It isn’t a hard concept unless you are prejudice and racist individual.
Black people want equal and fair treatment from everyone including the cops. We want to be treated exactly the same as an officer would treat a white person.
That often doesn’t happen in this country and it leads to deadly results. It has nothing to do with the thousands of police officers who do their job well. No one wants police officers to be killed in the line of duty, but that doesn’t change the large amount of officers who get a paid vacation for killing black people, some who aren’t even armed.
The justice system doesn’t work, even if the officers are charged (which in many cases they aren’t) they get acquitted. This isn’t new, this has happened for years even when the recordings where on grainy camcorders and not HD iPhones.
Michael Jordan is still to this day the biggest name in NBA and one of the biggest names in sports. He has been criticized in the past for staying too silent and neutral on issues, but that changed today.
Here is what he said via The Undefeated.
As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.
“Over the past three decades I have seen up close the dedication of the law enforcement officers who protect me and my family. I have the greatest respect for their sacrifice and service. I also recognize that for many people of color their experiences with law enforcement have been different than mine. I have decided to speak out in the hope that we can come together as Americans, and through peaceful dialogue and education, achieve constructive change.
“To support that effort, I am making contributions of $1 million each to two organizations, the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The Institute for Community-Police Relations’ policy and oversight work is focused on building trust and promoting best practices in community policing. My donation to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s oldest civil rights law organization, will support its ongoing work in support of reforms that will build trust and respect between communities and law enforcement. Although I know these contributions alone are not enough to solve the problem, I hope the resources will help both organizations make a positive difference.
Some people, because that is all they do will somehow find fault in this, but the only way we can change what is happening is if we work together to weed out the bad cops and help the good cops have a better understanding on what it means to protect and serve.