A letter to law-enforcement executives

Worley, Willie, Jr. (Intelligence Journalist)



A Letter to Law-Enforcement Executives My name is Willie Worley Jr. I consider myself a servant of the people as the minister of Self-Defense of National Intelligence for African American Communities 3rd Party Black Panthers. Since my reign I have made it my number one goal to point to the facts of the many dysfunctions that plague our communities both African and caucasian Americans. I have focused on the causes of the social derangements that has effected our nations racial communication lines. One of my conclusions are that we already know the source to our problems of conscious and explicit racism, of unconscious and implicit racism. If some of us are still blind to the cause and effect to out nations, racial tension, read a history book. Or just simply look in a mirror. Racism in our nation continues because we allow the elements of the past to override our future. During slavery, slave owners stigmatized slaves by verbal hypnosis. Telling them as well as caucasians that the African's were not homo sapiens. People like North Carolina Senator Sam Ewrin in 1956 drafted the racist polemic "the Southern Manifesto" which vowed to fight to maintain Jim Crow by all legal means. Even past presidents like Nixon, Reagan, the Bush's, and Clinton played their part in crippling our communities with "law and order, The War on Drugs, Tough on Crime etc.," These laws were targets. African Americans are lesser than 20% of our nations population. Law enforcement agencies should not have statistics disturbing as the ones published in the USA Today Wednesday November 19,2014. Article titled, "Blacks Arrested Up to 10 Times More." This should be troubling for EVERYONE. Law enforcement officers should be looked at with the highest regards to public safety as well as integrity. When law enforcers know that co-workers lack this professionalism with their actions. They should be terminated from their duties pertinent to public trust. Every individual wants to feel safe when dealing with law enforcement officers. Also every individual do not want to feel the shadow of law enforcement in their every walk in life. When law enforcement officers campaign for arrest, they create a dangerous environment for themselves, and for many who may view the law enforcer's actions a harassment. When a law enforcement officer feel as though a suspect or potential criminal is being antagonistic, aberrant, or displaying hostility, he replies with his own irrationalities and emotional pain toward his suspect. This moment of unprofessionalism can cause the law enforcement officer to act with criminal intent. Now his department has to put their trust in this individuals moment of unconsciousness. Being trained investigators and detectives. It should be easy for law enforcement executives to pin point officers deception. Instead, a blind eye is implemented into equation of misconduct. This usually enrage the public, and causes public trust to go out the window. If you were African American and somebody gave you statistics such as: - At least 70 departments scattered from Connecticut to California arrest black people at a rate 10 times higher than people who are not black. - Nationwide blacks are stopped, searched, arrested, and imprisoned at rates higher than people of other races. - Only 173 of the 3,538 police departments USA Today examined arrested black people at a rate equal to or lower than other racial groups. - From 1970 to 1995, the jailing of blacks increased 7 fold. Blacks are 12% of the U.S. population... And 53% of it's prison population. There are more blacks enslaved under correctional control day than there were in 1850. These are only a few of the many statistics our communities are faced with. I can recite many more. Police, politicians, the legal system etc., stigmatize our communities everyday. They try to make us seem less then human. They campaign for mass-incarceration as the only solution. Playing on Caucasian Americans emotional pain. Pitting their emotions against those of African Americans. Surgically making excisions of all blunt language of racism, for anti-African American rhetoric. Oppressing, and stigmatizing our communities is like a continuing trend from slavery, the Jim Crow era, up to the creation of mass incarceration. These methods and techniques have been so intoxicating, that police are drunk on killing, and arresting African Americans. Courts are high on giving out long prison terms to African Americans. Prison systems are like junkies, fiendishly waiting and craving to inflict mental deterioration methods and techniques in the minds of African Americans. Knowing that the chances of re-entry will be very high. African Americans are enraged in a psychological war that they are not even aware of. Americans are being used as emotional pawns to carry out anothers aberrant behavior. These are problems that effect our communities as a whole. Americans are masters at changing our nations dynamics. No matter what one may think about Dr. Huey P. Newton, or the Black Panther Party. One of Dr. Newton's main concerns were to build better police, and public relations in our communities. So it shall also be one of the main aims and goals of this party as well. I have many ideas on the restoration of police and public relations. Oppression, and stigmatism is not in the blueprint.

Author: Worley, Willie, Jr. (Intelligence Journalist)

Author Location: North Carolina

Date: November 26, 2014

Genre: Essay

Extent: 8 pages

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