I grew up in the burbs…in a bubble. I’ve had two traffic tickets in my entire life (and one was for not using my turn signal). Crime is foreign to me. I’m an in-denial, slightly naive, white woman in my 40’s. And I’m sick…and…tired of race cards, blame, and entitlement.
I feel kids aren’t being taught the basic values and principles these days: be kind, obey the law, respect your elders, study hard at school, and work your ass off. That is the only formula that a child of any ethnicity ever needs to know to be successful in this life!
Stop brainwashing your kids in to thinking that police officers are bad. Instead, encourage them to BECOME a police officer and be a positive force to other children in the neighborhood. Be attentive. Listen to them. Discipline them. Lead by example. Teach consequences for actions.
These things are FREE folks. It doesn’t matter where you are or what color skin you have or how much money you make. If you aren’t doing these things, then YOU are at fault and YOU are the problem. When you don’t build a home with a foundation, it is more likely to crumble. When you don’t raise a child with foundational principles, they are more likely to become criminals.
These people looting and rioting and setting businesses in their own town on fire…these are people with no regard to others. They are not at home feeling guilty for what they’ve done. They are planning their next theft. And when one of them gets arrested, or comes into harm’s way because of that theft, we’ll start this whole thing over as their family members blame it on the officer(s) instead of coming to terms with the fact that had their child NOT broken the law, none of this would have happened.
So can we just stop blaming others, take control of our own homes and families, and make this world a better place by simply making a choice to do the RIGHT thing?