To Those Who’re Thinking About Doing What Micah Xavier Johnson Did In Dallas — DON’T — Medium


As a Black Man living among Blacks I can tell you the ongoing murders of Black Men and Women by representatives of a system that touts a creed to protect everyone, has emotions running high and everybody on high alert. The week following July 4th 2016 was an exceptionally bloody one for Black Men and police officers.

Source: To Those Who’re Thinking About Doing What Micah Xavier Johnson Did In Dallas — DON’T — Medium

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Author: Geo Gee

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6 thoughts on “To Those Who’re Thinking About Doing What Micah Xavier Johnson Did In Dallas — DON’T — Medium”

  1. Hi G.

    You did a wonderful job with this article. You created a strong context for your argument and you did a great job of supporting it. I have to say that I totally agreed with you when you said that the Dallas shootings did nothing more than ratchet up animosity between police and black men; which is the LAST thing we need.

    That said, I recently watched that viral video of a black female officer calling out racist cops. That sister was speaking some truth.

    Which leads me to black male officers…

    Surely these brothers should have a little more to say. Both my father and brother were in the field of Law enforcement and they are chomping at the bit.

    My brother, who worked for nearly 20 years with a State Law Enforcement agency, ran for Sheriff in an effort to try to build a force that engaged in community policing. Unfortunately, he lost his bid but what surprised me the most was the number of black folks that stuck with the reigning sheriff simply because he had all the ‘right’ black folks in his back pocket. I can just hear them jokers saying, “Naw suh….he been good to us!”—despite the fact that he hadn’t done anything for them and they had not a clue. Anyway, that was a missed opportunity for them.

    Sadly, nothing changes if we don’t challenge the system. I want to see black officers take a louder stand. That female officer broke the ‘blue wall’ but the black male officers are still relatively quiet.
    Speak up brothers! Hell, black cops that are off duty or undercover are sitting ducks!
    “I shot him because he had a gun and I didn’t know he was a cop.”
    Friendly fire so to speak–I call bullshit!

    Anyway, say something brothers, we’ll have your back!

    I love reading your take on things. I find myself thinking, “I wonder what G is gonna say about this.”
    LOL! Take care Bro!

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  2. Lady G I love when you share your thoughts and views on posted content. I know you’re going to deliver insightful, intellectual, and thought provoking points. You’re one person I could have a conversation with for hours (and take notes) because something good is always going to come out of it.

    I’m in total agreement with you that the minority officers need to come forward and take a stance against biased policing against minorities – Blacks in particular. To be fair I do understand some may be reluctant to do so, not because the condone the tactics of other officer’s but they could find the very guns that’s wrongfully murdering their brothers and sisters could wind up pointed at them. Speak out and find themselves in need of backup in a tight situation – backup could be a little slow showing up.

    The outcome of your brother’s bid to get in a position of change is one example of why we keep seeing more of the same atrocities. Police officers (like your brother) that are willing to and can foster change through leadership are shut out by the very people that need that change because they’re loyal to some “old guard” that has done absolutely nothing for them or their community.

    In the meantime, rogue officers continue to maim and murder and get away with it stamped “innocent” by a system that’s caught up in red tape and bought off by the green.

    I join you in your call for minority officers to call bullshit on this state sanctioned destruction of Blacks.

    I have a view on these protests that pop up and go nowhere but away everytime there’s an event like the three that happened this week- but that’s another blog post.

    I felt very passionate about the content of this post because no one wants to see Police officers or anybody else killed by some blinded demented force, or instrument of vigilantism. That is not the way to go.

    Thanks again for reading and sharing your brilliant thoughts (see what you did) – you sparked a mini blog post from me right here in the comment box.

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    1. Thank you G!
      We are in agreement on every point.
      Yes, Black cops are in a precarious situation but I would quit that MF before I’d keep watching my folks murdered, even if I had to take my ass to Mickey D’s.
      Always a pleasure bro! I had more to say on my blog today. When you get time, check it out 🙂

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