COLORED POLICE (32)
Historically, Colored American police have been of 3 types. Type I: the good Black/Brown ones who deserve respect for doing a dangerous job to protect the public. Type II: Colored police with good work intentions but discovered that being honorable could get them fired or killed by fellow White police. Thus, some adopted certain features of White “Killer” police. Type III are disoriented Blacks who still reel from effects of slavery; and ‘Browns,’ from ongoing racism. By having “Inside-Out” and “Upside Down” mindsets, they enthusiastically adopt the Indifference/Hate/Evil/Sadism (IHES) ways + inferior, subhuman mindsets of the very Brutes who originated those IHES ways. The Brute slavers of African American slavery, Brute post-slavery terrorists, and their today’s descendants continue to perpetuate practices of Kill/Take/Destroy/Dominate. So devastating was enslavement to Enslaved Africans that all had disorders of their minds—ranging from mild, slight, moderate, to extreme. Slave owners, being dedicated to fashioning “Ideal Slaves,” used the approach of thoroughly “beating down” and brainwashing the Enslaved into submission—i.e. into a state of animal-like docility. The objective was/is to have mindless, thoughtless, sub-humans who were/are completely subject to the will of Whites in every aspect of life. Those who submitted—the forerunners of Type III Black police–came to believe in slavery; to take pride in it; and congratulate themselves on how much better off they were than the “poor White crackers”. They became the “Slave Drivers” who supervised the working Enslaved in police type fashion. Some carried a wand with an iron tip heated red-hot in preparation to beat Slaves. In speaking of such a “Negro Breaker” who succeeded in crushing his spirit, Fredrick Douglass said: “We were worked in all weathers…. The longest days were too short for him, and the shortest nights were too long for him… until I was broken in body, soul and spirit … a man transformed into a brute!” Douglass mentioned at length the inadequate amounts of food, the inappropriate and limited supply of clothing, and the ever-present floggings — often for no reason. “There were no wages for slave work, no praise for well doing, no motive for toil but the lash”–all translating into a reduced incentive to work anymore than necessary to escape punishment.
Then there was the “Waiting Man”—often “House Slaves”—who would spy on fellow Enslaved. They were the rough equivalents of today’s Type II Black police officers. And so were the first African American police officers in the United States–known to be ‘‘free men of color’’ and serving as members of the New Orleans city guard in 1803. These men held their positions as a result of their status in the city’s unique multiracial society. They sought to establish their connection to the city’s White citizenry and distance themselves from the subservient reality of being Black in the South. Many of them absorbed the hostile atmosphere always generated by White “Killer” police who deemed all Black People to be “Faceless Monsters.” Hence, starting from slavery and continuing to the present, a typical reaction of many Black policemen, as one said, is he and other policemen of any race have a subconscious bias in how quickly to pull the trigger, but not when it comes to deciding whether to shoot a target. “When I would be in certain parts of the city and see young Black males, it would run through my mind, ‘What are they up to? Are they dealing?’ That’s because of what we’ve been bombarded with for so many years from so many different directions, including the media.” Because of Types III and II, at no time has the Black community in general found Black police officers to be of consistent benefit in protecting them from crime or in smoothing police–community tensions.
Instead, they view them as “colonial guards,” ruthless in unjustly “containing” crime within Black communities. They are known to infiltrate Black organizations in a “Waiting Man” capacity in order to feed information about Black life to White police. Their excuses model the euphemism pattern of White police and the media in substituting what is acceptable to the White community for their despicable deeds. Example: “We are acting as “investigative guides to Black behavior and the Black community. In short, Type III & II Black policeman have served and continue to serve as the guardian of White society, and most importantly, a controller of the Black population. Thus, they are rewarded for being “Ideal Slaves.” Type I, who display justice, are rarely rewarded. jabaileymd.comv