Who will police the police? The twin cities have sadly become the site of twin killings of unarmed black men. In the midst of the murder trial of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd, another officer killed a twenty year old black father, mistaking a taser for a gun, and a black army lieutenant in Virginia was pepper sprayed by a deranged cop screaming for him to get out of the car, while telling him that he should be afraid. It is more than obvious that we must police the police, but as with all other issues in America, partisan politics makes rational discourse elusive and reasonable solutions impossible. Benjamin Franklin observed “The way to see by faith is to shut the eye to reason.” Many Americans have abandoned reason, and place blind faith in the unholy trinity of cable news, political parties, and imaginary deities. A society that relies on prayer to solve problems, hasn’t got a prayer. Conservatives look to FOX News for answers, forgetting that the fox is a deceiver, and “channels” propaganda for climate deniers, insurrectionists and shameless hypocrites like Gingrich, Gaetz and Trump, who preach family values and abuse women. Conservatives love the police except when they protect the Capitol from an attempted coup by Trump’s deluded “psycho”fants. Liberals look to MSNBC, which begins with truth, since MS, or “emes” in Yiddish, means “truth” but ends with NBC, which stands for “no black culpability”, as they fail to hold blacks accountable for violence, drugs and family disarray in their neighborhoods which cause far more death than the police. The liberal press glorifies BLM, which stands for Black Lives Matter, but also means “Burning, Looting and Mayhem”, as the violence they inspire often destroys the neighborhoods they claim to defend. Al Sharpton poisoned the jury pool and lit the fuse for violence as he stood outside the Courthouse before Chauvin’s murder trial, recklessly claiming that a not guilty verdict would mean that there is no justice in America, and the liberal press fawned over his inflammatory rhetoric. . The BLM charter attacks the only free nation in the Middle East, Israel, and sides with Palestinians who elected terrorists in Gaza to represent them, and whose children are brainwashed with hate and promised hero status, a school named in their honor, and a lifetime stipend for their loved ones if they slaughter Jews. . The murder of George Floyd is an outrage and his killer should be punished, but Floyd had a lengthy criminal record and should not be beatified with a halo over his head. He is a victim but not a hero, and the bulk of the $27 million his family received from the city and another $14 million they obtained from a Go Fund Me page, would be better spent on police training, supervision and recruitment to ensure that violent racists never wear a badge. Calls to defund or abolish the police are absurd and almost re-elected a demagogue.
This article appeared in the “Jewish Journal”