They are employed to protect us –
Not to terrorise!
But some abuse their power –
Fail to empathise.
Full of prejudice and hate
Some dispense brutality.
Based on race and colour
They vent hostility.
They need holding to account!
No-one is above the law!
We need to monitor their actions
So they know the score!
The police should be there for all
Majority and minority.
This society should be a melting pot
Of equality and plurality!
Opher – 5.6.2020
We shouldn’t have to fear the police, but we do. We should not suspect them of exercising their prejudices, revelling in their power and using unfair tactics, but we do.
Having been the wrong end of a lot of police harassment and wrongfully being booked a number of times, solely based on the length of my hair, I know exactly what it is like to be an ethnic minority in the UK.
In the USA it is worse. They are armed.
If you are black you risk being shot.
It may be a minority but it tarnishes them all.