Blacks: Rethink Your War on Cops

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson
By Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson | April 21, 2015 | 11:23 AM EDT

Police arrest a man as they disperse a protest in Ferguson, Mo., early Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, a white police officer fatally shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The West Memphis, Arkansas NAACP has legitimized and inflamed the war on cops by urging blacks to arm up against them.

“Law enforcement has to understand, you cannot do what you please when you see us,” Crittenden County NAACP head Shabaka Afrika said in a news conference.

The deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown had really roiled angry black activists and street thugs who make up their army. But the killing of Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD and the shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina have pushed them over the edge.

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan gave a fiery speech at Morgan State University in Baltimore last November where he said that if the grand jury didn’t indict the white officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old thug Michael Brown, “We’ll tear this g-dd–n country apart!” That was the official declaration of war to send angry black “soldiers” to the “battlefield.”

In December, Al Sharpton led a mob of anti-police protests through New York City. Some demonstrators were caught on video chanting, “What do we want?” “Dead cops.” “When do we want it?” “Now!”

Soon after, two NYPD officers were shot and killed while sitting in their patrol car. This was done by a black Muslim from Baltimore, the same city where Farrakhan made his declaration of war.

Ever since, there have been a string of cop shootings: In Los Angeles, two officers were shot while driving. In Pasco County, Florida, someone shot at two sheriff’s deputies as they were sitting in their cars. In Ferguson, two officers were shot outside the police department. And in Boston, an officer was shot in the face by a black gunman.

Now the NAACP in West Memphis is encouraging blacks to arm themselves against police. The head of the Georgia chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference also called on blacks to arm themselves in response to recent police shootings.

This latest development is curious, given that the NAACP has had a history of working alongside the ACLU and other left-wing groups to undermine the Second Amendment. They haven’t promoted the Second Amendment to protect law-abiding black citizens against black thugs. But now they hide behind the Constitution to challenge police officers with guns – this is pure evil.

Some blacks are convinced that America’s police and judicial system are designed to punish blacks disproportionately, so it doesn’t take much to push them toward violence. Any black “leader” who encourages blacks to use firearms against police is setting them up for slaughter, and should be arrested.

Liberals mayors like Bill de Blasio in New York City and Rahm Emanuel in Chicago are allowing violence to go virtually unchecked. Why? Because this type of lawlessness will eventually require the federal government to come in and “fix” the problem. Many liberal politicians including members of the Congressional Black Caucus support the federal takeover of local police.

Since 2009, the DOJ has launched probes of at least 21 police departments including Albuquerque, New Mexico; Cleveland, Ohio; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Ferguson, Missouri. Some of these departments have been accused of racial bias and excessive force.

Police in riot gear watch protesters in Ferguson, Mo. The incidents in Ferguson brought to light the extreme militarization of the nation’s police forces. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Remember, Barack Obama said, “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded [as our military].” Obama is trying to nationalize the police. This has been a key goal of his from the beginning. Our Founding Fathers warned us about standing armies. Consider that one federal police department is much easier to corrupt and control than thousands of local police departments across the country.

Recently, residents in Ontario, California, were shocked when they saw the National Guard marching through their neighborhoods. We’re seeing military helicopters flying across our cities. We’re also seeing the arming of the police with vehicles and weaponry usually seen in war zones. We’ve witnessed the militarization of many federal agencies and the huge ammunition purchases by the Department of Homeland Security. Knowing the utter lack of character of those in charge of our federal government, I don’t trust their intentions.

Even if you’re black, voted for Obama, and think he can do no wrong, just think of this immense power being concentrated in the hands of the federal government. Imagine Obama being gone and a Republican president being in charge of this machine. How would you feel?

If the open hostility that many blacks have against the police is not dealt with, we will have blood in the streets and it will be used as an excuse for government to seize our freedoms under the guise of public safety.

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

All lovers of power have historically channeled the people’s hatred against something (the “proletariat” against the rich, working-class Germans against the Jews, and so on) to seize more power. The left is using this tactic today against the police.

We must speak out against the war on cops before it’s too late. And since blacks are primarily the ones waging this war, they must take action in opposition, before their neighborhoods become police states.

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, founder of the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND), is the most courageous, outspoken critic of the liberal left and the so-called "black leadership" in America today. Often referred to as the "antidote to Jesse Jackson", Jesse Peterson is also the man behind the National Boycott of the NAACP, believing the organization to be nothing more than a tool of the "elite, socialist" elements of the liberal elite. You can find out more about Jesse and listen to his national radio show M-F, 9 a.m. - 12 Noon ET / 6-9 a.m. PT here.

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