POLICE OFFICERS across the USA are better trained, better educated, better technologically equipped, and; the force is much more diverse than the police force of the predecessors, yet; they have never been more SCARED, or; felt more DESPISED than any other generation of Police Officers!!!
On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS (Ohio) POLICE Officer wNAKIA JONES was awakened by her teenage son who was on the verge of tears.
Just the day before, a video had been nationally released that showed two BATON ROUGE (Louisiana) POLICE OFFICERS tacking and pinning young BLACK Baton Rouge-resident ALTON STERLING to the ground, and then shooting him to death.
Officer NAKIA JONES remembers her son saying;
“Did you see the shooting? Mom, not only am I afraid of being shot by another black male; do I also have to be afraid of somebody who wears the same uniform as you do?”NAKIA JONES is the FIRST BLACK WOMAN to serve on the police force in her town. Her husband is also a cop. Together they have six children - four boys and two girls.
as if she had “half of my body in a uniform and half of my body in civilian clothes.”
“How dare you stand next to me in the same uniform and murder somebody!Her voice growing louder as she lambasted racist cops. Her eyes filled with tears as she asked people to support good police officers and take a stand against the bad ones.
The video now has 8 million views.
The next few days were vert difficult. During a traffic stop in FALCON HEIGHTS, MN, a police officer shot and killed BLACK local resident PHILANDER CASTILE while his fiancee and their young daughter were both inside the car with him.
Then a lone gunman shot and killed five DALLAS (Texas) POLICE OFFICERS, and another lone gunman shot and killed three BATON ROUGE POLICE OFFICERS.
Nakia Jones said;
“It’s almost like a nightmare. My heart goes out to the families of Alton Sterling and the other man that was killed…. But then, at the same token, these are my brothers and sisters in blue. Now they're families have lost [loved ones]. It feels like I’m torn on both sides.”-CCG