So which is it chief Blackmon? You ask us not to stereotype all police officers but then you go ahead and stereotype all minorities. Are you really serious? Do you not see what is wrong with your behavior?
You don't want to be stereotyped but then you have been stereotyping African Americans and you are too blind to even notice. And that is supposed to be OK? You just identified the problem with your own ignorance. Your own denial of the stereotyping of African American's doesn't allow you to see the nature and depth of your departments racial profiling. Good job Chief. You just identified the problem. Now be a leader and go fix it.
"Do not allow this incident to stereotype the entire law enforcement profession. "
- Chief Blackmon
"Do not allow them to bemoan the lack of trust of police by the minority community."
- Chief Blackmon
PS: And Chief, if you do not want to be stereotyped, perhaps you should start by adding at least one Black minority to your Union management staff. Maybe you have not heard but racism is when there is a power structure in place that is dominated by one race. It creates an entitlement mentality and focus that leads to discrimination. Don't blame me, it's not my definition. You just happen to fall into the definition. You did not create the problem, you inherited the problem. However, if you do nothing to repair it, you become part of the problem and another in a long list of those in command that will be identified in history by a particular word.
Ask Nikki Haley….
Chris Haire, thank you for writing the article. We need to start the conversation and it always brings the guilty out from under the woodwork. They always go back to the scene of the crime and it let's America know just how bad the problem really is. Nice work...
Julie, you are right. The problem isn't white people. It's people who are racist and they come in all sizes, shapes and colors. But they do have a few common traits. Number one, they are quite ignorant. Number 2, they have a family history of racism and Number 3, their values line up almost exactly like those of extremist groups. Imagine that. They just don't wear those moronic looking white sheets and silly looking white bags over their heads. Other than that, they are exactly the same.
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