Have you ever even considered trying to work with your local police force to make your community a safer place? If you can say “For generations, many American neighborhoods have seen the police not as their protectors, but as the most dangerous gang in their area,” then I think not. If you treat police as an invading gang to be resisted, then you are encouraging them to act that way, by regarding you as a dangerous gang. This is a vicious circle which needs to be broken. If you know your local Law enforcement officers you will know that with a few exceptions, they are dedicated to protecting citizens from criminals, and risk their lives to do so.

And if the police call on you to stop, or put your hands up, do what they say. Like it or not, we have given them that authority, which includes the use of lethal force if you don’t obey.

Finally, know your statistics in the “Black Lives Matter” issue. Far more Blacks are killed every year in America by other Blacks, than by Whites. Encouraging the hatred of Whites, and the hatred of Police is not a way forward.

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