FailureToListen.com wants Communities of Color to NEVER FORGET! #BlackVotesMatter and #BlackLivesMatter
To that end, a gallery of images on police brutality, slavery, and torture will serve as reminders of our fight for justice. Eventually, I hope to put the images and videos on a decentralized public blockchain for history.
Mid-term elections are fast approaching. Communities of color will be deluged with politicians from both sides scaring you to vote for them. Already Trump found a group of black pastors willing to sell their souls and congregation to him. Don’t trust them, and they do not speak the word of the Lord if they take orders from the devil.
As usual, the Democrats will take black voters for granted, promising us nothing but expecting loyalty and our votes. They will use black celebrities to corral our votes.
What has the Democratic party done to deserve the loyalty of communities of color over the last several decades? Democrat sponsored legislation supporting a war on drugs and mass incarceration have destroyed families of color. Liberal Democrat supported media portray black men as super predators. To make matters worse, Democrats profit from private prisons and the mass incarceration of people of color.
Black lives do not matter to either party but #BlackVotersMatter tremendously. It’s time we use our votes to build our communities. We need candidates who will hold police and white all accountable for their racist crimes. Vote for candidates who prioritize issues of inclusivity or issues that are relevant to communities of color.
To end police brutality and reduce mass incarceration, society needs laws that make it criminal and also shameful, unethical and inhumane for any system to produce those outcomes. The criminal justice system in its current state rewards racial profiling and police brutality. Every time an innocent person or a suspect of a misdemeanor dies or winds up imprisoned then dead, that death often deemed justified, means financial gain to the US prison-industrial complex. It’s a complex composed of different arms of a system that feeds on taxpayers and the bodies of prisoners through mass incarceration. The more prisoners, the more profit for everyone who is part of the prison-industrial-judicial complex.
Also, the courtroom, a significant portal of entry into that complex is exceptionally biased so much so that cases involving people of color result in a culture that is unsympathetic and hostile to the majority of innocent people of color.
The Democrats’ use of healthcare will sway voters since the GOP are bent on repealing the ACA. There is another issue that is emblematic of Trump and his supporters. The issue is racism, in particular, structural racism and it is relevant to communities of color.
The industrial-prison-judicial complex is an example of structural racism that is destroying communities of color. It’s executing a slow genocide by stripping people of color of human rights then using their bodies for profit, crimes, experiments, and sexual exploitation.
If Democrats want the Black vote or the Latino vote or POC vote, let them make our children’s lives and safety a priority and a major party theme this midterm election.
In addition, here is an incomplete list of action steps that can cut police brutality and incarceration rates.
- End the use of excessive or lethal force at traffic stops and on 911 calls for help
- Mandatory drug testing after cops harm or kill a suspect
- Mandatory body cam. A fine and temporary suspension without pay if body cam was off during an incident of excessive use of force.
- All suspensions will be without pay
- Psychological screening of all police on hiring, biannual routine testing and after use of excessive force.
- People who call the police because a person is black or an immigrant will be fined and a clear path to civil suit available.
- All contractors hired to support the prison-industrial-judicial complex will be held accountable for poor outcomes to prisoners under their responsibility.
- Mandatory reports of all deaths and injuries while in police custody or imprisoned.
What are the relevant issues in your community?
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