Sadly, gun violence, community fear, POLICE ANXIETY and educator’s frustrations can all be linked to America’s expanding Culture of African American Child Abuse, Neglect and Maltreatment that nationally popular American recording artists and victims of Childhood Trauma, Abuse, Neglect & Maltreatment Kendrick Lamar and the late Tupac Shakur REPEATEDLY mention in their music, or speak about during interviews.
Ending UNJUST HUMAN OPPRESSION of American children that deprived depressed, angry, frustrated, suicidal thinking Kendrick & Tupac, as well as countless American children from experiencing a fairly or wonderfully happy American kid childhood with SAFE STREETS to travel and play on, will in my opinion sharply reduce police fear, concerns and anxiety when dealing with Americans of African descent.
Before concerns for my changing attitude as well as REAL concerns for my emotional and physical well being caused me to flee/abandon/transfer from a Brooklyn, NY community, I spent the first twelve years of my police career serving the community Shawn Jay Z Carter joyously raps about attempting to destroy with his indiscriminate 24/7 drug peddling trade protected and enforced by his crew/posse/gang’s semi-automatic ‘Mack Millis’.
Sadly, young American kids like Shawn Carter, the late Tupac, the late Freddie Gray, as well as Kendrick, his three siblings, his numerous cousins, many neighborhood friends, elementary and JHS classmates DO NOT have the option of packing up and leaving their mad world behind them when their mad world begins affecting their ability to remain sane, or being able to discern knowing or caring about right from wrong.
My twelve years of experiences as a Brooklyn, NY cop, robbery and murder investigator during the 80s-90s tell me some police officers need to do a better job of remaining professional, adhering to their training, keeping cool and not allowing the human suffering and UNJUST HUMAN OPPRESSION of children and teens many witness on a daily basis to erode their humanity or basic human respect for others.
Just as my experiences dealing with many depressed, angry sometimes suicidal people (NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers) who were victims of potentially life-scarring Childhood Trauma, Abuse and Neglect tells me some married and single-moms need to do a MUCH better job of raising, nurturing, socializing and supervising newborns, infants, toddlers and children who mature into fairly or wonderfully happy, reasonably responsible teens and adults respecting themselves, their peaceful neighbors and the authority responsible for maintaining peace in all American neighborhoods.
Doctors Ross and Dietz offer insights into how our Early Childhood Development plays a key role in determining the type of individual we mature into.
Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment, addressed inmates at Ironwood State Prison offering a compelling overview of the role that exposure to Childhood Trauma plays in the lives of Emotionally Troubled and chronically ill American teens and adults.
At 2:12:25 in this documentary about Mafia hit-man and victim of Early Childhood Trauma/Abuse, Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski, Dr. Park Dietz explains why young Richard most likely developed into a emotionally disturbed, paranoid, cruel, heartless teen and man who did not give a frig about anyone else, including his wife and kids.
(NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers)
Black Women, Suicide, Depression, Self Harm & Mental Health; PSA from Abiola Abrams
Kendrick Lamar Talks About ‘u,’ His Depression & Suicidal Thoughts (Pt. 2) | MTV Video News April 2015
American (Children’s) Lives Matter; Take Pride In Parenting; End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator’s Frustrations
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