First let me say those punks and that’s exactly what they are punks not black punks, not spanish punks, not white punks just punks who doused those NYPD officers with water were wrong and disrespectful to the men and women who put on a uniform everyday and risk their lives to protect us. They should be arrested and charged to the fullest extent possible. Leaders in the community need to speak out in the loudest possible voice to condemn them and their type of behavior and make it know our communities will not stand for it.
With that said those who would use this disrespectful incident to justify police misconduct with memes like ever wonder why the police mistreat you. Stop breaking the law. Let’s have a real discussion about police misconduct. Let’s recognize that the police department like every single company, government agency, not for profit and church has a few bad apples and those bad apples need to be rooted out.
If you think people of color can simply avoid police misconduct by obeying the law. I guess:
You never have been pulled over numerous times and not once received a ticket because you were driving while black.
You never been stopped and frisked in a low crime neighborhood while sporting an argyle sweater and matching socks for walking while black.
You never had a gun pointed in your face in a white’s friends yard in the suburbs for tossing a football while black.
You never been a 53 year old whose never been in trouble with the law. Never even gotten a ticket. Whose palms get a little sweaty when a police car is following you while black.
All of which have happened to me.
But then I guess you’ve never been black.