These names you see here. They are literally just the tip of a huge iceberg.
Events like these have been going on for decades. It all came to the forefront during the civil rights era where enough people were taking stands to stand up for themselves and their fellow humans.
But since those days, as technology exploded by fantastic leaps and bounds. More and more racial events began to come out. Slowly at times, trickles here and there. During this entire time, incident after incident was occurring all across the country.
But only a few incidents would pop up into the collective conscious of society. Then, something else would take it's place. Yet these events were continuing to occur, unabated, and we'd hear about how some police had to defend themselves or some other such comment.
Yet.. cell phones with video technology has literally and finally began to change the course of conversations, and bring to light all the lies we've been told.
Yet this, is still just the tip of the iceberg. These names, are adding up daily, as one new atrocity after another comes to light.
For every single "Gloucester Initiative" that does good by a community, we have another Black life being extinguished. This is all across the country.
This country needs to look extremely hard at the institution of law enforcement in our country. When you have such a disproportionate number of human beings being killed across the country, over and over again by law enforcement officers. Something dramatic needs to change. It has to change.
Otherwise it starts to look like Hydra has infiltrated the law enforcement branch throughout the country with a specific and brutal intent. The suppression and elimination of minorities.
I reference Hydra from the Marvel universe. Because as insidious as they were, this feels like the pop culture equivalent for nefarious activities by the very people who are sworn to Protect and Serve.
Are there good cops out there. Hell yes. Are there a lot of them. Hell Yes. But are there a lot of dangerous law enforcement officers out there as evidenced by name after name. Sadly yes.
It's almost like the police should be psychologically screened for racist beliefs and have a zero tolerance law/rule in place for proven behavior on their part. Some would say that it's hard enough being a police officer. Well if other countries around the world can avoid killing their populace, then maybe, just maybe, we can live up to their standards.
We have a problem America. It's time to recognize it and really deal with it.