11 July, 2016

The "Black Lives Matter Movement" will fall.

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In the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, rage has progressed and no answer/ solution has been found. American news stations everywhere are constantly reporting deaths of black people under police hands. If there is one thing people have yet to learn in the United States, it is respect and basic comprehension of the law.

Photos like the one taken above are being labeled as "legendary" and iconic. The truth is that the young woman was refusing to obey police command by stepping onto a public street that was previously held off by protesters. The protestors had no street permit and were blocking civilians from using the road. The police are merely doing their jobs. One's form of "making a statement" is another's inconvenience.

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Never bite the hand that feeds and protects you. There will always be both good and bad cops, but if the bad were overpowering the good, these protestors would all be badly beaten or dead. The police are not only there to stop them from taking illegal actions and possibly harming others, but to protect them (the protesters) from possible harm as well. Yet, aside from this fact, protestors are oblivious to the truth and also refuse to diminish their pride.

How can someone rightfully say that "All lives matter, but black ones are more important right now"? It is the most selfish act of pride and disrespect to those who suffer in silence, simply because they are not black and are therefore not being "focused on" at the moment. Many of these protestors are defending people of their ethnicity who they never knew. They never met or fully knew the person. They were not there when these people were killed by police. How can someone defend a case they have no justification over? The common answer: "They were black and the police are racist."

This movement will never amount to anything if people continue putting pride over common sense and compassion. If any ethnicity wants to improve in the Unites States, they must separate themselves from the negative image put upon the color of their skin or ethnic background. Live life simply, do not seek trouble. If a police officer tells someone to stop and not move any closer, they must respect the word. After all, police officers are trained to defend under any sign of disrespect or possible threat; to serve and protect the people, this includes protecting themselves.

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19 comments:

  1. I don't agree at all with you! I don't understand how people can see the "Black Lives Matter" movement as something that says black lives matter more than other lives. All lives matter, but the black lives apparently don't because look how they are treated! To protect and serve the community is a part the polices job. They pay taxes for police officers to have these jobs, not to behave as sponsored murders.

    I didn't think I would ever read something like this from you.

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    1. I tend to be quiet about these topics, but when it starts affecting my surroundings I can't help but to express it. However, I do appreciate your honesty!

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  3. I have to say that I do not agree with you. I am person from a visible minority ethnic group and live in the UK and #BlackLivesmatter has impacted on me and many communities of colour in the UK hugely, therefore it highlights that it is a powerful awareness raising movement. An analysis of public records, local news reports and The Guardian found that 32% of black people killed by police in 2015 were unarmed, as were 25% of Hispanic and Latino people, compared with 15% of white people killed.

    Nowhere does any protestor (who are of backgrounds and beliefs) literally say that #BlackLivesMatter more, but more black lives are taken at the hands of the police in the US than any other ethnicity, surely something is wrong. I am thankful I live in a country where the police do not carry guns, if they did ... well I am thankful that they do not.

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    1. I understand. My ethnicity is a minority in the United States too. But most people don't know the full story behind these killings (including the Hispanic deaths). I would not protest for a fellow Latin American if I didn't know the real story behind their death; if I did not see it first hand. And even if I did, I would take legal action in court, not start a march or protest. Plus, someone does not have to be armed in order to be handled in such a way. Yes, it's bad that it leads to death (many of these officers get suspended). I just don't agree with their movement here in the United States.

      I wish police didn't have to carry guns here either, but it would bring massive chaos if they didn't. Trust me, many people here would take advantage of that.

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  5. There are videos that exist for so many of these incidents. How can one watch someone get shot at in a car, with their 4 year old daughter in the backseat and claim that isn't excessive force?
    Maybe you can not understand the purpose of the movement because you will never be able to comprehend the point of view it's coming from. You will never have to be a black teenage boy walking home from a store, who surrenders and is still killed. Yes, obviously not all cops are bad, but in the very town Mike Brown was killed racist emails from the police department have been released. So these protests aren't all for "pride." They're with very good reason.
    But thank you for your honest opinion.

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    1. I'm actually happy that you bring up the videos. I've seen many and the truth is that they only show a certain extend of what happened. I've seen police yell at them to stop walking towards them and they keep approaching. The police don't know if these people are armed or not. I've had several experiences in which black people approach me (a bigger minority than them in the United States) and try to start racist fights, then they rally up their friends, bring a camera, and try to push me into fighting or insult them to show how "badly" they are treated. It goes beyond pride and skips into harassment and selfishness. Not all black people are this way however, as some are actually against the black lives matter movement as well.

      And careful with quick assumptions! Just because I'm not black doesn't mean that I don't or ever will comprehend where they're coming from. I've lived among them most of my life and my ethnicity has too been harassed (including myself) and killed by police. However, I choose to stand with no one as the evidence provided is clearly not enough. A simple remark about racist emails from the police department can easily be false, even if it was shared on the news. And if it were true, what would it matter? People are who they are and the ones abusing their job as officers get suspended. It's a tough case, but the way people are leading it is towards no real progress. No one ever got anything impactful done through just asking for it. They have to cooperate.

      Thank you for your opinion as well! It's always good to receive opposing feedback.

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    2. It was refreshing to read your response and not see any nasty words or hate! Definitely gave me some things to think about!

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  6. "One's form of 'making a statement' is another's inconvenience."

    Well gee, sorry that the fight for someone's basic rights and simple equality is so inconvenient to you. I couldn't even finish reading your words. Best wishes to you in the future, but I won't be following this blog any longer. Take care, Adi.

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    1. We live in very different parts of the U.S, so I understand why you feel the way you do about it.
      Take care, Jason.

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  7. This is a very naive-sounding way to discuss the matter. I think I understand what you are trying to say, that you believe many black lives matter protestors are disturbing peace and disobeying police. That police are our protectors and are there to stop harm from coming to anyone. I am usually quiet on these matters because I come from a place of privilege being a white person, and know that it is not my place to be speaking right now. And I have friends on the police force who are truly good people and will do everything they can to ensure that justice works how it is supposed to work.

    But the thing is, the judicial system does not always work so peacefully. There are corrupt police officers, racist police officers, lazy police officers, uncaring police officers. Sadly, racism is still very prevalent in America despite it being 2016. All lives do matter, but right now it's important to support our black fellows as they fight for their basic human rights. The world is not so simple a place as your post would make it seem. Racism, hate, and corruption are still so prevalent and this movement is a way for ALL people to work against that, no matter their color.

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    1. Thank you for your thoughts on the subject. I've personally dealt with all the cops you stated! Some have given me rides home when it's really late out, some have harassed me, others too lazy to want to help, etc. There was once an incident in which a black student was standing next to me as we waited for our friends from different schools and the cops began harassing him instead of me; that, I cannot stand to be done to any ethnicity. What I don't agree with is the way they're handling the problem.

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  8. Thank you for your great post!
    My english isn't good, so I feel your message in my heart!
    You are true, Adi!!!

    akiko

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