Thursday, October 09, 2014

To Protect and Serve - Not Fix Windows

"Broken window" policies, adopted by police,
Mean that petty crime arrests have seen a sharp increase.
It's supposed to help improve our quality of life,
But the bottom line is that it leads to racial strife.

Black, they say, is beautiful but when it comes to cops
It makes you the target of more "random" traffic stops.
Black makes cops suspicious and more likely to arrest
People they've subjected to a much more stringent test.

I believe that when police pursue a petty bust
They become the last one who a young, black man would trust.
Cops should be protectors - there to serve the public good -
Not someone whose job is to harass the neighborhood.

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