Do YOU strongly argue that there is a war on young Black men by the police in Am

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  1. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    Do YOU strongly argue that there is a war on young Black men by the police in America?

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  2. Superkev profile image83
    Superkevposted 3 years ago

    Eastern Command BPD Sargent

    “I have been to five calls today and three of those five calls for service; I have been challenged to a fight. Some of them I blew off but one of them almost got ugly. I don’t want anybody to say that I did not tell them what is going on. This is no intel this is really what’s going on the street. This is my formal notification. It is about to get ugly.”

    Who is at war with who? Blacks are 12.6% of US population but commit 72% of all violent crime, there is no war, there is only being honest and prudent about the problem. Over 90% of blacks that are murdered are murdered by other blacks. Acting like this is not the case because it is not politically correct is cowardice.

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      Stargrrlposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That's pretty sick.  I think it is going to get harder for police to do their jobs now that this has taken place.

  3. Kiss andTales profile image78
    Kiss andTalesposted 3 years ago

    In this time we are living people think that the lost of life is just restricted  to humans  but their is a war
    Reference Bible
    Eph 6:12 because we have a wrestling, not against blood and flesh, but against the governments, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places. we can not see with our literal eyes , it is spiritual more so,
    Satan is attacking life  , notice world events that take large  numbers of life.
    But Remember the damage done by him will be undone
    Many will return in the resurrection hope
    New World Translation
    Ac 24:15 And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.

  4. peeples profile image92
    peeplesposted 3 years ago

    Gm, I am going to call it like I see it and hope I don't offend anyone in the process. There IS a war on young black men, but it is BY young black men!!!
    Current situation, Freddie Gray, I doubt his death had to do with his race and more likely had to do with cops wanting to have control over someone. 3 of the 6 police charged were also black.
    The streets filled with riots, mostly, young black people. Most did not do the educated thing. They did not do the legal thing. No they chose to rob and hurt people!
    We live in a time where college is available for everyone, jobs are available, homes out of ghettos are available, yet young black men in many areas seem to think that it is not their responsibility to do anything for themselves. They want to be treated fairly, but then go riot a CVS. They are hurting themselves. I don't understand it.
    Can a black person please answer something for me? If these young black men want to be treated fairly, why are there so many who seem to care more about being thugs, gang members, and overall law breakers?
    Don't get me wrong GM, I know the majority of black people aren't like that, just as the majority of white people aren't racist, but I don't understand how someone can say they want to be treated fairly as they drag items out of a store in the middle of a riot. Some police are power happy. They do it to many white people also. My local police beat a white guy into a coma, and it only made local news. It took 6 months for the police to be fired and charges weren't even filed. Young black men in low income neighborhoods are easy targets because many are already breaking laws.

  5. junkseller profile image84
    junksellerposted 3 years ago

    I think the word war should be reserved for actual war, so I wouldn't personally say that.

    As to the question, people can argue, as many do, that black people suck, which might have some truth, but only because people in general suck.

    Do they have issues with crime and gangs? Sure, so does every disadvantaged population on the planet, no matter what the color of their skin.

    But you can't ignore the impact of systemic issues. Nor can anyone with a straight face argue that their aren't significant levels of racism within the white population.

    I am as white as you can get, which I only mention to make the point that many whiite people do not censor themselves at all around me. I am one of the club, so to speak, and the sheer volume and nastiness that comes out of these people astonishes me on a daily basis. To think that such a worldview from people in positions of power and authority has no impact on the target of that hatred is complete stupidity.

    Yes, black communities have some work to do, but that doesn't absolve police forces and other communities from cleaning their own houses once in a while.

  6. feenix profile image59
    feenixposted 3 years ago

    No, the police in America are not carrying out a war against young black men, but I AM.

    And the reason why is, a great many young black men are out there destroying all of the positive things that black people have struggled to build.

    1. Kiss andTales profile image78
      Kiss andTalesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Sad but true in part,  but there is a story behind every one human being, we are not to group all black people together as people who are prejudice do. Each person is responsible for their own actions

  7. M. T. Dremer profile image93
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    No, and neither is there a war on cops. Oversimplifying the issue as "cops vs blacks" is a disservice to minorities and law enforcement. There are young black men who aren't criminals and there are cops who aren't racist. But we can't pretend that racism isn't fueling this problem. We can't even discuss it without both sides digging in their heels.

 
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