Standing up for our law enforcement community
This is, perhaps, the scariest part of it all. In theory, the term protecting our law enforcement sound great. No one wants cops to be hurt on the job. But it’s the people he’s targeting, the so-called “threat” to law enforcement that is problematic.
“The dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America is wrong. The Trump Administration will end it…Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the rioter, the looter, or the violent disrupter…”
The anti-police atmosphere is coded language. Somehow those who oppose police brutality have been labeled anti-police and it’s foul. And we all know how quickly the focus and coverage of a protest can go from the life that was lost to the local pharmacy that was burned down. Furthermore, by in large, law enforcement is quite protected in our country. While there have been police casualties, before and after the so-called “anti-police atmosphere,” by in large they are the ones who are not held accountable for any of their actions. They’re the ones who get to walk away from a dead body at a crime scene and go home to their families, often on paid leave or with Go Fund Me earnings. I guess it would just be too much for the Trump administration to address the fact that there is a reason communities of color have had and still have problems with the police.
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Veronica Wells is the culture editor at MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @VDubShrug.