What's It Going To Take?

A lot of people, black, and non black are extremely angry with what has been transpiring in this country, forever. Can you blame them/us? Some on the other hand, they point blank refuse to acknowledge that there is a problem at all.

The first thing that needs to happen is that we all need to acknowledge that there is a real problem here. This is something that many pro law enforcement types refuse to acknowledge. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not anti law enforcement. I have some life long friends, and even family members who are law enforcement. I do not support any calls for killing police. Absolutely not. However, to go and deny that there is a problem, well, that is just plain old crazy talk. There is a big problem in this country, and the sooner we acknowledge it, the sooner we can move forward.

I keep asking myself, what the hell is it gonna take for this insanity to stop? Seriously, what the hell is it gonna take? I am strongly against calls to attack police, always have been. But the police departments must, must, MUST start doing their jobs! They have to start treating the officers who commit these atrocities against us properly, and stop granting them any special favor. A desk job, or a paid vacation is not a fair exchange for a young black life.

These BAD cops, whether they were scared, genuinely bad or racist, ill prepared, whatever, the ones that are killing young black men indiscriminately, they must, must, MUST be made to pay for these life ending acts. Absent that, things are only going to get worst. And though I am 100% against these anti cop “kill all cop” people, they are going to keep popping up if you keep letting these killers go. The people want justice, and when you kill a man who’s car broke down, for no apparent reason, a desk job, or paid leave just ain’t gonna cut it!

Open your eyes and realize that this is real. Why the hell was Terrence Crutcher killed? What the hell did he do? Seriously, what did he do? Are you gonna tell me that he reached in his car? Are you gonna tell me what he went for his wallet? Come on, so if he moves to fast, if he reaches for anything, then it’s okay to shoot him because you were scared? What the hell man, this is ridiculous. I’m sick of it, and so are many others out here.

The pot is boiling over people, it really is. So I’ll ask again, what’s it gonna take? Is it an all out war that you seek? Because I feel the tensions are going to reach that breaking point! You keep messing around, and you just might get that war. Trust me, it’s not what you want. Some out there really do want it, they claim to be ready. They fail to realize that there will be losses on all sides, mass losses, is that what you really want? It’s time to change or pay the price, America.

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Angel Rodriguez

Angel covers fitness, social issues, reviews, news & more! He's a veteran, tech and fitness pro which has been featured on Huffpo, NatGeo, NPR, NY1, HLN, Men's Fitness, MTV, & other major platforms. Angel is also Brazilian Jiujitsu White belt.
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