By Junior Mayema,
Um….since i arrived in the United States November 20, 2014, there are endless protests here in America about police brutality and killing of black men and kids here is the Hashtag about this critical situation over here #BlackLivesMatter, it is terrible that in 2014 and after electing a president who is a person of color by the majority of americans racism is still deeply rooted and rampant in the American society back in South Africa where was transiting as refugee in order to come here, they had a situation similar to this racism over here, it was called apartheid that killed millions and that got one of my hero Nelson Mandela to spend almost his entire life in jail but now apartheid is over, it is more economical gap between the riches and the poors, most of black south africans are poors and it is bad as well while i was there we witnessed the shootings in Marikana as a reminder of what Karl Marx warned about the revolution of the proletarians and as a victim of police brutality, i am urging police officers in the USA to stop using racist brutality and attacks while in duty and those who engage in those misconducts be held accountable immediately and of course not all white people are racists and not all police officers are violent here is an article on how and why the president of this country want violence stopped:
President Barack Obama strongly condemned the killing of two New York City police officers, calling on Americans to “reject violence.”
“I unconditionally condemn today’s murder of two police officers in New York City,” Obama said in a statement. “Two brave men won’t be going home to their loved ones tonight, and for that, there is no justification. The officers who serve and protect our communities risk their own safety for ours every single day – and they deserve our respect and gratitude every single day.”
Obama continued: “Tonight, I ask people to reject violence and words that harm, and turn to words that heal – prayer, patient dialogue, and sympathy for the friends and family of the fallen.”
An earlier White House pool report noted that Obama had been briefed on the situation while vacationing with his family in Hawaii.
The officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, were shot dead Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn, New York. The gunman, whom police identified as 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, shot the officers while they were sitting in their squad car outside a housing project in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. The gunman fled the scene to a nearby subway station, where he shot and killed himself.
“Today two of New York’s finest were shot and killed with no warning, no provocation,” NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said. “They were, quite simply, assassinated — targeted for their uniform and for the responsibility they embraced to keep the people of this city safe.”