We don’t know who among the levels of policing are responsible, or how far reaching the history germinating this crime, where the motivations may have come from. You take a known felon who shoots his x, a product of our society, been through the system and knows full well he is going back and he’s decided he won’t go back. This is his last stand. He is going out taking others with him. He took his miserable life out on our NYC Cops. A Hispanic and an Asian in uniform, soullessly murdered in cold blood in their patrol car eating lunch.
The mourning people of New York City have been shedding real emotional tears over the loss of Garner and the other unarmed sons of all colors shot by the Police, but no one wants Our Police the victims of senseless acts of murder from imported whack jobs having nothing to do with our city. We want our Cops unharmed period. And we want our Men In Blue to understand as we do that the burden they have been carrying is unfair. They were asked too much of. The former mayors of New York, Gulliani and Bloomberg ratcheted up the fear. Everyone was arrested, protesters were denied civil rights, and today we have the anguish of that period visiting us again.
Pat Lynch has been a voice of fear. He put his union members in harms way when he followed the leads of Gulliani and Bratton, Bloomberg and Kelly, and now as Bratton reverses his “broken windows” strategy created under Mayor Gulliani, the residue keeps mucking up the dialogue. Pat Lynch some of your officers are not fit to wear the badge. Some of the policies asked of your men were too much. Like quotas you never came clean or said this is not what my union expects their members job description should be. All the fine men in uniform that honor that uniform are victims of the few. Some cops may have been broken by the load asked of them by the force.
Our criminal justice system sold out to corporate interests and politicians got paid off. Unable, unwilling to bring any kind of process to help the incarcerated a corporate cost maintenance forever in the care of society. Politicians took the money from corporate prison lobbyists and now we have those that are forever falling through the cracks with nowhere to go. A sad hopeless scenario that many a soul is faced with.
The NRA proliferated guns in the states south of New York. Illegal guns come into a city that has no need of arming citizens. The crime rate is down and many people have been broken. They have taken it up the ass so long and still the cry goes out from mother’s who mourn children caught in the hellfire of police and politics, fear and invisible walls. Our overworked policemen, bending to the political pressure of fear and what ifs that drive the force to excessive aggression and no one will take the blame or responsibility.
There are more than a hundred sources contributing to this ambush. Our politicians haven’t had the courage or the life experience to represent the people they don’t work for the people anymore.
It is time to look within Pat Lynch before you blame City Hall. Standing up to the blue wall of silence, asking it to be torn down like that wall in Berlin, any wall, the wall against Mexico, our walls towards one another have to be torn down, we have become locked inside.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families of the slain officers. They are our heroes and they are now martyrs in the struggles of our times asking all to stop the divisive hate, the blame games, the lack of introspection we must all endure together.