Time Magazine published an excellent article by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about the kerfuffle going on in New York city over two policemen who were murdered. The NY police are blaming the deaths on the people who are protesting against several high profile cases of police racism. They are also accusing the mayor of NYC and even Obama for the deaths.
Here’s just one short quote from the article. I encourage you to read the whole thing.
Police are not under attack, institutionalized racism is. Trying to remove sexually abusive priests is not an attack on Catholicism, nor is removing ineffective teachers an attack on education. Bad apples, bad training, and bad officials who blindly protect them, are the enemy. And any institution worth saving should want to eliminate them, too.
The point is, just because you protest about the actions of one (or even a small number) of policemen, doesn’t mean you are against the police. In fact, members of the NY police have certainly been guilty of other crimes.