We have some serious race problems in this country. Recently demonstrations in the streets of New York had people shouting: “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them dead? Now!” This kind of demonstration is perverted and destructive.
Shortly after these demonstrations, two New York City police officers were murdered in cold blood. One of these police officers was Chinese and one was Hispanic. The murderer was black.
I am old enough to remember the freedom riders of the 60s and Martin Luther King Jr. I remember the anti establishment demonstrations of the 70s when the police were called pigs. There were radical organizations like the Weathermen making bombs and killing people. I thought we had come a long way in the last forty plus years, but unfortunately too many people promote racism and race baiting for political, financial, and personal reasons.
In the 70s police were afraid to go into certain dangerous neighborhoods. These neighborhoods turned into war zones run by the gangs. Today, some police departments are now instructed not to respond to calls in bad neighborhoods without backup. Instead of improving race relations, we seem to have regressed about forty years.
I was not a supporter of President Obama because I did not feel he was qualified to be president. His only experience was as a community organizer. I had hopes that experience, and the fact he was black would improve race relations in this country. This does not seem to be the case.
President Obama and Attorney General Holder have been quick to defend blacks and blame anyone and everyone regardless of the facts. Statements by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have not helped the situation either.
Individuals like Al Sharpton are invited to the White house repeatedly. The White House gives him credibility. Sharpton makes his living by stirring up race issues. Everyone including the White House and the media needs to ignore Sharpton. He is a disgrace to any race.
There are good and bad people in every race and every occupation, but most are good. We must return to a rule of law and ignore race. People of any race that commit crimes and resist arrest must pay the price. People must respect the police and resolve issues in the courts instead of the streets.