Congress and local governments are holding hearings to develop ideas about how to stop “police violence.” All police officers are being blamed for the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
However, we should be honest and look at the culture and values among minorities and stop blaming only the police nor all the police. Police are not villains, and all blacks and minorities are not innocent victims of police brutality.
First, blame the “gangsta” culture among minority young men that had created a violent atmosphere in their neighborhoods. Black-on-black murder and crime are much worse than police-related deaths. Sadly, the liberal news media refuses to discuss or admit that fact.
Secondly, the police are civilian-controlled. The mayor and city council, who are elected by the voters, control the police. Don’t blame the police if local elected-politicians establish policies that undermine law and order.
Third, blame the liberal/leftist news media and the progressive snowflakes they hire as reporters and editors. These reporters and editors have been exposed for their “cancel culture” where they promote their agenda and ignore or attack what they oppose. They view police as villains and all minorities as victims.
Fourth, blame the breakdown of the family. Parents do not teach children self-control and the positive values of work. Young black men and other minority men need to learn to respect each other and other people’s lives and property. As Benito Juarez said, "Respect for others' rights means peace."
Finally, we should be honest and realistic and accept that poverty and crime will never end in this mortal life. However, individuals can overcome poverty if there are free markets and economic freedom.
Bad police officers must be removed, but the anti-social, victim culture in minority communities must also be addressed. Unless we have an honest conversation about values and culture, the discussions about race are hollow.