George Floyd’s Tears Echoes Through Eternity!

I’ve always respected the institution of the police department. But, it is abundantly clear there are some members who never should’ve been sworn in. These few never should’ve graduated the academy. And, better yet, they never should’ve been ACCEPTED into the academy! All of our police departments need greater, in depth, psychological analyses of their applicants. And, they need constant psychological screening of the recruits to weed out the ones who may have slipped through the cracks. Racism is only one of the problems. The bigger one, in my mind, are those who were bullied and/or abused in their youth, or who may have been disenfranchised to the point where becoming a cop is their big chance to GET EVEN! We can not allow people like this to wear a badge and carry a gun. We also need to end the practice of the “blue wall of silence”. It’s not being a “rat” when you help to weed out the bad elements. You are actually making the force stronger by removing these weak, and potentially dangerous, links. The police need to police themselves better. And, if they won’t take the job seriously, they will have to concede to a civilian review board. One with real teeth.
And, of course, they need to re-evaluate some of their “training”, because they can’t continue to fall back on: “they were only doing what they were trained to do.” Be well and do good, friends. — YUR


Photo credit: Joanna Villango

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

Albert Einstein

In the height of ’Jihadi John’ reign of terror, the Islamic State executioner who derives pleasure in executing journalists, that image stuck in my mind. However, it has been replaced with Derek Chauvin grinding his knee into George Floyd’s neck while the poor man cried for mercy. When Jihadi John murdered several innocent journalists, mostly whites. I was angry and wrote about the atrocities of ISIS. It has come as a surprise that people are eerily silent about the murder of George Floyd.

Alas, Derek and countless other heartless cops in the US are terrorists protected by the state. The US President has threatened to kill looters but killers like Derek would not have been arrested without…

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7 Responses to “George Floyd’s Tears Echoes Through Eternity!”

  1. 1 WIMPY June 4, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Hey Unc, Well said, But with all your reccomendations I will add one. PAY Police Officers a PROFESSIONAL wage. Cops are exposed to every social horror. Not just murder and mayhem, but the FAILUREof society and government to address social Ills. Homelesness,Break down of the family, and also a failure of the treatment of the Mentally ill Not the Cops fault but they have to deal with it daily. Society wants the cops to be professional, super heroes, social workers, family healers. America needs the POLICE back and not “FIRST RESPONDERS”. But paul Harvey sums it up best I hope you listen.. The last line says it all. Nothing changes..Your favorite nephew Wimpy.

  2. 2 unclerave June 5, 2020 at 11:34 am

    I think most reasonable people understand that a policeman’s job is varied, and can be both difficult and dangerous, at times, Wimpy. And, starting salaries are certainly not high – roughly $42K – but because of the union they do have better benefits than most jobs. “Paid vacation, paid sick leave, and retirement funds. In addition to a salary, compensation includes longevity pay, holiday pay, and uniform allowance, along with opportunities for overtime.” (from the site) And, according to that site, after 5 1/2 years they should be making roughly $85K! And, optional retirement at one half salary after 22 years of service! I worked in banking for 24 years, and I never got to $85K, and they don’t give me squat now that they downsized me. And, an annual $12,000 Variable Supplement Fund (upon retirement)! So, like many jobs/professions, they have to pay their dues before they’re paid *fairly*.

    I used to enjoy Paul Harvey, as a kid, because I liked his staccato delivery more than what he was usually saying. I think he was decidedly conservative, and he tended to over-simplify things that aren’t really simple. But, he was an iconic American.

    I don’t think most cops are inherently racist, just as I don’t think that most are psychologically unfit for the job. But, the ones who are . . . are out there. And, I think for the most part the good (majority) cops know who the bad/weak eggs are. A rotten egg stinks! There is no logical reason to hold onto it. You’ve got to get rid of it, because it will stink up your fridge (police dept). It will stink up your kitchen (city). And, it can stink up your entire house (the country). Tear down the “blue wall of silence”, and work to make the police department the positive force that they were always intended to be. Only then will they be more widely admired and respected . . . instead of feared, and too often reviled.


  3. 3 lwc June 5, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    I’m just now comprehending what it meant when George Floyd cried for his mother who was deceased two years prior.

    Maybe he was close enough to death that he could sense her presence.

    That could be a bit of evidence that the spirit world is not far away.

    Does anyone see that differently ?

  4. 4 Wimpy June 5, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Hey Unc, I respecfuly disagree..You have my E-mail address reach out and I’ll give you my phone number and we can talk. If not no biggie..GO BILLS. Wimpy

  5. 5 unclerave June 6, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    I might be a little busy today, but I sent you an email, Wimpy. I’ll check back later. — YUR

  6. 6 lwc June 6, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    I agree with most of what you wrote, unc, but I’m not so sure the cops who know better will actually turn-in the so-called “bad eggs”.

    What happens if you’re is caught in a bad situation needing the bad egg for cover ? Will he cover you right-away or wait until the suspect shoots you first ? Or, will he shoot the suspect and you while blaming it on the suspect ? It’s not like that stuff doesn’t happen.

    We know there are some departments with actual criminals wearing badges. They just haven’t been caught, yet.

  7. 7 unclerave June 6, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    What’s the old expression? You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs! It’s going to take a systemic/cultural change, lwc. The academies have to change, as earlier stated. And, most Internal Affairs Bureaus have an idea of who the current bad/questionable players are. I’d let them remove the worst, and have it serve as a warning to the rest. The lesser bad actors would have the option of resigning, or repenting. We’d likely lose some good cops in the process. I wouldn’t put it on the fellow cops to report the bad ones . . . initially. But, they’d have to know/be told how things are going to be, going forward. And, of course, I’m just a guy who writes a blog. The powers that be are not coming to me for my suggestions. They are the ones who will need to work things out. I think it’s fair to say that things will not change overnight. But, things cannot go on as they have . . . for far too long.

    — YUR

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