Watch Lisa Durden smack down The Kelly File’s attempt to blame #BlackLivesMatter for a rise in Chicago violence.
The premise of this hoped-for-attack on #BlackLivesMatter was a report that Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel pointed to police tentativeness or, as he put it, going “fetal,” as one of the causes for an increase in crime. The clear implication was that #BlackLivesMatter was to blame. Blaming the group for crimes they didn’t commit is one of Fox’s favorite tactics.
“The cops can’t keep being slapped around,” ex-detective Bo Dietl said.
DURDEN: To blame the black lives matter movement for why you’re not doing your frickin’ job, you robocops, is disgusting. That’s the same thing as saying a woman whose husband beats her is her fault because she stood up for herself. These guys are not the victim!
Host Megyn Kelly said that police are “worried about becoming the next Darren Wilson, where they ruin their lives but they’re exonerated.”
“Boo hoo hoo! They’re gonna put a camera on you to make sure you do your job! Durden replied.
Dietl tried to change the subject to black-on-black crime in Chicago. And in doing so, he inadvertently revealed why groups like #BlackLivesMatter are needed: because police have no problem breaking the law when they think they’re doing the right thing or dealing with bad guys (as they define them).
DIETL: Where are my black leaders crying out about one bad shooting with a cop and ready to hang all the cops? Why don’t they come out and say illegal guns are killing the kids on our streets? Not NRA guns, these are illegal guns in Chicago, Washington, New York. …I want to get those guns off the street. I have to toss somebody, I’ll toss ‘em, I’ll get the gun. You know what they’ll say? I did the illegal search. “Officer, you, here, you have to sign this card.” …Now, I’m gonna have a problem. I’m gonna lose my job. There is some sort of thought behind it.
Durden had a great response. “You can’t become the criminal to help stop the criminal,” she said.
“I locked up thousands of people out there and I tossed them and I got the illegal guns off,” Dietel said, unapologetic.
Kelly ended the segment.
Watch it below, from the October 14 The Kelly File.
If they are fearful or feel the need to be “brutal” they should NOT be cops or any position of authority.
Giving them excuses is the same as giving them free reign, which fox & their like minded ilk always do whenever the cop is white and the victim is Black(this is RACISM no matter how one try to spin it into some asinine whine fest).
Police brutality against Blacks is not some new happening here in the U.S. just because it’s on tv., or the internet almost the minute it happens, Blacks have faced the brutality of police since the day they were freed from slavery, many ignore the brutal past that Blacks went through and continues to this day to now making it simply easy to accuse, condemn and incriminate Blacks, their communities, organizations and movements when they cry out against injustice in all forms.
What was it police feared doing the Red Summer of 1919, the Civil Rights era, when the actively took part in the murder, injury and total destruction of whole Black communities?
Ms. Lisa Durden is correct. A police officer’s job can be very dangerous…especially when people like Ms. Durden and many Americans refuse to recognize or take action to end America’s expanding and shameful National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect, aka Poverty, that for decades has deprived untold numbers of depressed children from experiencing and enjoying a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood.
In May of 2015 the NYTimes reports about a nationwide increase in “young” Americans of African descent committing suicide.
Search: Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers
By SABRINA TAVERNISE – MAY 18, 2015
More than once, 2015 Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar speaks to the media about his abusive childhood that resulted in adolescent depression from witnessing his adult family members selling drugs to their neighbors and using firearms to enforce or protect their drug operations.
Respected American rapper Tupac Shakur rapped about depression, waking in the morning contemplating suicide, before leaving his home to rob a neighbor’s purse so he can feed his hungry belly.
As a preteen, popular American rapper and supposedly reformed drug dealer Shawn Jay Z Carter shot his drug addicted older brother for stealing from a family member.
Shawn evolves into a teen and young man writing rap performances describing using his automatic ‘Mack Milli’ to defend his drug crew/gang from rival crews/gangs and to dominate through fear and violence peaceful people living and working in the Marcy Houses and adjoining neighborhoods.
Before addressing police brutality, wouldn’t it make sense to first examine root causes for why police fear for their safety and lives…fear that sometimes leads to brutality as a means of self protection or venting their own anger and hostility from constantly being threatened by depressed, anti-social, unpredictable teens and adults who lack empathy and compassion for others?
Based on my experiences during the nearly twelve years I provided police services to a Brooklyn, NY community, I concluded the root cause of police fear that leads to police brutality results from constantly dealing with depressed, angry, frustrated, unpredictable sometimes suicidal teens and adults who lack compassion and empathy for their peaceful neighbors.
Most cops are able to cope with witnessing daily, physical and emotional devastation inflicted on peaceful people by emotionally abused and neglected victims of early childhood abuse who mature into angry teens and adults.
However, some officers, much like developing children are irresponsibly conditioned by their immature caregivers to accept a Street Culture of violence and anti-social behaviors…sadly, some cops are slowly conditioned to accept the Street Culture of violence as well, succumbing to the violence and mayhem they are surrounded by.
Unfortunately for police, they are charged with protecting peaceful people from abused and neglected children who mature into depressed, angry, frustrated, unpredictable teens and adults resenting their moms and dads for introducing them to a life of pain, hardship and struggle.
Yet many young, teen and adult victims of abuse are unwilling to blame their abusive or negligent moms and/or dads for depriving them of a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood, so they share their anger and frustrations with their peaceful neighbors or police, in the form of harmful anti-social, often violent activities that cause fear and physical pain among mostly peaceful people living and working in stressed communities.
If Baltimore Mom of The Year Toya Graham had built a smaller family she could more easily provide for, nurture and supervise, would her young teen son be in The Street attempting to cause grave harm to peaceful people attempting to protect Ms. Graham’s peaceful neighbors from emotional and physical harm often caused to innocent people by depressed, angry frustrated teens and young men who are peeved for irresponsibly being introduced to a life of struggle and hardship?
I am not condoning police brutality. Cops are supposed to be a cut above the rest of our citizenry…men and women who respect our laws, impartially enforcing them.
However, I am offering a point of view that very few wish to address.
Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke offers sound advice to all Americans, “Fix the ghetto!”
I’m with Sheriff Clarke. I believe we also need to re-examine society’s child protection and welfare laws.
I am hoping when camera technology proves its mettle in protecting police officers, as well as identifying officers who require further training or officers who have no business serving the public in a LE capacity, we will use that same technology to protect children by monitoring the common area of homes in which caregivers have established a track record for failing to properly raise, nurture and/or supervise their children.
Recently I watched a video that saddened me as well as enlightened me when I learned child welfare investigators test the hair of child abuse victims for “ambient” exposure to drugs.
Holy smokes, the numbers were critical. At the least cameras would expose signs of intoxication in homes identified as requiring extra care to prevent children from being emotionally and or physically harmed.
If we do not take affirmative action to protect children, “the ghetto” will continue to thrive, fueled by poor parenting, resulting with depressed kids maturing into depressed teens and adults who often vent their angers and frustrations on their peaceful neighbors, instead of the person(s) responsible for introducing them to a life of hardship, pain and struggle.
I guess someone needs to send a memo to the NAACP to tell them they should quit advocating equality for blacks. They need to advocate for whites too. Darn racists! ;^)
I spray this post with emoticons to let everyone know I’m being sarcastic yet is it enough to keep Fox News regulars from giving the above a thumbs up? No irony is too rich to out-do their right-wing spin!
On a serious note, #BlackLivesMatter is a grass roots (yeah, GOP TV™ only gushes over “grass roots” when it’s some right-wing group like the Tea Party) movement venting long-standing frustrations blacks have being targeted by law enforcement. Unarmed blacks killed by police officers simply reached a tipping point. Ed, if you aren’t aware this is a well documented problem that’s existed far too long you need to change channels from Fox News every once in a while.
Ed, the truth is out there but just not on GOP TV™. While Fox News might not outright lie (well, they do but a lot of their talking points are admittedly supported by a smattering of facts) they data-mine like crazy so you’re lucky if you get 1/2 the truth on any issue (and that’s the news they see fit to cover and not filter out for partisan political reasons).