|Now is the time for inner city supporters of police not to be drowned out by skeptics or openly anti-police elements. We pay the price of violent crime, drug trafficking and disinvestment due to lack of safety more heavily than any other Americans.
Police, not career criminals masquerading as advocates nor delusional reformers, are our natural allies in fighting back against these conditions. Too many urban youth and adults die from cross fire or, even more callously, genocidal assaults on rivals’ families.
Black Lives Matter and statue stalkers of confederate monuments won’t march for these victims nor intimidate gangs the way they do elected officials.
Safety has no color and is created by active public and police partnerships, regardless of zip code. Lack of safety, however, does have a color, red. It’s prominently seen at crime scenes across America. Creating more safety by supporting and allying with police can change this picture.