Monday, July 11, 2016

Jay Stalien, Police Officer from Riviera Beach, Florida

From Imgur:

I woke up every morning, put my freshly pressed uniform on, shined my badge, functioned checked my weapon, kissed my wife and kid, and waited for my wife to say the same thing she always does before I leave, “Make sure you come back home to us”. I always replied, “I will”, but the truth was I was never sure if I would. I almost lost my life on this job, and every call, every stop, every moment that I had this uniform on, was another possibility for me to almost lose my life again. I was a target in the very community I swore to protect, the very community I wanted to help. As a matter of fact, they hated my very presence. They called me “Uncle Tom”, and “wanna be white boy”, and I couldn’t understand why. My own fellow black men and women attacking me, wishing for my death, wishing for the death of my family. I was so confused, so torn, I couldn’t understand why my own black people would turn against me, when every time they called …I was there. Every time someone died….I was there. Every time they were going through one of the worst moments in their lives…I was there. So why was I the enemy? I dove deep into that question…Why was I the enemy? Then my realization became clearer. I spoke to members of the community and listened to some of the complaints as to why they hated cops. I then did research on the facts. I also presented facts to these members of the community, and listened to their complaints in response. This is what I learned:

Complaint: Police always targeting us, they always messing with the black man. Fact: A city where the majority of citizens are black (Baltimore for example) …will ALWAYS have a higher rate of black people getting arrested, it will ALWAYS have a higher rate of blacks getting stopped, and will ALWAYS have a higher rate of blacks getting killed, and the reason why is because a city with those characteristics will ALWAYS have a higher rate of blacks committing crime. The statistics will follow the same trend for Asians if you go to China, for Hispanics if you go to Puerto Rico, for whites if you go to Russia, and the list goes on. It’s called Demographics

Complaint: More black people get arrested than white boys. Fact: Black People commit a grossly disproportionate amount of crime. Data from the FBI shows that Nationwide, Blacks committed 5,173 homicides in 2014, whites committed 4,367. Chicago’s death toll is almost equal to that of both wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, combined. Chicago’s death toll from 2001–November, 26 2015 stands at 7,401. The combined total deaths during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2015: 4,815) and Operation Enduring Freedom/Afghanistan (2001-2015: 3,506), total 8,321.

Complaint: Blacks are the only ones getting killed by police, or they are killed more. Fact: As of July 2016, the breakdown of the number of US Citizens killed by Police this year is, 238 White people killed, 123 Black people killed, 79 Hispanics, 69 other/or unknown race. Fact: Black people kill more other blacks than Police do, and there are only protest and outrage when a cop kills a black man. University of Toledo criminologist Dr. Richard R. Johnson examined the latest crime data from the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Reports and Centers for Disease Control and found that an average of 4,472 black men were killed by other black men annually between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2012. Professor Johnson’s research further concluded that 112 black men died from both justified and unjustified police-involved killings annually during this same period.

Complaint: Well we already doing a good job of killing ourselves, we don’t need the Police to do it. Besides they should know better. The more I listened, the more I realized. The more I researched, the more I realized. I would ask questions, and would only get emotional responses & inferences based on no facts at all. The more killing I saw, the more tragedy, the more savagery, the more violence, the more loss of life of a black man at the hands of another black man….the more I realized. I haven’t slept well in the past few nights. Heartbreak weighs me down, rage flows through my veins, and tears fills my eyes. I watched my fellow officers assassinated on live television, and the images of them laying on the ground are seared into my brain forever. I couldn’t help but wonder if it had been me, a black man, a black cop, on TV, assassinated, laying on the ground dead,..would my friends and family still think black lives mattered? Would my life have mattered? Would they make t-shirts in remembrance of me? Would they go on tv and protest violence? Would they even make a Facebook post, or share a post in reference to my death? All of my realizations came to this conclusion. Black Lives do not matter to most black people. Only the lives that make the national news matter to them. Only the lives that are taken at the hands of cops or white people, matter. The other thousands of lives lost, the other black souls that I along with every cop, have seen taken at the hands of other blacks, do not matter. Their deaths are unnoticed, accepted as the “norm”, and swept underneath the rug by the very people who claim and post “black lives matter”. I realized that this country is full of ignorance, where an educated individual will watch the ratings-driven news media, and watch a couple YouTube video clips, and then come to the conclusion that they have all the knowledge they need to have in order to know what it feels like to have a bullet proof vest as part of your office equipment, “Stay Alive” as part of your daily to do list, and having insurance for your health insurance because of the high rate of death in your profession. They watch a couple videos and then they magically know in 2 minutes 35 seconds, how you are supposed to handle a violent encounter, which took you 6 months of Academy training, 2 – 3 months of field training, and countless years of blood, sweat, tears and broken bones experiencing violent encounters and fine tuning your execution of the Use of Force Continuum. I realized that there are even cops, COPS, duly sworn law enforcement officers, who are supposed to be decent investigators, who will publicly go on the media and call other white cops racist and KKK, based on a video clip that they watched thousands of miles away, which was filmed after the fact, based on a case where the details aren’t even known yet and the investigation hasn’t even begun. I realized that most in the African American community refuse to look at solving the bigger problem that I see and deal with every day, which is black on black crime taking hundreds of innocent black lives each year, and instead focus on the 9 questionable deaths of black men, where some were in the act of committing crimes. I realized that they value the life of a Sex Offender and Convicted Felon, [who was in the act of committing multiple felonies: felon in possession of a firearm-FELONY, brandishing and threatening a homeless man with a gun-Aggravated Assault in Florida: FELONY, who resisted officers who first tried to taze him, and WAS NOT RESTRAINED, who can be clearly seen in one of the videos raising his right shoulder, then shooting it down towards the right side of his body exactly where the firearm was located and recovered] more than the lives of the innocent cops who were assassinated in Dallas protecting the very people that hated them the most. I realized that they refuse to believe that most cops acknowledge that there are Bad cops who should have never been given a badge & gun, who are chicken shit and will shoot a cockroach if it crawls at them too fast, who never worked in the hood and may be intimidated. That most cops dread the thought of having to shoot someone, and never see the turmoil and mental anguish that a cop goes through after having to kill someone to save his own life. Instead they believe that we are all blood thirsty killers, because the media says so, even though the numbers prove otherwise. I realize that they truly feel as if the death of cops will help people realize the false narrative that Black Lives Matter, when all it will do is take their movement two steps backwards and label them domestic terrorist. I realized that some of these people, who say Black Lives Matter, are full of hate and racism. Hate for cops, because of the false narrative that more black people are targeted and killed. Racism against white people, for a tragedy that began 100’s of years ago, when most of the white people today weren’t even born yet. I realized that some in the African American community’s idea of “Justice” is the prosecution of ANY and EVERY cop or white man that kills or is believed to have killed a black man, no matter what the circumstances are. I realized the African American community refuses to look within to solve its major issues, and instead makes excuses and looks outside for solutions. I realized that a lot of people in the African American community lead with hate, instead of love. Division instead of Unity. Turmoil and rioting, instead of Peace. I realized that they have become the very entity that they claim they are fighting against.

I realized that the very reasons I became a cop, are the very reasons my own people hate me, and now in this toxic hateful racially charged political climate, I am now more likely to die,... and it is still hard for me to understand…. to this day.


edutcher said...

As always, the truth is not being told.

The Uni-Party wants to keep the country separated into patty bickering, if not warring camps, to better manipulate them.

This has been going on for about 50 years and much of it is the outgrowth of the KGB's work in creating the anti-war movement and such group movements as Black Power and feminism.

ndspinelli said...

When you hear a liberal talk about "an open dialogue on race" they are lying. They want to ignore the elephant in the room. And my new favorite cop, Chief Brown, touched the 3rd rail on this topic when he talked about "70% of black kids being raised by single moms." THAT IS THE CORE OF THE PROBLEM.

Lem said...

given those FBI stats, common sense would dictate more blacks, rather than less, should be dying at the hands of police. The fact that they are not says the cops are taking higher risks when dealing with blacks. Risks they are not been properly lauded for, but only for a seemingly dwindling segment of the population.

edutcher said...

ndspinelli said...

When you hear a liberal talk about "an open dialogue on race" they are lying. They want to ignore the elephant in the room. And my new favorite cop, Chief Brown, touched the 3rd rail on this topic when he talked about "70% of black kids being raised by single moms." THAT IS THE CORE OF THE PROBLEM.


As I said in the previous post:

The irony is blacks are a dying race in this country.

The leading cause of death for young black males is young black males and, if Gotham is any indicator, and I'm willing to bet it is, more black babies are being aborted than born. Hispanics are moving up fast, though, with 1/4 of all abortions to about a third of them by blacks.

The whole Leftist attitude toward blacks is the promotion of nihilism. It's what they've been taught - for at least 2 generations.

Think about all the gangsta and hip-hop "culture".

All it has is gangbanging, murder, and rape, largely because, underneath it all, the black man is powerless and can't admit it.

At the behest and seduction of the Left, he lives a life without rules and with no responsibilities

That "open dialogue" always becomes a lecture by the Left on how evil white people are. Hillary said Dallas was white people's fault. If she means the Ozark Mafia and the Choom Gang (after all, Black Narcissus is the whitest white guy in the world, making Bush 41 look like James Brown), then she has something.

PS nd, you were talking about this over the weekend, and you got it. The Law And Order Candidate.

Lem said...

The press doesn't mention the stats when they report these isolated incidents of white cops and blacks.

Lem said...

"NFL Player Posts Instagram Photo Showing Police Officer’s Throat Getting Slit"

AprilApple said...

5 hours before the Cops were slaughtered in cold blood in Dallas- Louis Farrakhan spoke and it was pure racist vile violence-inspiring hatred. Does Obama care? nope. He's on board with Louis Farrakhan.

ndspinelli said...

I think cops should have a nationwide blue flu for a summer weekend. That will get minds right. I just want a days notice so I can be prepared.

virgil xenophon said...

Almost all NFL, NBA, etc., contracts have a "morals" clause in them. This NFL guy could/should be banned for life for such a public incitement to terrorism & murder..

chickelit said...

virgil xenophon said...Almost all NFL, NBA, etc., contracts have a "morals" clause in them. This NFL guy could/should be banned for life for such a public incitement to terrorism & murder..

That won't happen. Too many NFL fans don't give a shit. They're not like movie goers who get so fed up with Sean Penn and his ilk that they stop watching.

I spent the weekend in Hollywood. There were posters everywhere featuring anti-gun nut Matt Damon's new Bourne movie. The posters featured...wait for it....

...his face and his signature Sig.

Chip Ahoy said...

Stay woke.

Sixty Grit said...

I read this elsewhere. Lem, ask Trooper how to use the "read more" feature - seriously.

Leland said...

I strongly support free speech. All this doesn't start with the news media. Still, the news media is a lot of the problem.

24 hour news is just another form of competition. They compete for viewership which equates to advertising dollars and prestige. Tragedy and drama turn out to be the biggest draw to news, so they lead with it.

If all you do is watch news, and way too many people do; then you would think the world is a bad place. Truth is, it is not that bad.

The vast majority of people have no issues with anyone. They might have disagreements, but they keep it to themselves as others keep to them self. However, the news media won't let that be. They can't afford to. You might decide to go play with your kids, go hiking, take a nap, or listen to good music on the radio; something that doesn't involve them.

In my own life; I've turned off television news. I listen to radio news if it comes from a few talkers that typically have the same perspective as I do. I get my news primarily from blogs; who routinely cover more than just tragedy and drama.

That's a choice. My choice. And having made that choice; I sleep well at night. I have far less stress.