WE WILL NOT LET BIDEN SELL US DOWN THE RIVER
WITHOUT THE POLITICAL FIGHT OF THE AGES
We’re Not Going Underneath The Wheels Of That Bus
We all know it is a given that prevention is always better than cure. Well, all of us bar Joe Biden that is.
That’s because with his latest Crime Bill, he’s looking to spend a whopping $13 billion on recruiting an
extra 100,000 police officers across the country over the next five years. And in the vast majority of
cases, they are the “cure” as the police come into play after the crime has been committed, not before.
That is reactive as opposed to proactive – not preventative in the slightest. In stark contrast,
preventative action consists of crime reduction by ensuring that socio-economic inequality is effectively
addressed. Tackling poverty, bigotry and electoral disenfranchisement are way better ways to tackle
issues of crime before they happen.
We also know that historically, America’s Black communities are always on the wrong end of more
aggressive police tactics. Since George Floyd’s brutal murder in May 2020, well over 200 Black people
were killed by the police in just the following year alone. Don’t for a moment let anyone kid you that
that isn’t a massive problem for Black Americans. Likewise, don’t let anyone fool you into believing that
Joe Biden doesn’t know that. He damn well does, and what’s more, he has previous form, as we are
about to see.
In 1994, when he was a Senator for Delaware, Biden put forth, surprise-surprise, another Crime Bill. And
guess what? That very same bill called for, wait for it, 100,000 extra cops across the USA. In doing so,
Black America was hit the hardest, with increased mass incarceration of Black Americans. That bill
proved to be so messed up that years later, Biden admitted it had been a badly mistaken piece of
legislation. Guess he hasn’t learnt that lesson with his latest proposed Crime Bill?
Insanity has of course
been defined as doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results each time.
Being killed by the police is a significant risk to Black Americans, particularly so for young males. It has
been calculated that that one in a thousand Black American men will suffer death at the hands of the
police. So, you don’t need to be a mix of mathematician and fortune teller to see that adding a further
100,000 cops across the country is only going to exacerbate that problem further. How many times do
you have to bang your head against a brick wall to realize that it hurts? Turns out that Joe Biden is quite
content to continue head-butting away regardless. How many George Floyds, Tamir Rices or any other
innocent Black person that has been murdered by cops, are out there right now, with time ticking,
before they meet their premature demise at the hands of the police?
So it is then that we Black Americans vehemently oppose being thrown under the Biden bus when it
comes to this latest travesty of a Crime Bill. Biden may think he’s the Southern aristocrat that rules the
Democrats political plantation, but he sure as Hell is wrong. We will fight his Crime Bill with just as much
determination and vigor that we have to seek meaningful socio-economic justice for non-White
The Crime Bill is just another manifestation of White oppression against Black America.
Sadly, we are more than used to this. Proudly, we resisted prior attempts to demean and oppress us. We
will be doing the same with this latest dark chapter too.
Quite why Biden and the majority of Democrats think that Black America continues to need to be
treated as millions and millions of second-class citizens, citizens who are forever in police crosshairs, is
as baffling as it is disturbing. Biden’s Crime Bill simply underscores that. He has repeatedly promised
police reforms, but those have not come remotely close to happening. Don’t hold your breath because
you’ll come up gasping for air. Time and again, Biden shows himself to be disingenuous, a servile
dinosaur of the DNC, vested interest, Corporate America and never, not once, a friend of Black America.
Your friends here at TIPNation do though have your back on this. We seen it and we’ve called it for what
it is – another attempt by the DNC/RNC (they are effectively one and the same) to subjugate us even
more than we already are. Like so much other injustice – no, not this time!
Biden can go throw himself under the wheels of his own damn Crime Bill bus.
PRISON IS ALREADY HELL ON EARTH
Unless you’re Donald Trump or any one of bizarre minority of right-wing nut-jobs who believe the garbage that is Q-Anon, but not science, then you will understand that climate change is both very real, and very dangerous.
A cursory glance through some of the weather-related headlines of 2022 alone back that up. Around the planet, and very much including the US, temperatures have hit record-breaking highs,
seemingly innumerable wild-fires have become norm, and Biblical style heavy rains and flooding have also joined the
global climate fray. After hundreds of years of post-Industrial Revolution abuse, Mother Nature is pissed and she is channeling her unstoppable wrath through climate change.
With that in mind, consider this: prison is already Hell on Earth. So, imagine being a prison inmate in California this summer, a summer that has seen temperatures hit 120 degrees.
That kind of heat transforms an already unlit powder-keg prison into an intolerable inferno of incarceration. That said, crime is down and therefore, crucially, private prison labor is down.
Despite prisons now resembling fire-pits, the for-profit prison industry is hungry for more inmates. As they salivate, they call on politicians to implement Nazi-style “stop and frisk”
tactics, back Biden’s Crime Bill for an extra 100,00 cops nation-wide and also adversely reforming bail so that, and let’s be realistic here, there are more Black people to lock up.
A few stories have been in the news the past few years that are related and obvious to almost all minorities except those with a political or financial need to state otherwise. There is a significant pushback, primarily from Republicans, to deny the related stories and the fundamental truth behind them.
The stories involve Oprah experiencing discrimination and racial profiling in Switzerland, “Stop & Frisk” in NYC, and the Trayvon Martin killing.
Regarding the Oprah story, I’m amazed at the number of people (not minorities) unconvinced that she might have experienced racism because of who she is.
The truth is that every non-white adult can tell you of their personal experiences with prejudice and their dream that the next generation would not experience it in the same way. There was a time when Candace Owens needed the NAACP to fight for her, but don’t expect her to bring it up.
Bodycam video of the fatal shooting of Rameek Smith draws into question a New York City Police Department (NYPD) account of what happened. The footage, released by the NYPD on Friday, has raised doubts about what really happened on the night in May when two cops fired 19 times at Smith as he fled from them in the Bronx. One of those shots hit Smith in the head, fatally wounding him.
The NYPD said officers shot Smith after he fired at them, wounding one officer. They also said they recovered a gun at the scene.
In the newly released bodycam footage,
Smith cannot clearly be seen shooting at the officers, nor are any officers shown getting hurt. Audio does not kick in until just before Smith is shot, leaving it unclear why NYPD Officer Dennis Vargas approached Smith as he seemed to be simply walking down a city sidewalk, nor why Vargas and his partner chased Smith when he started to run away. The edited footage also stops immediately after Smith was shot, omitting the part where police allegedly found his weapon.
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