In case you didn't notice, you are not safe.
"The Secret Service’s bad week continues, with Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig (who’s been all over this all week) revealing another crazy Secret Service flub: an armed man with a criminal record was allowed to ride an elevator with the President of the United States.
Yes, mere weeks ago, President Obama was in Atlanta, visiting the CDC to discuss how the U.S. is combating ebola (yeah, how’s that going?), and ended up on an elevator with a contractor.
The man took out his phone and recorded video of the president. Secret Service asked him to stop and questioned him. They did a background check and discovered he had multiple convictions in the past for assault and battery.
Oh, and he had a gun on him, which apparently, the Secret Service agents were unaware of until he made them aware of this.
The Secret Service has said it’s checking into that incident."
My lord! How many incidents are they checking out these days?
Fortunately for them the guy wasn't a FOX NEWS viewer, if he was, it probably would have been a wrap.
Dude would have just lived out his Dr. Carl Weiss fantasy and become a hero to some on the right.
Finally, I know that there has been a reported case of Ebola here in America, but please forgive me if my panic meter is way down on this one.
I think I can speak for most black men in America when I say that the least of our worries is catching a dose of Ebola.
There are just far more pressing things to worry about right now. Like how to avoid getting shot to death by someone in law enforcement even while you are in your own driveway. (Heck even the man who is supposed to be the safest black man in America is not safe. Isn't that right Mr. President?)
"The case of an unarmed black grandfather shot to death in his own driveway by a white police officer in South Carolina has fueled demands for more transparency into cases where unarmed civilians are killed by police.
The lack of transparency into Mr. Satterwhite’s death and Mr. Craven’s culpability has raised hackles in the black community...
The handling of the incident involving Craven stands in stark contrast to another case in the state from earlier this month. South Carolina Highway Patrol decided to release video last week that shows state Trooper Sean Groubert, who is white, telling a black motorist to get his license and then shooting him when the motorist reaches into his own car. The trooper was fired and brought up on felony assault charges.
US police shoot and kill an average of 1,000 people a year, 1 in 4 of whom are unarmed, according to data from Mr. Aveni and the FiveThirtyEight blog by Nate Silver. Seventy-nine officers have died so far this year, 35 from gunshots, according to a nonprofit group called the Officer Down Memorial Page." [Source]
I know it's coming so let me do it for you.
But field, what about all those killings by gangbangers and thugs in urban America?
Well, for starters, those gangbangers aren't out shooting grandfathers in their driveway. They are shooting each other. That's a sad state of affairs and one I have addressed numerous times on this blog and other public forums.
But here is the thing, those gangbangers are not trained to serve and protect us with the help of our tax dollars.
It is the police officer's job to protect us from the gangbangers and drug dealers; not treat us like one.
"In the Craven case, prosecutors and police have refused to provide documents requested by the Associated Press and answer questions from the news organization about the details of their investigation. According to AP, prosecutors sought a voluntary manslaughter felony charge against the officer. But a grand jury instead indicted him last month for "using excessive force and failing to follow and use proper procedures" – a misdemeanor.
Craven is now on paid administrative leave from the force."
I am sure it's with pay.