Take the Poll: Should Officers Be Financially Responsible for Misconduct?

I just came across a very interesting article on civilbeat.org that suggests that police officers should be held financially liable for their misconduct.

In the recent 4 years, under the leadership and direct orders of Trump, police brutality exposition has skyrocketed. Time and time again we watch in horror as simple encounters with law enforcement end in tragedy, even when suspects are 100% compliant with police orders. Unfortunately Black and brown people are usually the victims.

Protests and rioting have rang out — for sometimes weeks at a time — in several US cities with civilians and law enforcement clashing in the streets — just like the civil rights movement days.

To circumvent this widespread issue of corruption and misconduct, the article suggests that “all officers should be required to carry a supplemental professional liability insurance policy.”

While I do believe that financial liability for misconduct would significantly reduce corruption & misconduct, the trick is proving it. On the other hand, I do not believe that all officers are bad. I have personally encountered very professional & pleasant law enforcement officers but we cannot deny that as with any organization, there are some rotten apples in the bunch. It’s human nature.

I also believe that our police system needs to be heavily reformed, rather than defunded. Proper training & preparation would be a great start.

Sometimes it seems like Black and brown people and the police see each other as the enemy. If that’s the case, it’s definitely time to put the guns down & have meaningful conversation. A truce, per say.

What are your thoughts? Take the poll & let me know!

New Anti-Slavery Resolution to the 13th Amendment Could End Forced Prison Labor

The 13th Amendment states that a person convicted of a crime can be forced to work involuntary as punishment.

Unfortunately, this loophole in the amendment has created a systemic pipeline in which mostly Blacks and brown groups are convicted and imprisoned for even petty crimes & made to perform prison labor which is essentially, re-enslavement.

The new law amendment, spearheaded by Missouri House representative William Lacy Clay, is heavily co-signed by Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) as well as MA & MD senators.

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Black Panther Leader Fred Hampton Kill 51 Years Ago Today

True or False: Is Colombia Looking to Legalize & Sell Cocaine?

This story popped up on my Facebook home feed.

I have no idea if this is true but I don’t think this would be a great idea. Just a thought.

Do you think this is true or false? Apparently the story is picking up steam.