Thank you for your article about the hypocrisy of these African-American legislators whom parade around this “Utopia” of Police reform for political public relations purposes, but put no teeth behind the basic principles of enforcement. If I remember correctly, wasn’t it Inglewood Mayor James Butts who organized Inglewood protests in response to the George Floyd verdict?
You would think this should be an easy call by the Mayor and Council, and in this moment in time when there is such heightened scrutiny of police misconduct, and murder of Black and Brown people by law enforcement officials that every elected official who spoke so passionately about their elation in the conviction of former Minnesota Police officer Derek Chauvin murdering George Floyd, should understand and thoroughly appreciate the above and beyond call of transparency and accountability of officers when they are by due process found to be in violation of a citizen’s Civil rights.
Plus if we’re being honest , now more than any and I want to be careful not to vilify any officer who goes to work , putting their lives in safety, with honor and does the right thing but if I stand corrected wasn’t a narcotics officer from Inglewood Police Department just indicted for drug trafficking of heroin
I mean you would think of these conditions alone and by the indictment of this officer would weigh own their own moral consciousness above their desire to adhere to a law that beneath the surface appears to promote lack of transparency and accountability.
At the end of the day , if you really want to sum it up 2UrbanGirls and it basically comes down to a simple principle that on older white man, whom I considered a friend, and whom recently passed away, simply said this “people do what is expedient”, which simply means people do what’s expedient for them in whatever time, place or predicament they are in.
In essence, one could argue that those that monopolized the “euphoria” of the George Floyd protest to garner personal press attention, and/or the usual game of distraction. One could argue the Steve Bradford bill for “police accountability” was a dog and pony show to inspire a lot of ooh’s and ahhh’s while villyfing good cops and bad cops simply for political gain or clickbait.
Maybe it’s just me but it seems like these politicians are playing us against law enforcement.