SOLUTION FOR RACIAL STRIFE IN AMERICA 2016: TRUTH
By Rafe Garcia
July 10, 2016
“You want to know the truth? You can’t handle the truth!”
Jack Nicholson to Tom Cruise in the movie, “A Few Good Men” – 1992
As of the week of July 4th, 2016, the United States of America has collided, not confronted, with the cataclysmic consequences of the cancer, racism, that is endemic to the dark side of American culture.
I wish to make somethings perfectly clear right from the start:
I love good police men and women.
I hate bad police men and women.
The issue of Police killings is a human issue.
The issue of Police killings is not relegated to the African American community.
The issue of Police killings affects all American citizens of all racial groups and ethnicities.
The issue of Police killings is not an African American problem.
The issue of Police killings is an American problem.
I am not a member of the Civil Rights group, Black Lives Matter, the NAACP or any other organization. I clearly state this for the record so that in the event this essay reaches the mainstream media, the media does not misrepresent any group or organization.
My DNA results from two recognizable testing services establish that my genetic ethnic ancestry is 63% European, 23% African and 14% Indigenous Native American.
I speak for myself and I am exercising my rights as a citizen of the United States under the Rights of the Constitution to the Right of Free Press, Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Speech.
To begin with, let us begin by identifying several compounding problems:
The major problem is that the Police in the United States are killing African Americans indiscriminately.
A second problem is that as a result of the surmounting deaths of African Americans, some African Americans are beginning to take the law into their own hands. In addition, the citizenry backlash is growing and disrupting the social order.
The third problem is the most problematic. This problem which must be understood and eradicated before the two aforementioned can be addressed.
The third problem is that the root cause and problem and crisis that the United States of America faces today is:
the Law Enforcement community has embedded in its culture an unspoken rule, a code of silence, often called the “Blue Wall.”
What this insidious silent code of conduct has done to the integrity of the Law Enforcement community is that it has undermined the basic fundamental trust that the Law Enforcement community has sworn to protect and defend, the Constitution of the United States.
The code of silence, the “Blue Wall” has precedent over a Law Enforcement Officers sworn oath taken with the officers right hand holding a Bible.
A Law Enforcement Officer will hold back evidence before testifying against another Law Enforcement Officer.
In other words, if a Law Enforcement officer witnesses a crime or violation of duty committed by another Law Enforcement officer, the witnessing Law Enforcement officer is obligated by the code of silence to remain silent and refuse to testify.
THAT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IN A NUT SHELL, IS THE CRUX OF THE PROBLEM THAT WE FACE TODAY IN THE UNITED STATES.
Identify the problem.
Confirm and verify the existence of the problem.
The Law Enforcement community continues to hide behind a shield of immunity against the truth and justice.
Do a search on the “Blue Wall” and substantial history will show that the code of silence is a paradox in the judicial system that goes on unabated.
A classic example is the case of a Law Enforcement officer by the name of Serpico who was vilified by the New York Police Department because he exposed the tremendous amount of corruption from top to bottom in the NYPD.
Serpico had to move to Switzerland in order to find refuge.
The Mafia has a name of its own for their code of silence, “omerta.”
Honor among thieves.
I was in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1986 to 2008. Each year every soldier has to be drug tested.
I have to have a commercial driver’s license because I am a mechanic and road test heavy duty trucks.
One of the consequences of having a commercial driver’s license is that drivers with commercial driver’s licenses have to be randomly drug tested.
Tuberculosis testing is required in order to provide reading assistance in an elementary school.
In the military, everyone is tested for AIDS.
In the military, every soldiers’ DNA is taken.
Society has to take a hard look at what it will cost to save the Republic from damnation.
Lie Detection is not unprecedented in Government for Government Civil Servants.
Security Clearance Lie Detection is par for the course.
So why not Law Enforcement Officers as well in addition to drug testing.
What do they have to hide or be afraid of?
Over a period of five years, the Law Enforcement community begin to reverse its loyalty back to the people that it presently swears an oath to symbolically and agrees to use lie detector analysis to corroborate testimony in criminal investigations that Law Enforcement officers are a part of, have witnessed or may have circumstantial information related to the case.
Federal Law prohibit Law Enforcement organizations from having Unions just as it is prohibited to have bargaining rights in the U.S. Military.
Federal Law prohibit Law Enforcement organizations from making political contributions or participating in political campaigns.
Political parties prohibit political contributions from Law Enforcement organizations.
Political parties prohibit Law Enforcement organizations from being involved in political campaigns.
Political parties do not solicit political endorsement from any Law Enforcement organization.
Mandated Drug testing for all Law Enforcement officers.
A five-year period of adjustment to new laws, rules and regulations to allow existing Law Enforcement officers to resign, retire or an opportunity to prepare for another profession should they not accept their new terms of employment.
Newly hired Law Enforcement officers would be required by law and terms of employment to accept drug testing and lie detection exam upon request in the event of criminal investigation.
A REMINDER TO READERS
When the Irish were being killed by the English occupiers of their land, Irish men and Irish women fought back. The English called the Irish Freedom Fighters terrorists.
When the Palestinians fight the Israeli occupiers of their homeland and killing of Palestinians occur, the State of Israel calls these Palestinian Freedom Fighters terrorists.
When the Indigenous Native Americans fought the American European settlers invading and occupying their lands, the U.S. Government and the invading European immigrants were calling the Indigenous Native Americans hostile and savage.
When the U.S. Government invaded what is today, Utah, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado and stole this land from Mexico under the threat of occupying Mexico City– the soldiers of the United States terrorized the citizens of Mexico.
John Brown was a white European American Abolitionist who fought and killed so that African American slaves would have their freedom.
To slave owners, John Brown was a terrorist.
To slaves and abolitionists, John Brown was a freedom fighter.
John Brown was a Freedom Fighter in his lifetime before he was hanged and died for what he believed in so that others would be free to live with equal protection under the law.
John Brown was a White Man.
John Brown was a martyr who died for what he believed in.
Veritas vos liberabit – The truth shall set you free, verse 8:32 of the Gospel of John
Dashboard Cameras on Police Patrol cars was a radical and controversial idea.
Body Cameras on Policemen was a radical and controversial idea.
Polygraph Lie Detector tests are standard fare in the Government Intelligence Community.
Polygraph Lie Detector tests and Drug testing can be implemented in Law Enforcement just as it is in other Public and Private Sectors.
Truth or Consequences.
Police Departments can either accept Polygraph Testing and Drug testing or forfeit Federal funding along with Federal Aid such as access to Federal of Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice support.
If you teach a man to fish, you feed him,
If you are thinking 1 year ahead, plant seeds,
If you are thinking 10 years ahead, plant a tree,
If you are thinking 100 years ahead, educate the people
– Chinese Emperor Kuan Tsu, 5th century BC