I do not believe there exists more powerful and persuasive evidence of racist policing by white officers than the unpleasant experiences reported by off-duty black police officers at the hands of white officers.
Meanwhile the beat goes on with a Houston grand jury’s refusal to indict an off-duty cop, Juventino Castro, for shooting and killing an unarmed black man named Jordan Baker, 26, who supposedly charged at the cop. Sound familiar? It should. Michael Brown all over again.
The petulant NYPD cops showed how unreasonable and immature they are today by turning their backs on Mayor Bill De Blasio at NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos’s funeral because he dared to express concern about the national epidemic of police killing unarmed black citizens, including Eric Garner. Proving that they lack basic reasoning skills and mature judgment, they blame the mayor and the mostly peaceful nationwide protests against police violence for the decision by a suicidal and mentally ill young man to ambush and kill Ramos and his partner.
The mayor should fire every one of these intellectually and emotionally impaired brats for insubordination. None of them deserve any respect and none of them should be trusted with a gun.