Now, if we teach children anything where the cops are concerned it's probably lessons in how to avoid ever getting stopped in the first place, and how to position the dash cam to catch everything!
Is this the lesson all children are being taught though? I don't think so , unfortunately I think some children are learning a lesson that will cause more separatism and elitism than anything else. Once again, it's not a racial divide for the most part, although it can be seen as a color divide. The colors aren't the expected black vs white though, the colors are blue vs all the colors of the rainbow. In my opinion, the belief and fear of being hurt or killed when you're doing anything 'while being black' is unfortunately a valid one. Blacks are just the most visible target, that 'thin blue line' stands against every other race when you come down to it.
What lesson are children getting from all this? I think the children of police officers are getting a lesson which may, through no fault of their own, get them hurt or even killed. They're going to grow up believing that they are superior to everyone else because their parent is in law enforcement. They will also feel invincible, that whatever they do is okay because they won't be punished. (Look at what's happened in the Freddie Gray case!)
Even worse, what about the lessons they will learn about what happens to the people who try to put a chink in that wall? The ones who seek justice for the injured and dead? The 'whistle-blowers'? A couple hundred years ago , people were afraid to tell on others because they knew what would happen to them. (lynchings, burnings, assaults) It will become that way again, if we continue down the path we're on. Here's a story I"ve been following:
Man Who Filmed Eric Garner’s Death Sues NYC for $10,000,000
Ramsey Orta, the New York City man who filmed Eric Garner’s death, recently accepted a plea deal on weapons and drug charges and is likely to spend the next four years in prison.
Now, the New York Post reports, Orta is suing the city for $10 million. He says that he was arrested on trumped-up charges in retaliation for recording the controversial arrest that sparked protests.
“Despite the murder of Eric Garner by the NYPD, Ramsey Orta, who filmed the incident, is the only person present at the incident who is going to prison because the NYPD engaged in smear tactics, in cooperation with the news media, and prepared a tactical plan to set him up for retaliatory arrests,” the lawsuit reads.
Earlier this month, Orta pleaded guilty to charges of peddling heroin in 2015 and hiding a firearm in a woman’s pants in 2014. He is expected to be sentenced to four years in prison in October, the Post notes.
The spokesperson for the city’s Law Department told the Post that it will review all the accusations.