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Black Law Enforcement Responds to the resent Shootings of two Black men by Police

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As a national organization of Black Law Enforcement professionals, we send our condolences to the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

As Black law enforcement, when a questionable shooting arises to black people throughout America, we also feel the pain.

As Black Law Enforcement we are three degrees of separation when controversial police shootings happen. In many cases we know the victim, the victim is a family member, or we are the victims.

What is discouraging is that the media, community leaders, and our elected officials always ignore a genuine cause of police violence against Black people that is Institutional Racism in Law Enforcement and Economic Prejudice.

To date, police have killed 561 people, and the majority of the dead are people of color.

In an age of President Obama’s 21st Century Policing model, it has failed to change the culture of policing when it come to people of color and the have-nots.

The first step of the 21st Century Policing Model is Accountability, Legitimacy, and Transparency. For the people that are affected the most, these policies have not changed the despair or the lack accountability, when law enforcement unjustly kills a loved one.

Damon K. Jones
New York Representative
Blacks In Law Enforcement of America
914-525-5288

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mr. Jones is currently the New York State Representative of Blacks in Law Enforcement of America. Current member of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice.  From 2006 to 2010. He served as the North East Region President of the National Black Police Association and as a national board member and Chair of the National Membership Committee of the National Black Police Association. Mr. Jones has been a guest commentator on New York radio stations WBLS (107.5 FM), WLIB (1190 am) WRKS (98.7 FM), WBAI (99.5 FM) and Westchester's WVOX (1460 am). Mr. Jones has appeared on local television broadcasts including Westchester News 12 “News Makers” and Aljazeera America. You can now hear Damon every Sunday on the People Before Politics Radio Show on wwwinthmixxradio.com

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