by Nadra Enzi, Contributing Writer
As the recently released dashcam video of a Chicago cop shooting a young Black man inflames sensibilities, let's use Thanksgiving to rise above their mayor's stealth "let no crisis go to waste" ploy to rile up the 2016 progressive vote.
My concern about unaccountable police isn't over-ridden by unpardonable racial politicking done by this former high-ranking member of the Obama administration. Instead, I'll take this explosive instant to thank America's first responders who risk life and limb to assist, regardless of race, reputation, religion or region.
Urban safety is the 21st Century civil rights movement and good cops are our best allies as we secure and counsel ourselves.
I've heard the frustration of officer complaints about Black hostages left vulnerable to violent crime. This vulnerability is due to politically correct refusal to take thugs off inner city streets... and high-handed hostility when we practice self-defense! I thank you, our first responders, for colorblind concern and want the record to reflect it.
Good cops on urban beats bring solace to senior citizens whose survival of Jim Crow doesn't promise escaping today's chocolate Klan in one peice. They give distant decision makers insight into locales unknown to
outsiders. I also know whether said insight becomes policy is another matter.
A good cop working beside inner city stakeholders is worth his or her weight in gold. Decades of advocacy introduced me to such gems and Thanksgiving is the perfect time to express gratitude. As an inner city hostage opposing crime and contempt, I thank those first responders who treat stakeholders here as partners in protection and long delayed progress.
Happy Thanksgiving, first responders – some in the Hood appreciate you!
Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, A Hostage Who Fights Back! http://www.gofundme.com/capblack