come, but most of the time, our youth go out of their way to become targets of the law. Finish School. Lay off trying to live beyond your means. Respect our women.
    Be well mannered and less hostile to others. Remember, life is not one big video where you can dress like clowns and act like deranged, foul-mouthed animals. Being Black in America is hard enough, so let us stop being the problem, and heal ourselves.

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  6. I actually like what your bringing to the table, because iI feel the same way, and it is not about race, it’s about factual information over a period of time that carries a trend, a pattern, and it has lead to nothing except disruption and social back log. Unfortunately, this popular, “Ghetto” attitude leaves its followers on the same steps their mother crossed to get them home, in prison, or dead. I try to focus on the question that could solve it all “Why continue these trends if they haven’t proved to be a success?” We all have burned our selves a few times, but after the first time it may only happen a few other times in our life, whats the difference with the “Ghetto” trend? Has it brought you anything? Hypocrisy, crime, and so much worse, thats about it.

  7. Whens the last time police confronted you? I am a college student in DC and an LA native and I see a LOT of fucked up shit and I have even been subjected to it my self as what one would consider a “non-ghetto” person. You are foolish. “This is like saying to the enslaved, you don’t have the right to detest the slave master because you do some fucked up shit too.” WOMP. They are held to a higher standard because the are a social institution and have a LICENSE to KILL.

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