‘There’s a High Probability I Would Have Marched’: On Being Black and NYPD

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'Being a black police officer does change the dynamic in my community. To be on both sides is difficult.'

New York Police Department officers gather during a rally on May 31, 2020 in New York City. Photo: Justin Heiman/Getty Images Police officers are human beings, right? Though I work in a very aggressive job, the reality is that most people are fearful of being hurt. During this week’s protests, officers have been stabbed in the neck, bricks have been hurled, water bottles have been thrown. Fear is something that definitely seeps in.

If you really want to know how people of color are being treated in the community, just look at how they’re being treated within the police department. You’ll see many people being used as a token or barely heard. They’re visible, but it’s mostly to present the appearance of progress, which may or may not be happening.

I don’t think everybody in BLM is on the same page and I don’t think everyone within the department is on the same page. But I believe the difference is that everyone in the department understands an organizational structure and is capable of following orders. If they utilize the full scope of their ability and focus, the protesters could actually change the law, or the legislative body, to bring about the changes that they demand.

 

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Sorry sir but your black life dont matter to them your the wrong shade of black you have some blue blood and BLM is a group of cop haters 💙

Here's a success story of a diversified police force.

? Ok then quit tf

The danger of serving two masters, you love one or hate the other, you must choose - money or truth?

Thank you for publishing this bullshit and propaganda.

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