It's historically accurate and unfortunately economical common sense that the poorer neighborhoods, (less voting and taxes collected) are impacted first, and most times the only ones impacted.
Black and Brown communities are and most definitely will be DISPROPORTIONATELY and adversely affected by our cry for defunding of police departments!
In the best of times, our communities are the first affected! For example, when is the last time you've seen a PAL program? I wonder how many even know what that was? Another example is the removal of the neighborhood patrol officers who we actually knew and who knew us. There were always the bad cops, but how many community officers do we still know on a last name basis, the ones who helped the people in the community and watched out for our kids, and not preyed on them?
We have to keep in mind that the well being of our communities and peoples arent a priority for this nation even when they have funding, and during all of the historical protests that we had to be made a priority!
How in HELL do we think our neighborhoods will be affected when we are protesting for it's defunding?
Even now, the system is allowing police to pull back it's policing, allowing for the likelihood of wide spread crimes committed against us, committed by the very same people who were starting the fires and looting during the protests!
Made even more possible by the automatic anonymity created by the nationwide use of face masks and gloves during this pandemic.
This effort to defund or the massive reallocation of funds does not benefit OUR communities! The enemy is engaged and invested in the long game. Too many of us are being blinded by and only seeing the distractions. Distractions meant to keep us busy reacting to them and attempting to extinguish all of the brush fires, wearing us out and wearing us down.
The devil and his minions are waging an all out battle in the assault on our 5 senses, forcing us to engage in a "justifiable" physical battle.
When even the spiritual among us are so engaged in the physicality of this ongoing struggle and fight for human rights, they are engaging less with the Creator who affirms His word in Ephesians 6:12 that tells us:
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
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