Anyone who even vaguely follows the news will know that within the last couple of decades, the topic of police violence and accountability has escalated considerably. With a high number of high-profile instances that involve white policemen shooting black civilians, the question arises… what occurs when the guards become the predators?
The people who apply the law should not be above it
Having a gun, a uniform and a badge do not necessarily mean the world is the playground, in which you are able to do exactly what you like without outcome. Law enforcers should be present to safeguard the law and be sure it is being followed closely, safely. This doesn’t indicate that they’re exempt from obeying the law enforcement themselves. The exact principles that apply to you and I must always apply to law enforcers too. This doesn’t indicate that “self-defense” may be used with reckless abandon.
Law-enforcement is your modern-day executioner of individuals of color
You just have to check at the instances of Manuel Loggins Jr., Sean Bell, Michael Brown and even more to realize that there is a rising tendency of white police executing black people without cause or reason. Police are there to protect all citizens, to not make rash choices dependent on the color of someone’s skin, or according to their own prejudices. The assumption of white police that black women and men are trouble-makers and dangerous simply leads to more execution and unfair stigma across young black guys.
Law authorities and hired killers
Philander Castile and Alton Sterling were unarmed but were still taken down by police. As a result of this, 5 policemen were later shot dead. There are a few conspiracy theories that these two incidents were really intended by law enforcers. Some people today believe that the killing of five policemen has been a planned assault in order to spend the relevance from the Dark Lives Matter movement which has been gaining traction.
This implies that within the agencies who are responsible for the protection of citizens, there are those in power who will make decisions with white supremacist intentions. By having the existence of white supremacists in law enforcement, this usually means that the execution of people of color is likely to continue.