Recently there has been a lot of controversy about the cops who have been killed.
Police are fully aware that they have a dangerous job in which they may get killed or injured dealing with criminals when they sign up for the job. Criminals whether they be black or white do not represent the black community but police do represent the government. Black citizens did not sign up for being at risk for police brutality or killings.
When unarmed peaceful civilians are killed by the police, they are being killed by agents of the government that is supposed to represent them. It is this failure of government that must be addressed.
In several other General Strike USA.com articles on police brutality I’ve seen a lot of anger, however it must channeled more effectively than just saying fuck the police or calling them pigs or gloating over police killings. If this anger is channeled correctly we can take action to actually reduce the amount of police brutality. If this anger is channeled incorrectly it can result into a war with the police that will only lead to more violence and brutality.
Here are my 5 Ways To Stop Police Brutality:
Police stations, city hall and other government venues must be protested against and marched on daily.
2. Record the Police
We must use our cameras every time police harass us to catch them in the act. Then we can use the Internet and the viral media to expose these actions worldwide. Cop Watch.com, and the Black Panthers do this. They have a police watch and follow the police with a camera and record their actions. Now that cameras are so cheap and people have cameras on their phones, it is a lot easier to hold the police accountable for their actions.
3. Vote Out Politicians Who Condone Police Brutality
Politicians who do not address issues like police brutality must be voted out of office.
4. Engage in Dialogue With the Cops
We must use moderate police organizations to work with the police to stop police brutality. Groups like 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement have done a lot to combat police brutality and people need to work with them as an intermediary to deal with community issues with the police.
5. Take Legal Action Against Police
We need to take legal action as well. The best way to hurt police brutality is by hitting them in the pocket. If the police keep on getting sued for brutality they’ll be forced to deal with the issue. Every incident of police brutality should be reported to both the government and the media.
Police should be in the communities to serve and protect not to harass and arrest. The war on drugs is really a war on the community. People are treated like insurgents in occupied territory and not citizens in need of protection. We need to address how the war on drugs has become a war on us that has caused more problems than it has helped.
It’s not enough to be angry at law enforcement and saying Fuck the Police. We must channel our anger into actions that will stop police brutality in the future.
Police brutality and use of excessive force has been one of General Strike USAs campaign on human rights violations in the USA. General Strike USA.com documented patterns of ill-treatment across the USA, including police beatings, unjustified shootings and the use of dangerous restraint techniques to subdue suspects. While only a minority of the many thousands of law enforcement officers in the USA engage in deliberate and wanton brutality, General Strike USA.com found that too little was being done to monitor or check persistent abusers, or to ensure that police tactics in certain common situations minimized the risk of unnecessary force and injury.
Corrupt L.A.P.D. Pt II http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/corrupt-l-a-p-d-pt-ii/
.Killer Cop’s Facebook Manifesto http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/killer-cops-facebook-manifesto/
Police open fire on 2nd wrong truck in effort to kill ex-cop http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/police-open-fire-on-2nd-wrong-truck-in-effort-to-kill-ex-cop/
Police brutality and use of excessive force http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/police-brutality-and-use-of-excessive-force/
Boy, 10, tasered by police http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/boy-10-tasered-by-police/
Craigslist Sting- Officer convicted http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/craigslist-sting-officer-convicted/
4 Milwaukee police officers charged in strip-search case http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/4-milwaukee-police-officers-charged-in-strip-search-case/
.(Three complaints and you’re out) Should Citizens Have the Right to Fire a Police Officer? http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/three-complaints-and-youre-out-should-citizens-have-the-right-to-fire-a-police-officer/
Cruel and Unusual Punishment http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/cruel-and-unusual-punishment/
Administration of Justice Identification of a Drug User http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/administration-of-justice-identification-of-a-drug-user/
Know Your Rights- Detention And Pat Down- Do’s and Don’ts http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/know-your-rights-detention-and-pat-down-dos-and-donts/
Both candidates oppose legalizing Marijuana http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/both-politicians-oppose-legalizing-marijuana/
C.I.A.s Real Role in the Afghan Heroin Trade http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/c-i-a-s-real-role-in-the-afghan-heroin-trade/
Drug Cartel Claims FBI, DEA, DHS, ICE Assistance in Multi-Ton Cocaine Shipments http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/drug-cartel-claims-fbi-dea-dhs-ice-assistance-in-multi-ton-cocaine-shipments/
Banks Financing Mexican Drug Cartels Admits Wells Fargo http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/banks-financing-mexican-drug-cartels-admits-wells-fargo/
Know Your Rights: Governor Brown Vetoes California Electronic Privacy Protection. Again. http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/know-your-rights-governor-brown-vetoes-california-electronic-privacy-protection-again/
Know Your Rights: California: Cell phone laws, legislation http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/know-your-rights-california-cell-phone-laws-legislation/
Know Your Rights: Obama’s War On Weed http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/know-your-rights-obamas-war-on-weed/
HSBC banks actively laundered money for drug lords and terrorist http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/hsbc-banks-actively-laundered-money-for-drug-lords-and-terrorist/
Senate investigation: HSBC Banks criminal account holders http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/senate-investigation-hsbc-banks-criminal-account-holders/
“Looking for drugs” Cops Strip Search Mom, “Forcibly” Pull Tampon Out of Her for Maybe Rolling Through Stop Sign http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/looking-for-drugs-cops-strip-search-mom-forcibly-pull-tampon-out-of-her-for-maybe-rolling-through-stop-sign/
Report: Money laundering and Afghan herion http://generalstrikeusa.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/report-money-laundering-and-afghan-herion/