As many of you TransGriot readers are aware of, we had a Harris County sheriff’s deputy named Darren Goforth murdered as he pumped gas in his police cruiser Friday night. Shannon Miles, the suspect in the killing was captured Saturday, charged with capital murder, and arraigned in court this morning
But what has pissed me and many folks in H-town off was our appointed Republican sheriff Ron Hickman using his Saturday press conference about the Goforth killing to attack Black Lives Matter.
The motive for the killing has not even been established by detectives investigating the murder of Deputy Goforth, but Hickman was quick to blame the Black Lives Matter movement and suggest Shannon Miles did so in retaliation for unpunished death by po-po killings of African-Americans around the country..
Hickman claimed the “dangerous rhetoric” against law enforcement has “gotten out of control,” and went another step too far . “Cops’ lives matter, too,” Hickman said, “So why don’t we drop the qualifier and say lives matter.”
Because as far as you and your fellow white conservatives are concerned Sheriff Hickman, white lives are the only ones that matter, which is what you demonstrated when you selected an all male predominately white command staff mere weeks into taking over for former Sheriff Adrian Garcia.(D).
It’s why we Black folks have to remind your asses constantly about our humanity. It wouldn’t be necessary to quantify that Black Lives Matter if your
fellow police officers around the country didn’t show so much contempt
for those Black citizen lives of all ages and genders they are supposed to protect and serve.
Sheriff Hickman, since you`re decrying inflammatory rhetoric, how about you start in your own vanillacentric law enforcement house? How about you calling on your brothers in blue to chill with the racist rhetoric they spew every time they mount over the top defenses of those predominately white `bad apple` police officers that get away with killing civilians that far too often share my ethnic heritage?
And how about taking the step of ending the practice of being Officer Friendly in white areas of town but Officer Oppressor in mine and other non-white neighborhoods? Black Lives Matter is not anti-police as far too many white GOP
voting law enforcement people and FOX Noise has tried to paint them.
They are anti police abuse and want accountability and transparency in
police policies, practices and punishment for rogue officers.
That’s a problem that has existed well before the formation of Black Lives Matter. This negativity between Black people and the police didn’t just pop up
since Ferguson, it has historic roots that predate it, and you need to
get out of your vanillacentric privileged bubble along with DA Devon
Anderson and recognize that.
So Sheriff Hickman, how about you recognize the fact that Black Lives Matter didn’t create the problem that white dominated police forces have created.for over a century and demonstrating the leadership you so far haven’t done so to help solve it?