The Year’s Biggest Social Justice Stories – The New York Times

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The Year’s Biggest Social Justice Stories

via The Year’s Biggest Social Justice Stories – The New York Times.

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American Journalist Charles McRay Blow (born August 11, 1970)

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In regard to American social issues, NYTimes contributor Charles Blow writes, “The death of Sandra Bland in Texas and the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement to curb police violence,…”

During one of her 2015 video presentations, Ms. Bland indirectly speaks about Child Abuse and Neglect that in my experience often causes abused young children to develop into depressed, sometimes suicidal teens and adults (NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers) lacking empathy, compassion and respect for themselves as well as their peaceful neighbors.

Much like Ms. Bland, many Americans characterize these abused, severely damaged kids who mature into emotionally damaged teens and adults, as “Gang-bangers or Thugs.”

I prefer to offer a more honest view of Gang-bangers and Thugs, characterizing them as victims of Childhood Abuse and Neglect inflicted on them by immature teen girls and women who irresponsibly begin building families before acquiring the skills, PATIENCE and means to provide their child or children with a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood.

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/sandra-bland-indirectly-speaks-about-child-abuse-and-neglect-harming-her-quality-of-life-and-community/

As for the The Black Lives Matter movement and its supporters, no doubt they have legit and credible concerns. Policing and our CJS should constantly be examined and amended or updated as our society evolves or when there are inequities found.

However, my beef with the BLM is they ignore one of the primary reason for why I believe some police fail to act in a manner consistent with their training and our laws.

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/2015/11/28/is-police-misconduct-and-child-abuse-neglect-intertwined/

I am going to be very frank.

There is a significant population of immature teen girls and women raising and nurturing depressed, sometimes suicidal children who mature into Gang-bangers and Thugs, full of anger and resentment for being irresponsibly introduced to a life of hardships and struggle by their immature parents.

During the twelve years I provided police services to the Brooklyn, NY community Shawn Jay Z Carter raps about attempting to destroy with his 24/7 drug trade and semi-automatic Mack Milli, these angry, depressed sometimes suicidal Gang-bangers and Thugs caused me to fear for my safety whenever I was working in this community or traveling to and from work in this Brooklyn community.

Witnessing on a daily basis the emotional and physical harm inflicted on peaceful people by Gang-bangers and Thugs slowly ate away at my empathy and compassion, changing me into a jaded person experiencing fear and anxiety while working to help and protect my peaceful African American neighbors living or working in this community.

When I was assigned to this Brooklyn community the NYPD required me to serve the community for two years before it would consider honoring a transfer to another community.

I lasted nearly twelve years before concerns for my personal safety and emotional well being caused me to request a transfer to a more stable community.

Essentially Gang-bangers and Thugs, aka victims of Childhood Abuse and Neglect caused me to abandon a community I considered my second home because I spent so much time there.

The truth is cops are humans with different tolerances for emotional pain. My tolerances allowed me to serve this community for nearly twelve years before I realized that for my own emotional and physical well being I needed to leave.

However, individual cops have different tolerances for witnessing and dealing with the pain of others. Some can go thirty years without being affected by witnessing human sadness on a daily basis, while from the very beginning of their careers, some officer’s minds are not equipped to deal with the mayhem, chaos and human sadness they witness on a daily basis.

More honesty. When I became a cop I was ignorant to the fact that less than thirty miles from my home residence, there was a significant population of depressed teens and adults who did not give a flying hoot about human life, including their own.

I had no idea that on a near-daily basis I would be dealing with and pursuing depressed, sometimes suicidal young teens and adults armed cheap or high power firearms they used to protect drug operations or to forcibly remove property from their peaceful neighbors in order to purchase dangerous drugs offered by neglected and unsupervised teens like Shawn Jay Z Carter.

Frankly, I am seriously disappointed that virtually no one with a national voice, such as Mr. and Mrs. Obama or the members of the Black Lives Matter movement, are addressing the issue of Child Abuse and Neglect in African American communities.

Childhood Abuse and Neglect is seriously important issue that I believe is at the root for much of the police misconduct being reported by American citizens.

Honestly, it peeves me off that a significant number of people like Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar, Tupac Shakur, Dwayne Lil Wayne Carter, Michael Singleton and untold number of developing children much like them are being raised and nurtured to embrace the Street Life culture, and when they begin emotionally or physically harming their peaceful neighbors, resulting with the police being called to intervene or investigate allegations of criminal and/or anti-social behaviors, the police are often criticized or lambasted for manner in which they deal with angry, frustrated, unpredictable sometimes suicidal teens and adults full of rage and resentment for being introduced to a life of pain and struggle by immature “living wild” (Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar’s characterization of his parent’s community harming lifestyle) caregivers.

I will never make excuses for police acting outside the scope of their employment. Though I will offer my opinions for why some police officers become jaded, fearful and anxious, resulting with some officers crossing the line, failing to maintain their professionalism and civility.

The question all concerned, compassionate Americans should seriously be asking ourselves, our elected, civil, social, community and religious leaders is, “What real substantial changes in our society’s attitude and laws need to occur to prevent abuse that often causes young kids to mature into depressed, frustrated, angry, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults as a result of experiencing the emotional and/or physical trauma of an abusive childhood?”

Peace and Happy Holidays!

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Take Pride In Parenting; End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator’s Frustrations

Is Jaye DeBlack incorrect about his assessment of many SINGLE MOMS and how they are emotionally harming a substantial population of our nation’s children by irresponsibly building families out of selfishness – instead of caring and love between two committed adult partners?

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Emotional Abuse

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/2015/06/04/dr-joy-degruy-addresses-black-depression-violence-and-healing/

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Sandra Bland Indirectly Speaks About Child Abuse and Neglect Harming Her Quality of Life And Community

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Social Activist Sandra Bland

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/sandra-bland-indirectly-speaks-about-child-abuse-and-neglect-harming-her-quality-of-life-and-community/

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Victims of Child Abuse

This video depicts horrific examples of men who were victims of childhood abuse and neglect, conditioning a young teen to embrace ‘The Street’ culture Baltimore Mom of The Year failed to protect her teen son from…not to mention representing the fear peaceful people living and WORKING in the community experience knowing depressed, angry, unpredictable teens and young adults need to vent their angers and frustrations for being introduced to a life of pain and struggle by irresponsible, “living wild” single moms and/or dads.

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A little girl, catching a cool breeze from an air conditioning unit in the yard, was blindsided by another child about her same age, who had evidently had some practice with fighting fierce. The small victim wasn’t alone, as there were plenty of nearby witnesses, who could have protected her but didn’t because they were too busy recording the brutal beat down and encouraging it. | Written By Amanda Shea

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Depraved Indifference for Human Life?

What I see in this recorded act of criminal child abuse, is adults conditioning children to embrace the cycle of child abuse, child maltreatment and violence passed down from generation to generation by depressed Americans who are content living in the poverty they are primarily responsible for fueling when irresponsibly birthing children from selfishness, instead of the love between two committed adult partners.

Unedited Mirror:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=798_1437634337

red-dotVictims of Child Abuse – Brooklyn, NY:

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/black-child-abuse/

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/brooklyn-ny-newborn-raised-to-be-a-baddd-boy/

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/brooklyns-boom-box-mom/

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/victim-of-abuse/

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Nationally Popular Victims of Early Childhood Abuse and Neglect

Read popular American rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur (Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) lyrics to learn about his love-hate relationship with his mom, his great disappointment with his dad, and about Tupac’s frequent suicidal thoughts.

Read about how Tupac’s drug addicted mother accepted proceeds of the harmful anti-social acts Tupac raps/writes about committing against his peaceful neighbors. I have to tell you, reading Tupac’s lyrics brings back a lot memories of the horrific emotional child abuse I witnessed during the nearly twelve year I provided police services to Shawn Carter’s community.

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Shawn “Jay Z” Carter (born December 4, 1969) is another victim of child abuse/neglect who raps/writes about the physical harm and fear he caused to his peaceful neighbors and community.

Reading Shawn “Jay Z” Carter describe the pain he caused to his neighbors and community, brought back painful memories, causing me experience much of the same anxiety and pain I experienced from personally witnessing the physical and emotional pain young Shawn Carter caused to individuals as well as an entire housing complex and surrounding neighborhoods.

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In 1987, the same year emotionally depressed 2015 Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar was born, songwriter Suzanne Vega wrote a song about child abuse and VICTIM DENIAL that was nominated for a Grammy.

Suzanne nailed it, parents and caregivers do the most horrific things to their kids, yet many kids will defend their abusers, blaming themselves for their “blues,” bruises and injuries before admitting a parent/caretaker harmed them.

“Yes I think I’m okay I walked into the door again
Well, if you ask that’s what I’ll say

And it’s not your business anyway”

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Victim of America’s expanding and shameful *National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect,* aka *Poverty*, that for decades has deprived untold numbers of emotionally abused and neglected young developing children from experiencing and enjoying a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood!

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#TakePrideInParenting
#EndChildAbuseNeglect
#ProtectKidsFromIrresponsibleCaregivers

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17 YO Boy Caught On Video Doing Crime Yet Black Mom Still Defends The Thug Blames Cops! – YouTube

via 17 YO Boy Caught On Video Doing Crime Yet Black Mom Still Defends The Thug Blames Cops! – YouTube.

Speaking of moms denying their children’s poor and criminal behavior.

After witnessing her son acting in a depraved manner toward human life, Baltimore Mom of The Year Toya Graham told CNN’s Anderson Cooper, “At no time is my son a thug.”

I wonder what Ms. Graham had to say when she saw the picture posted on FB of her teen son smoking a blunt and holding a firearm.

Baltimore Mom of the Year is one of the State Sponsored Terrorists TJ repeatedly speaks about, she is one of many teen girls and women of African descent aiding in destroying the lives of newborns, infants, toddlers, children and teens by selfishly depriving them of enjoying a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood.

Peace.

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Take Pride In Parenting; End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator’s Frustrations

Is Jaye DeBlack incorrect about his assessment of many SINGLE MOMS and how they are emotionally harming a substantial population of our nation’s children by irresponsibly building families out of selfishness – instead of caring and love between two committed adult partners?

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Emotional Abuse

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/2015/06/04/dr-joy-degruy-addresses-black-depression-violence-and-healing/

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Sandra Bland Indirectly Speaks About Child Abuse and Neglect Harming Her Quality of Life And Community

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Social Activist Sandra Bland

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/sandra-bland-indirectly-speaks-about-child-abuse-and-neglect-harming-her-quality-of-life-and-community/

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Victims of Child Abuse

This video depicts horrific examples of men who were victims of childhood abuse and neglect, conditioning a young teen to embrace ‘The Street’ culture Baltimore Mom of The Year failed to protect her teen son from…not to mention representing the fear peaceful people living and WORKING in the community experience knowing depressed, angry, unpredictable teens and young adults need to vent their angers and frustrations for being introduced to a life of pain and struggle by irresponsible, “living wild” single moms and/or dads.

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A little girl, catching a cool breeze from an air conditioning unit in the yard, was blindsided by another child about her same age, who had evidently had some practice with fighting fierce. The small victim wasn’t alone, as there were plenty of nearby witnesses, who could have protected her but didn’t because they were too busy recording the brutal beat down and encouraging it. | Written By Amanda Shea

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Depraved Indifference for Human Life?

What I see in this recorded act of criminal child abuse, is adults conditioning children to embrace the cycle of child abuse, child maltreatment and violence passed down from generation to generation by depressed Americans who are content living in the poverty they are primarily responsible for fueling when irresponsibly birthing children from selfishness, instead of the love between two committed adult partners.

Unedited Mirror:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=798_1437634337

red-dotVictims of Child Abuse – Brooklyn, NY:

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/black-child-abuse/

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/brooklyn-ny-newborn-raised-to-be-a-baddd-boy/

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/brooklyns-boom-box-mom/

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/victim-of-abuse/

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Nationally Popular Victims of Early Childhood Abuse and Neglect

Read popular American rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur (Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) lyrics to learn about his love-hate relationship with his mom, his great disappointment with his dad, and about Tupac’s frequent suicidal thoughts.

Read about how Tupac’s drug addicted mother accepted proceeds of the harmful anti-social acts Tupac raps/writes about committing against his peaceful neighbors. I have to tell you, reading Tupac’s lyrics brings back a lot memories of the horrific emotional child abuse I witnessed during the nearly twelve year I provided police services to Shawn Carter’s community.

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Shawn “Jay Z” Carter (born December 4, 1969) is another victim of child abuse/neglect who raps/writes about the physical harm and fear he caused to his peaceful neighbors and community.

Reading Shawn “Jay Z” Carter describe the pain he caused to his neighbors and community, brought back painful memories, causing me experience much of the same anxiety and pain I experienced from personally witnessing the physical and emotional pain young Shawn Carter caused to individuals as well as an entire housing complex and surrounding neighborhoods.

knutesniche.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/shawn-jayz-carter-brooklyns-finest.png

In 1987, the same year emotionally depressed 2015 Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar was born, songwriter Suzanne Vega wrote a song about child abuse and VICTIM DENIAL that was nominated for a Grammy.

Suzanne nailed it, parents and caregivers do the most horrific things to their kids, yet many kids will defend their abusers, blaming themselves for their “blues,” bruises and injuries before admitting a parent/caretaker harmed them.

“Yes I think I’m okay I walked into the door again
Well, if you ask that’s what I’ll say

And it’s not your business anyway”

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Victim of America’s expanding and shameful *National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect,* aka *Poverty*, that for decades has deprived untold numbers of emotionally abused and neglected young developing children from experiencing and enjoying a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood!

#TakePrideInParenting
#EndChildAbuseNeglect
#ProtectKidsFromIrresponsibleCaregivers

Malia Obama Allegedly Played Beer Pong While Touring Brown: Photo – Us Weekly

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Malia Obama has been touring colleges as of late, and it appears typical student activities haven’t been excluded from her schedule — and by student activites, we mean parties.

via Malia Obama Allegedly Played Beer Pong While Touring Brown: Photo – Us Weekly.

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Personally, I much rather see Malia rolling a doob…less likely to harm herself or others.

#TakePrideInParenting
#EndChildAbuseNeglect
#ProtectKidsFromIrresponsibleCaregivers

How Making and Not Making Drug Arrests Threatened My Police Career

How Making and Not Making Drug Arrests
Threatened My Police Career

Originally published: January 7, 2015

In the 1980s after completing NYPD academy training I was assigned to a lower Manhattan precinct Neighborhood Stabilization Unit (NSU) where for another six months, field training officers continued educating me about a new career I was looking forward to learning about and excelling in.

My first encounter with a public-stoner occurred when I was assigned to a foot patrol post covering a downtown New York City park. After arriving on post, part of my duties and responsibilities is to inspect my post to insure it is free of hazardous conditions and safe for public use.

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While inspecting the park I observe a young man wearing a black leather jacket embossed with a few heavy metal band logos, sitting on a park bench rolling a joint.

I approached the young man, willfully ignoring my sworn duty to arrest people I observed actively committing a crime, (possessing marijuana that is viewable in public is a misdemeanor) I advise the young man to leave the park, knowing that if a police supervisor observed my actions, I could be brought up on police department charges and specifications, and as a probationary rookie summarily terminated for failing carry out my sworn duty in accordance with my training and PD guidelines.

Fortunately for me, the stoner, and the residents/business owners who like seeing a uniformed police officer patrolling their neighborhood park, the stoner peacefully walked away. Had he objected I would have arrested him and spent some time processing the arrest at the precinct while sitting down, enjoying a cup of coffee, chatting with other cops, and for the first time in my new career learning the ins and outs for processing a misdemeanor arrest.

However, I decided not to arrest this young man because I believed patrolling this park was more of a priority than wasting police resources on a irresponsible, yet otherwise peaceful and compliant citizen. Plus, I did not want to garner a reputation as a cop who makes “BS” collars. I became a police officer to help identify and lock up dangerous people, not peaceful knucklehead stoners.

A short time after cutting the stoner some slack I spy him sitting on another bench puffing away in close proximity to a few moms who gathered to chat as they gently rocked their baby laden strollers.

Of course I had to laugh before once again approaching the head-banger, this time with the intention of elevating the level of police action I take.

Though again I failed to properly carry out my official duty and disregarded my training when instead of charging him with a criminal “misdemeanor” complaint for burning marijuana in public, which would have required time processing the arrest, I issued a summons for ‘unlawful possession” of marijuana, a “violation” of law, not the more serious misdemeanor charge.

After issuing the stoner a summons answerable in criminal court at a later date, I advised him he will be arrested the next time I see him possessing or burning in public, no ifs ands or buts, he will be cuffed and confined in a detention cell while I process the criminal complaint I will bring against him.

Again, the stoner was cooperative and left the park with a yellow criminal court ticket in his pocket instead of handcuffs shackling his wrists.

Afterwards the moms called me over, thanking me for taking police action and helping to keep their park safe.

As I acknowledged their appreciation I wondered if they would feel the same if they were aware I did not follow my police training and the law while trying to keep them feeling safe?

I wondered how they might react if they learned I was brought up on internal police department charges for not fully carrying out my duties and responsibilities in accordance with PD procedures and NYS law?

One thing I did not ponder was if these ladies thought I would have acted differently had the stoner been sporting a bushy brown afro and wearing a Public Enemy T-shirt.

I didn’t consider this because under the same circumstances, I would not have treated differently, a peaceful complaint stoner with a bushy brown afro.

Several years later this incident was put in perspective when I arrested a man who possessed over six-hundred decks of heroin after I stopped and questioned him as he exited a known narcotics location. At the time I was in a precinct anti-crime plainclothes detail, which was around the same time some Bklyn cops had gone rotten and caused the department to react with policies that inhibited police work.

decks-heroinOne policy was that precinct plainclothes units were to refrain from making narcotics arrests. I was absolutely fine with this policy because I was more focused on identifying people carrying guns and committing robberies.

However I also realized people who deal drugs carry weapons so when we spied a well dressed young man wearing a sports coat with a huge bulge in the breast pocket locking the front gate of an abandon looking storefront at a location known for narcotics trafficking, we decided to have a conversation with him and learn what he is about. Sadly for him he acted nervous and made some furtive moves that led to a pat-down and the discovery of a huge cache of heroin that I could not ignore.

Honestly, we were not looking for drugs. We approached this man because the circumstances and our experience told us he may possess a firearm. With all the hoopla the department was making over narcotics arrests and its genuine concerns for preventing and/or identifying more rotten blue apples, we really did not want to get on the department’s radar by making drug arrests.

I mentioned this man possessed an abundance of dope that “I could not ignore.” Does this mean there were occasions I did ignore illegal substances people possessed? You bet there were…and you do not hear those who benefited praising the cops who let them go when they were caught red-handed with a small amount of dope.

During the period I was assigned to a anti-crime detail focused on “preventing violent street crimes” I was one of the cops a small segment of the NYC community is beefing about.

My partner and I would review crime reports looking for unidentified suspects with unique descriptions or characteristics, and then patrol the areas where the suspects were last seen. We also carried several department photos of people wanted for violent crimes in our assigned precinct, as well as prominent cases in other precincts and Boros.

Isn’t this the type of police work a majority of the public expects officers to do when looking for people alleged to have engaged in criminal conduct?

What would be the point of recording perpetrator’s descriptions if the police did not follow up and actively attempt to locate people who matched the description of suspects wanted for committing street crime(s)?

I realize this is where the crux of some people’s beef lies. Being detained and questioned on the street by police officers is an event I’m certain most of us do not appreciate. I also understand there are officers who act less than professional when dealing with the public. I really wish they would get a clue and keep their personal feelings out of police work when dealing with a public that often shows the police disrespect and in some cases overt hatred for police authority.

I worked with a few cops who did not know when to keep their mouths shut, often escalating a situation for no legit reason other than to express their personal feelings. I did not like these cops at the time and I certainly did not like them when I became an investigator. Unprofessional cops made my investigative job more difficult in that, often I had to gain the trust of a complainant or witness before gaining their cooperation.

With that said, when I was assigned to the anti-crime detail we focused on identifying perpetrators of violent street crimes and burglaries. I can’t tell you how often I detained and questioned a person who matched the description of a bad guy, patted down and/or searched a detainee and discovered a small quantity of marijuana or other illegal substance.

Now, after discovering the small amount of drugs I have a choice to make. My bosses and their bosses expect me to make felony arrests for guns and violent crimes, which I am trying to do. However, in the process of locating violence prone people I encounter many people with small amounts of dope in their pockets.

Hmm..what do I do? Arrest every person I find with a small amount of dope, thereby upsetting my supervisors who expect me to be arresting violent criminals…or do I ignore making a drug arrest, remind the doper that he/she could be arrested, but today is his “lucky day,” admonishing him to remember my good-will and generosity after I intentionally fail to arrest him?

Frankly, if I began arresting every person I caught with illegal drugs, my assignment as a plainclothes anti-crime cop, which is a department career path toward detective duties, would be short-lived.

This is a topic that many cops would not openly discuss, though I have a feeling many NYC people have benefited from the generosity and good-will of many officers who work in high crime communities and do not see the point, or benefit, for arresting every person they observe violating drug laws.

If the people grousing about police arresting a disproportionate number of “black people” for drug offenses were to learn how many cops overlook drug offenses committed by “black people” they might change their tune from outrage to embarrassment. However I do not expect the dopers who benefited from police good-will to stand up and be counted.

Getting back to the man I arrested with six-hundred decks of heroin tucked in his sports coat pocket. A few days after the arrest I am standing behind the precinct’s front desk when the precinct Integrity Control Officer (ICO) walks up and begins inspecting the precinct Command Log. As he is looking at the log he matter-of-factly comments to me, “Since when is anti-crime making narcotics arrests?”

As I mentioned, at the time the department was dealing with the aftermath of a few rotten Bklyn cops, putting pressure on supervisors to be on the look-out for more rotten cops, so I understood the ICO was just doing what he is told to do.

However, I was still a little peeved that I was indirectly being told I should not be arresting people possessing huge amounts of heroin for sale.

Especially annoyed in light of the fact he knows my partner and I make many gun collars and sometimes things like locking up a guy with hundreds of glassiness filled with poison for sale is unavoidable. This ICO was a gentleman and solid boss who knew his stuff, but the department’s policy at that time was forcing him to place me in a position where if I wanted to further my career, I may have to jeopardize my career by not making a drug arrest that I am legally bound to make when I observe illegal drug activity or possession.

So instead of being offered a small “atta-boy” for what I believed was a pretty decent drug arrest, my career path within the department was being threatened for making this Class A-II Felony narcotics arrest.

Now, what do I do when I come across another dope peddler, and believe me there were plenty in this community at that time. So many peddlers they were shooting and killing each other over turf wars. One drug gang even set up a practice firing range in the basement of a semi-abandon multi-story apartment building.

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Jay Z, Beyonce and child.

Do I protect my career if I encounter another drug peddler, or do I follow my department’s printed guidelines and make the arrest, placing my future career with the department in jeopardy?

Years earlier when I was a probationary rookie I placed my own career at risk by not following the printed PD procedure for dealing with a person possessing and burning marijuana in a public place.

Year later, after making a heroin arrest that was frowned upon by my supervisor, once again my police career was being placed at risk, only this time it was for actively making a quality drug arrest.

While it is not perfect I have nothing but praise for the NYPD. Throughout my career I acted like a gentleman and the department treated me like a gentleman. I could not ask for anymore.

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I write about and share evidence of America’s MUCH IGNORED, oppressive, potentially life scarring black or African American MATERNAL CHILD CARE #T_H_U_G_L_I_F_E NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS that I, as well as a growing number of my reasonably responsible, caring, concerned American and foreign born neighbors believe is impeding our black or American neighbors of African descent from experiencing the equality and respect all peaceful, reasonably responsible Americans are entitled to enjoy.

“The Hate U Give Little Infants Fvvks EVERYONE” ~Tupac Shakur

“We need more people who care; you know what I’m saying? We need more women, mothers, fathers, we need more of that…” ~Tupac Shakur

Unfortunately, before he developed the confidence to properly promote his #THUGLIFE Child Abuse AWARENESS concept, Tupac was brutally murdered by OTHER emotionally or mentally ill victims (May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suic!de by Black Children Surprises Researchers – The New York Times) of America’s Culture of African American Child Abuse, Neglect and Emotional Maltreatment evolving from America’s multi-generational, ignorant, once legal Culture of Racism.

Much like Tupac I’m sorry to pick on moms, though since ancient times they are the primary caregivers we look to keep our young minds feeling SAFE, protected, cared for and loved right from our start.

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The late American urban-TRUTH-teller, Tupac Shakur

 

“How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime” – Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Peace.


“I agree that SINGLE MOTHERS are DESTROYING their sons.” ~Neko Cheri


“BLACK MOTHERS CORRUPTING THEIR DAUGHTER’S” ~LadyMocha



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“America’s Firm Resolve to End Childhood Abuse and Neglect”

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Obama Discusses Criminal Justice Reform Sept 2015 [Video]

Mr. Barack Obama

“As a society, we have to acknowledge that there is something wrong when we are locking up this many folks, with this kind of frequency, concentrated in a handful of communities in cities, and towns, and counties across this country.” —President Obama

Mr. Barack “Common Sense” Obama is not alone in ignoring the PRIMARY reason why a “handful” of American cities, towns and communities experience a higher rate of arrests. I noticed his good friend, Reverend Al Sharpton in the audience, another American who wishes to ignore our expanding National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect that for decades has deprived countless numbers of children from experiencing and enjoying a fairly happy American kid childhood with Safe Fun Neighborhood Streets to travel and play in.

Child abuse is a crime. Child Neglect is a crime. Child Maltreatment is a crime.

All or one of these offenses are crimes that many developing children’s bodies and/or minds – children residing in a “handful” of American cities, towns and communities – experience before they graduate from elementary school.

During the most critical period of a human’s emotional and psychological development, countless children are being subjected to these crimes against children and society by their own immature moms and/or dads who selfishly and irresponsibly begin building families before acquiring the skills, PATIENCE, and means to properly raise and nurture young developing minds.

I spent nearly twelve years providing police services to the NYC housing community and surrounding neighborhoods American rap performance artist Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter writes about attempting to destroy by selling crack cocaine to his depressed – often emotionally scarred by early childhood abuse – neighbors who often resort to violence or other crimes against people or property when acquiring funds to purchase Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter’s highly addictive and life inhibiting drug.

Mr. Obama believes drug dealing is a non-violent crime, yet Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter raps/writes about using his semi-automatic “Mack_Milli” to protect his crew/gang and drug operation from rival drug gangs, while at the same time causing fear to peaceful people through intimidation and threats of violence.

I’ve been in the vicinity of the Marcy Houses, witnessed muzzle flashes, heard semi-auto firearms report its gunfire, investigated the property damage, and/or the human physical and emotional damage Shawn or his crew, or their often severely depressed addicted customers, caused to peaceful people on a 24/7/365 basis.

Shawn Jay Z Carter himself is a victim of child neglect, admitting he was a preteen when he shot his older substance abusing brother with a firearm for stealing from a family member.

Frankly, I am becoming weary of educated “Common Sense” people ignoring experienced, sensible leaders like Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke.

Using his ordinary “Common Sense,” Sheriff Clarke goes right to the ‘bottom-line’  identifying who is responsible raising and nurturing depressed children, often maturing into depressed angry, frustrated, unpredictable teens and adults full of resentment for being introduced to a life of hardship and struggle by their immature caregivers, mostly single moms.

Using my ordinary “Common Sense” I ask myself, “If Baltimore Mom of The Year Toya Graham had built a smaller family she could more easily provide for, nurture and supervise, would her young teen son be in The Street attempting to cause grave harm to peaceful people attempting to protect Ms. Graham’s peaceful neighbors from emotional and physical harm often caused to innocent people by depressed, angry frustrated teens and young men who are peeved for irresponsibly being introduced to a life of struggle and hardship?”

I do not mean to exclusively pick-on Ms. Graham, she is one of countless immature, IMPATIENT teenage girls who succumbed to and perpetuates the generational cycle of Child Abuse and Neglect (aka, Poverty) that deprives countless numbers of children from experiencing a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood. Just like the gunfire and muzzle flashes Shawn Carter writes/raps about, I have witnessed the sadness and despair of young children being victimized by mothers who 2015 Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar describes as “living wild.”

Other frustrated Americans have taken to YouTube, creating channels, producing video recordings expressing their personal experiences and opinions for why many American teen girls and women of African descent are doing a substandard job of mothering their young children.

There are many YT channels focused on “hoodrats, rachettes, ect…too many!

I’ve followed YTers David Carroll, Tommy “Mr. Madness” Sotomayor and more recently RingoTVRaw. Each one of these men has their own style for expressing their thoughts and apparent frustrations about a sub-culture of severely immature, “living wild” American women of African descent.

In substance, each one of these men, two are dads with daughters, address the same issue I write about….maternal responsibility, or more accurately, maternal irresponsibility.

I’m with Sheriff Clarke, we need to re-examine society’s child protection and welfare laws.

Cameras on cops…cool….it’s about time.

Even cooler is cameras in the common areas of homes that develop a public track record for requiring extra supervision when raising and nurturing our nation’s young.

If we do not take affirmative action to protect children, “the ghetto” will continue to thrive, fueled by poor parenting, resulting with depressed kids maturing into depressed teens and adults who often vent their angers and frustrations on their peaceful neighbors, instead of the person(s) responsible for introducing them to a life of hardship, pain and struggle.

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Restore Pride In Parenting; End Child Abuse & Neglect

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https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/2015/06/04/dr-joy-degruy-addresses-black-depression-violence-and-healing/

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Victims of Child Abuse:

Read popular American rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur (Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) lyrics to learn about his love-hate relationship with his mom, his great disappointment with his dad, and about Tupac’s frequent suicidal thoughts.

Read about how Tupac’s drug addicted mother accepted proceeds of the harmful anti-social acts Tupac raps/writes about committing against his peaceful neighbors. I have to tell you, reading Tupac’s lyrics brings back a lot memories of the horrific emotional child abuse I witnessed during the nearly twelve year I provided police services to Shawn Carter’s community.

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Shawn “Jay Z” Carter (born December 4, 1969) is another victim of child abuse/neglect who raps/writes about the physical harm and fear he caused to his peaceful neighbors and community.

Reading Shawn “Jay Z” Carter describe the pain he caused to his neighbors and community, brought back painful memories, causing me experience much of the same anxiety and pain I experienced from personally witnessing the physical and emotional pain young Shawn Carter caused to individuals as well as an entire housing complex and surrounding neighborhoods.

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In 1987, the same year emotionally depressed 2015 Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar was born, songwriter Suzanne Vega wrote a song about child abuse and VICTIM DENIAL that was nominated for a Grammy.

Suzanne nailed it, parents and caregivers do the most horrific things to their kids, yet many kids will defend their abusers, blaming themselves for their “blues,” bruises and injuries before admitting a parent/caretaker harmed them.

“Yes I think I’m okay I walked into the door again
Well, if you ask that’s what I’ll say

And it’s not your business anyway”

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‘Jay Z’ Raps About Child Abuse, The Fear and Harm He Caused to Peaceful People

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Shawn “Jay Z” Carter (born December 4, 1969)

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Hello. I try to calmly relate my experiences during the 80s-90s when I provided uniform and investigative police services to the Brooklyn, NY community where preteen American child named Shawn Carter, born 1969, later known as “Jay Z‘, a popular urban storyteller and recording artist, is reported to have shot his substance abusing sibling for stealing property.

However, I am told my writings are not always sensitive. I apologize if frustrations, anger and disappointment seeps into the my accounts of regularly witnessing a significant number of developing newborns, infants, toddlers, children and teens being irresponsibly raised, nurtured, socialized and poorly supervised by SELFISH, immature, apathetic MATERNAL CAREGIVERS failing to recognize that placing ABOVE ALL ELSE the EMOTIONAL WELL BEING of their child(ren) will most likely result with a fairly or wonderfully happy child maturing into a reasonably responsible teen and adult respecting themselves, their peaceful neighbors and the authority responsible for maintaining peace in all American neighborhoods.

Early in my police career when I was assigned to young Shawn Carter’s Brooklyn, NY community a few of my training officers advised to be prepared to experience “culture shock.” When I asked what is meant by “culture shock,” I was told, “You’ll find out.”

Soon I did find out what “culture shock” is, though it was not a culture of violence and harmful anti-social activities many were insinuating I would be shocked by.

The aspect of this Brooklyn, NY community that shocked me to the core was witnessing significant numbers of children being emotionally scarred by a Culture of Child Abuse/Neglect, aka Poverty” that Kendrick Lamar, born 1987, a popular American urban storyteller, as well as a victim of horrific CRIMINAL Child Abuse, Neglect & Maltreatment, raps and speaks about some twenty-five years after I first witnessed the Culture of Child Abuse/Neglect that today CONTINUES harming many developing human beings and American communities.

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Grammy Award Winner Kendrick Lamar, a tormented, emotionally ill/disturbed popular American urban storyteller performs at the 2015 BET Awards.
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Kendrick Lamar – Victim of Family and Community Gang/Gun Violence

red-dotAfter being assigned to assigned Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant I spent the next twelve years of my life regularly witnessing the grief, emotional trauma as well as physical pain (or worse) young Shawn Carter and his crew/posse/GANG were responsible for causing to peaceful people living or working in Brooklyn’s Marcy Houses and surrounding neighborhoods/communities. Neighborhoods where morning, afternoon, evening and late night gun battles often erupted between competing drug peddling crews/posse/GANG’s.

At least two or three times a month schedule changes resulted with me sleeping in the station house dorm, where I made sure I slept on a lower bunk away from a window, JUST IN CASE an errant or deliberate gunshot decided to seriously disturb my rest period.

It was during these sleepovers I learned I was ignorant to the FACT that many of my peaceful American neighbors had the option at bedtime of counting nearby or distant gunshots in addition to sheep, Gummy Bears of my personal favorite, thatched wooden baskets filled with Newfoundland puppies.

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Newfoundland puppy – believed by many to be the most kid friendly critter on our tiny blue orb.

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I’d like to offer my perspective and evidence for why I believe Shawn Carter and many of his crew/gang members are victims of child abuse/neglect.

Born in late 1969, nineteen months before deeply troubled popular American urban storyteller Tupac Amaru Shakur, born 1971, Shawn, Tupac and many kids in his crew/posse/GANG were born to people seriously harmed by centuries of human ignorance and OPPRESSION.

During the 1960s laws were created to EDUCATE & PREVENT Americans from being harmed by systemic racism. Society created well-intentioned, though flawed social assistance policies that understandably, many depressed, emotionally ill, discouraged, justifiably peeved, angry Americans took advantage of.

Sadly, Shawn and Tupac are two of many American kids introduced to life by depressed, emotionally ill, discouraged, peeved, angry Americans I witnessed emotionally harming, neglecting and failing to supervise their children during the dozen years I was responsible for protecting peaceful Brooklyn residents from the anti-social acts committed by abused, neglected, depressed children maturing into emotionally damaged teens and adults who often vent their anger and frustrations by harming their peaceful neighbors, often resulting with police and our CJS becoming involved in their lives.

The peaceful people I was attempting protect from harm included my civilian co-workers and their families, most all moms residing in the community, facing stresses and challenges that for the most part my parents did not have to deal with. The moms I worked with struggled to keep their kids safe from the negative influences presented by depressed, angry, frustrated children who were emotionally abused and neglected by their irresponsible “Living Wild” (Kendrick Lamar’s characterization of his parent’s lifestyle) parents or caregivers.

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In this poorly titled “crime” documentary about NYC gangs in the 70s, proud gang member Little Carmen tells the interviewer, “Like our family wasn’t really there for us, so our family was the gang.”

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Frankly, if I had not become a Brooklyn cop during the 80s-90s serving the community Shawn Carter raps about enslaving and TERRORIZING with his 24/7 drug peddling trade protected and enforced by his gang/crew/posse’s semi-automatic ‘Mack Millis’, I would not have a clue why for decades significant numbers of POPULAR urban storytellers and American music performers of African descent travel around our nation and tiny blue orb informing American kids and our foreign neighbors that American girls and women, aka the MATERNAL half of our population, should be viewed and treated as less than human ^itches and ^hores unworthy of basic human respect.

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Countless times I witnessed peaceful struggling or working people and their families fearing for their safety as they were forced to experience and witness the bloody aftermath resulting from Marcy Houses teen and young adult drug dealers using their deadly weapons to maintain their reputations as violent dangerous young men who should not be messed with.

I personally witnessed the pain, helplessness and fear peaceful people experienced after they were confronted by young, depressed, unpredictable, angry, frustrated victims of child abuse, maltreatment and neglect, much like Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter and the depressed young people in his crew experienced during a critical period in their childhood development.

Often, I hear people saying American rappers came from “tough/rough backgrounds,” yet I rarely hear people, especially overly compassionate, clueless Caucasian females, ask why his background was so tough, or show any sign they even care. I guess it is easier to ignore other people’s pain when they are trying to earn cash for the media corps paying them to put a smiley face on rappers and hip hoppers.

My experiences serving a Brooklyn, NY Rap Hip Hop influenced community for nearly a dozen years revealed to me why Shawn’s background was so tough, but you don’t want to hear a cop describe the pain and misery I witnessed children suffer when born to a immature, irresponsible and/or apathetic mother.

So I’ll ask you to read the lyrics to Mr. Tupac Shakur’s ‘Dear Mama’ to learn who is responsible for children like Shawn Jay Z Carter maturing/developing into young teens and men that vent their anger and frustrations upon peaceful people in many struggling communities. Take your time, read and comprehend what Tupac is saying about his childhood and how his caregivers failed him. Learn how Tupac’s mom accepted ill-gotten proceeds of harmful anti-social acts Tupac writes/raps/admits committing against his peaceful neighbors and their community.

Continue reading “‘Jay Z’ Raps About Child Abuse, The Fear and Harm He Caused to Peaceful People”

2015 Grammy Winner Kendrick Lamar Reveals He Is A Victim of Horrendous Child Abuse/Neglect That Scarred Him For Life

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Kendrick Lamar – A victim of America’s expanding & shameful ‘National Epidemic of Child Abuse & Neglect’

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In his Grammy award-winning Rap Performance titled “I”, Kendrick Lamar writes, “I’ve been dealing with depression ever since an adolescent.”

After looking at the Rap lyrics written by Kendrick, I recognize he and I have both tread in similar worlds or communities.

Kendrick doing so as a depressed adolescent, me as an often frustrated uniformed NYC police officer dealing with children suffering from depression. In my experience, depressed children who often resort to committing anti-social harmful acts against their peaceful neighbors.

I’d like to share one of my experiences in dealing with a child who was suffering from depression that apparently resulted from frustrations and anger he felt toward his mother.

I try to calmly relate my experiences, though I am told my writings are not always sensitive. I apologize if my frustrations seep into the my accounts of personally witnessing child abuse, as well as its effects on developing infants, toddlers, children, teens and their communities.

red-dotI am processing a mid-teen I arrested for stealing food and fighting to keep it when he got caught. I called his mother before speaking with him, when she arrived at the precinct I escorted her to the juvenile detention room, where the teen went-off on her, sharply criticizing her for ignoring him, for ignoring his brothers and sisters, blaming his mother for the situation he is in.

The kid was in tears as he verbally pummeled his mother, suggesting she did not love any of her children and the only reason she had them was to collect welfare to escape living with her own crazy, drug addicted mother.

I stood there numb, watching one of the most heartbreaking and disturbing, yet insightful moments I ever witnessed in my career. The kid had a mental breakdown venting what I assumed were years of built up frustration and disappointment.

Appearing unaffected by her son’s torment and outburst of emotion, his mother did not protest her child’s accusation, nor did she seem concerned about his fragile condition as she left the interview room “for a smoke” while he was still sobbing.

What do I say to this kid? How do I deal with a depressed child who believes he is not loved by his own mother?

What are his perceptions of me as a person responsible for protecting and helping people, yet I can’t help fix his problems, instead I arrested him?

This mother who apparently raised an emotionally abused and maltreated child said she was going for a smoke and never returned, abandoning her child, leaving him in the care and custody of the City of NY.

I spent an hour trying to locate her before transporting the kid to a juvenile detention facility, which due to the kid’s emotional state was probably best for both of them at that time.

Not that many are concerned with spending/wasting government money, but this mom’s refusal to love, nurture and accept responsibility her child being released to her custody cost the City of New York four hours of overtime that evening.

Four hours of overtime earned while dealing with an unloved, angry, frustrated, depressed child who at fifteen-years-old was charged with a crime because he wanted food to feed himself and his siblings.

Frankly, that was four hours of OT I could have lived without, though what I gleaned from this experience gave me more insight into the mind of a child born to a woman some pejoratively characterize as a “Welfare Queen.”

Certainly, I wish I could cure the ills and trauma experienced by a child that feels unloved, however I cannot. Though I can relate my thoughts and comments for improving the lives of children born to mothers imbued with a “clueless” mindset for raising children, and toward life in general.

Society should no longer tolerate people making babies as a means to escape the dysfunction of their own care-givers. Society needs to rethink our policies for rewarding teens and young women with free cash for making babies born out of depression, immaturity and selfishness, not love between partners in a family type relationship.

I believe a part of the solution for protecting children from “clueless” parenting is to utilize the same camera technologies we are proposing/demanding our police officers use to protect them and the public.

I am hoping when camera technology proves its mettle in protecting police officers, as well as identifying officers who require further training or officers who have no business serving the public in a LE capacity, we will use that same technology to protect children by monitoring the common area of homes in which caregivers have established a track record for failing to properly raise, nurture and/or supervise their children.

Recently I watched a video that saddened me as well as enlightened me when I learned child welfare investigators test the hair of child abuse victims for “ambient” exposure to drugs.

Holy smokes, the numbers were critical. At the least cameras would expose signs of intoxication in homes identified as requiring extra care to prevent children from being emotionally and or physically harmed.

red-dotIn 1987 singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega garnered three Grammy nominations, including Record and Song Of The Year for her Top 5 hit about child abuse, “Luka.”

Suzanne nailed it, parents and caregivers do the most horrific things to their kids, yet many kids will defend their abusers, blaming themselves for their bruises and injuries before admitting a parent/caretaker harmed them.

“Yes I think I’m okay
I walked into the door again
Well, if you ask that’s what I’ll say

And it’s not your business anyway”

Most kids will clam-up rather than say an ill word about their abusers. However, I’ve met a few child abuse victims whose level of frustration with their caregivers pushed them to make poor choices causing the police to become involved…and subsequently reveal their true feelings, as the young teen I arrested in the anecdote I shared.

Kendrick Lamar writes, “I’ve been dealing with depression ever since an adolescent.”

I do not know Kendrick (see below)*, I’ve searched my memory file for times in my past when depression may have crept in. I can’t think of any as a kid, except for the time I forged mom’s signature on a 6th grade report card and got caught, sending mom into a rage I’d never witnessed before or after. She was wholly upset that I was a cheat and liar, engaging in an act contrary to all her schooling about honesty and truthfulness. Mom’s reaction made me depressed because I hurt and disappointed her, real bad.

Reading Kendrick’s lyrics I am certain he’s grown up knowing depressed kids like the fifteen year-old I arrested for thievery.

Suzanne Vega is a Grammy nominee who wrote lyrics about child abuse, Kendrick Lamar is a Grammy winner who wrote rap lyrics that include expressing signs of child abuse.

Considering he has decided to share his thoughts and experiences with the entire world, I am curious to know what Kendrick believes caused him to be a depressed adolescent? (Continue reading to learn the cause for Kendrick’s lifelong sadness)*

I am also curious to learn Kendrick’s opinion for why some/many of today’s lyricists characterize women as “witches and bhores in their music,” totally unlike the artists from earlier generations, almost all who praised and loved women – aka their moms, sisters, grandmas and daughters – in their music?

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Quentin is one of several YouTubers who offered kind and positive replies to my comments:

Quentin Coberley: “Much respect. Kinda changes my perspective of the police force and my accusations of certain individuals who stereotype or discriminate. But, none the less very good thought provoking thought and I agree 100% on asking why these music “artist” objectify women are call them bitches, or how every other word is nigga,money,bitch, or molly. Some music “artist” are truly pathetic. They need to create stories like rappers such as Kendrick, em,tupac,notorious B.I.G, and immortal technique”

Quentin Coberley wrote, Much respect. Kinda changes my perspective of the police force and my accusations of certain individuals who stereotype or discriminate.

Hi, Quentin.

Most of the men and women I worked with in the NYPD were raised and nurtured to embrace compassion, empathy and respect for all life. Most of my sworn, and civilian co-workers, many who also lived in this Brooklyn, NY community, were raised to be honest, truthful and to respect our neighbors.

After completing a year of classroom and field training, when they learned I was assigned to what was considered a “high crime” Brooklyn community, a few of my field training officers told me to be prepared for “culture shock”.

When I was told this I thought to myself, “what are they talking about, how much different can this American community be from my American community?”

I was a toddler when Motown was in its infancy, we grew up together as virtual friends. My Motown friends wrote and composed great music intended to make people smile and dance, which many of my friends and neighbors did when we enjoyed the music they shared with our tiny blue orb.

Before becoming a cop I worked in a service industry dealing with people from all backgrounds, this is when I learned that ALL my fellow humans, regardless of their background, have the capacity to be decent people or just plain jerks.

Plus, when our military deployed my dad to Korea as a mechanic, he met a black guy who grew up not far from him in Queens, NY. They became friends and upon returning from Korea, they opened an auto repair business, got married and started building their families. I was just a kid but as far as I could tell, the only difference between my dad and his friend/partner Jesse, was that Jesse had a dark complexion, a cooler hairstyle and seemed to smile more than my dad.

So what are my training officers talking about when they tell me I will experience “culture shock?”

Soon after being assigned to my new precinct I noticed that many people in the community, especially young men and teens, embrace a 24/7 attitude projecting, “I’m not in the mood to be messed with.”

I understand young people puffing their chests out, I grew up around more than I can count, I understand that in some communities acting fearless is a posture required for self-protection and to maintain a reputation, however I don’t understand why so many in the community are angry 24/7.

What really baffled me was the great number of young people in the community, guys and gals, who had uncontrollable tempers that often turned into seething rage, not only when dealing with the police, but when dealing with people within the community?

I was also puzzled by the attitudes of some/many young people toward the police. Sure, in my resident community we did not like the police messing with us when we were just trying to hang out and have some fun, but we respected the fact that the law kept our families safe and the officers were doing their job.

During the many times the police chased us off our hang-out corner or broke up our drinking and pot parties in the nearby state preserve, even when the police were less than professional in dealing with us, I cannot recall anyone taunting or overtly showing hatred toward the police. While some were not happy being “harassed” by the police, we knew they were right and we were wrong.

Anecdote:

One evening during my first week as a beat cop in my new precinct, I’m walking to my post along a residential city street lined with fairly nice brownstone homes when three teen boys walk by and begin taunting me, “Look at the shiny brand new cop with his shiny new badge and shiny new gun,” is one of the taunts I recall.

Can I be plainly honest? I was scared. I was a brand new cop who reviewed the crime reports for my beat before patrolling it on foot. I learned that on my tiny five block beat there were numerous crimes reported during the previous weeks and months, many of them violent and many of the suspects described by victims were teen boys.

Due to my inexperience and concerns for my personal safety I decided not to introduce myself to these community members. I continued walking not reacting to their taunts, experiencing my first encounter with a few young people I reasonably assumed were described as unnamed criminal suspects on one or more of the crime victim reports I read before walking to my post.

I continued walking to my post >>> wondering why I was subjected to unprovoked taunting and hate?

Later that week, not far from where the taunting occurred, I responded to a call of an unconscious male. I found two young hot dog vendors with bullet holes in their heads lying on the floor of their rundown rented storage garage. I watched the pool of blood expand as I called for back-up.

As a new cop this was not the first encounter with violent death. After completing my academy training I was assigned to a Neighborhood Stabilization Unit where I first witnessed the aftermath of homicide.

A married cable installer from Virginia is getting a hummer in his work truck when her pimp shows up and places a cannon size bullet through the installer’s head that also pierces a heavy steel security gate of a Bodega across the street from where the victim was parked.

I handled my first encounter with violent death pretty well, although shook up and disturbed that a person was killed over a few dollars, I tucked the event away in my mind’s “Experience” folder.

However, witnessing the aftermath of violence perpetrated against these two young people, who were working people no different from me, I began to develop a healthy wariness of dark complected humans.

Working in this community, it did not take long for me to understand what my training officers meant by “culture shock.”

However, after gaining some experience in serving this community I determined what my training officers characterized as “culture shock” had little to do with “black” culture, and had everything to do with a culture of “Child Abuse.”

A Culture of Child Abuse and Neglect that Kendrick Lamar, Tupac Shakur and dozens of other American rappers directly or indirectly describe in their lyrics.

Quentin, in the comments I initially published in this thread I wrote I had no idea why Kendrick was a depressed adolescent, though because of my life experiences I suggested the source of his depression was his home life.

During a LAWeekly interview in January 2011, Kendrick clearly explains what caused his early depression and why he continued to experience depression into adulthood.

“Lamar’s parents moved from Chicago to Compton in 1984 with all of $500 in their pockets. “My mom’s one of 13 siblings, and they all got six kids, and till I was 13 everybody was in Compton,” he says.

I’m 6 years old, seein’ my uncles playing with shotguns, sellin’ dope in front of the apartment.

My moms and pops never said nothing, ’cause they were young and living wild, too. I got about 15 stories like ‘Average Joe.'”

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Quentin, imagine you’re an elementary school kid being taught about how our society functions, learning right from wrong, being schooled to be a good citizen and to respect your neighbors. During your schooling you are introduced to DARE programs informing you about the dangers of using drugs and how they can seriously impair your ability to enjoy an emotionally stable and physically healthy life.

After class is dismissed you head home to parents who created a home environment Kendrick raps about or describes in this and other interviews.

Obviously these conflicts can cause a developing child/mind all sorts of concerns and confusion. In school Kendrick was being socialized to become an educated, peaceful person while at home he was being taught/conditioned to embrace anti-social values that cause great harm to his friends, neighbors and community.

Certainly it is not difficult to understand why Kendrick and many of his school mates developing in similar environments are depressed.

Most kids aren’t stupid, and neither is Kendrick.

As Kendrick matures and become knowledgeable about the ways of our world, he realizes the life his parents introduced him to is not the same life the media tells him most Americans kids enjoy.

As Kendrick matures he and his school mates in similar situations become resentful of their single or married caregivers who gave them a life filled with dysfunction, disrespect, struggle and emotional pain.

I have to believe that while dealing with his adolescent depression, many times Kendrick asked himself, “Why did mom and dad have so many children they could not afford to care for?”

“Why didn’t my parents have fewer children they could more easily provide for, nurture and supervise? Was I born from love, or to be exploited for a larger share of food stamps and social hand-outs?”

Excerpt from a January 2011 LAWeekly Kendrick Lamar interview:

“The hardest thing for me to do is to get you to know me within 16 bars,” the rapper says on a track…”Average Joe,” in which he relates a story of being shot at by a gang, even though he’s not affiliated. The problem isn’t that Kendrick Lamar can’t reveal himself. It’s that there’s too much he wants to reveal. His thoughts tumble furiously; words swarm so frantically that in one song he eventually chokes on them.”

For nearly a dozen years I witnessed hundreds of depressed children attempting to cope with the abuse filled childhood upbringing Kendrick raps or speaks about.

Consider the emotional torment a child experiences when being taught in school to be a good person, and at home witnessing activities he is being taught in school are harmful to him, his neighbors and community.

Young Kendrick wants to speak out and tell people he cares about to stop doing harmful, destructive things, though he knows if he does he’ll be looked down upon as a troublemaker, someone who cannot be trusted among many of his neighborhood peers, many who have been conditioned to “The Street” Baltimore grandmother Toya Graham feared her son Michael Graham-Singleton will become a part of.

Though witnessing Michael and many of his peers apparent depraved indifference toward peaceful human life charged with protecting peaceful people in the community from harm, I believe Ms. Graham may be too late to save her son from the emotional harm she caused him by building a large family she could not properly provide and care for…subjecting him to a life that caused he and his sisters to struggle…a life of poverty and hardships.

Other thoughts possibly tormenting Kendrick’s developing mind, realizing that if he ‘snitches’ trying to end the madness harming his family and friends, his parents will go to jail and he’ll end up living with other relatives just as “wild,” or he may end up placed in foster care.

Kendrick also knows if discovered, “snitches” pay a heavy price for impeding the flow of “Street” cash by snitching and getting brothers/sisters arrested. Kendrick realizes that as much as he wants the madness to stop harming people, he will be placing his safety and his family’s safety in harm’s way if he actually tries to stop it.

These are a few of the realities of the life Kendrick and many of his school mates were raised, nurtured in, and slowly conditioned to accept.

So yeah, compared to the average young American, I am certain Kendrick’s mind, as a developing child and an adult, is often ‘tumbling furiously’, perhaps contemplating furious thoughts about the people responsible for depriving him and his school mates of an average American life, in part because they built a large family they could not possibly expect to live an average, somewhat peaceful and happy life.

Quentin, early in my police career when I was assigned to this Brooklyn community I was advised to be prepared to experience “culture shock.” When I asked what is meant by “culture shock,” I was told, “You’ll find out.”

I did find out what “culture shock” is, though it was not a culture of violence and harmful anti-social activities many were insinuating I would be shocked by.

The aspect of this Brooklyn, NY community that shocked me to the core was witnessing children being emotionally scarred by a “culture of child abuse/neglect” that Kendrick Lamar raps and speaks about some twenty-five years after I first witnessed the “culture of child abuse” that today CONTINUES damaging many individuals and their communities.

In a October 2012 LAWeekly writer Rebecca Haithcoat interviewed Kendrick Lamar suggesting Kendrick’s, “songs are full of passion and pain.”

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Ms. Haithcoat is partially correct, though in my mind Kendrick’s words clearly describe the emotional pain he and his school mates suffered because they were given life by immature, irresponsible people who subjected them to horrific acts of child abuse and neglect.

Quentin suggested, “They need to create stories like rappers such as Kendrick, em,tupac,notorious B.I.G, and immortal technique.”

Quentin, these teens/men are writing about their experiences as emotionally abused/neglected children, or writing about the community-accepted/ignored abuse they witness depressed children experience that caused them to harm themselves and peaceful people in their community.

Personally, I find most Rap Hip Hop performances very depressing, as well as featuring sounds I have heard before…sounds that have been ‘borrowed’ or ripped from many of my peaceful, musically talented/gifted Motown friends.

Quentin, your reply to my original post in this thread tells me you are a rational, open-minded, empathetic person. You have my respect. 🙂

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http://www.metrolyrics.com/luka-lyrics-suzanne-vega.html

red-dotTupac Amaru Shakur born Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) was an American rapper admired by many, including Kendrick Lamar. These two men share something in common, they rap/speak about the child abuse they, many of their friends and school mates were tormented by as they developed into teens and young adults.

http://www.metrolyrics.com/thats-just-the-way-it-is-lyrics-2pac.html
http://genius.com/2pac-dear-mama-lyrics
http://genius.com/2pac-dopefiends-diner-lyrics/

red-dotFor several decades a majority American rappers have been sharing their tales of experiencing child abuse or witnessing their friends and school mates cope with depression caused by emotional abuse and neglect.

Seems for about the same period of time a good majority of Americans wish to ignore their loud, angry cries of child abuse.

In my opinion, many caring, educated, intelligent Americans are willfully ignoring the poverty, pain and struggle immature irresponsible females subject their children to, mainly by building large families that cause their kids to experience hardships many American kids do not experience because their parents acted responsibly when planning to build their family.

red-dotRecently, Tavis Smiley and O’Reilly were talking about poverty when Tavis stated he is one of ten children. Sadly, he revealed his nine siblings continue to struggle while he is the only one in his family to grow and prosper.

red-dotKnowing the negative influences of “The Street” culture in her community, Baltimore grandmother Toya Graham, while still a teen begins building a family of six children, one of whom, her teen son Michael Graham-Singleton, was observed trying to cause grave harm to humans attempting to protect peaceful people from harm.

In a CNN interview Ms. Graham strongly suggests, “At no time is my son a thug.”

Ms. Graham personally witnessed her son “acting with depraved indifference to human life,” yet she refuses to recognize her son is a damaged person, nor does she appear willing to accept responsibility for causing her son to develop into a angry, depressed child willing to join other depressed angry children in actively attempting to cause great harm to peaceful people.

In this writing I share my opinions of Ms. Graham and thousands of irresponsible moms across our nation much like her.

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/child-abuseneglect-is-baltimore-mom-toya-graham-perpetuating-poverty-prejudice/

red-dotIn my opinion, Kendrick Lamar’s description of his immediate and extended blood relative family pretty much explains why poverty and pain continues to harm so many children…poverty and pain caused by immature, irresponsible young women who really need to stop harming their kids. Beginning with building smaller families they can better care for and supervise.

Holding off building a family until acquiring some practical skills and life experience while still a teenager would also be very helpful in easing the pain and struggles of poverty many immature moms subject their children to.

I realize criticizing women and not criticizing men seems unfair.

Like it or not, agree with me or not, women are the givers of human life, and in most ancient and modern societies the primary caregivers and nurturers responsible for raising society’s young.

In America, each woman has an inalienable right to determine when she is prepared for motherhood. Married or not, men do not make that decision.

Before closing, please, let me make it clear that I was also serving/protecting the families of my civilian co-workers, most all were hard-working competent, caring mothers living in the community, and struggling to keep their children safe from influences of depressed children raised by immature, irresponsible mothers in the community.

A question/observation I frequently heard asked by my civilian co-workers and other caring, responsible adults living or working in the community:

“Do you see how she is raising that child!?”

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Take Pride In Parenting; End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator’s Frustrations

American citizen offering his opinion about SINGLE-MOMS harming their children.

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Emotional Abuse

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/2015/06/04/dr-joy-degruy-addresses-black-depression-violence-and-healing/

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Sandra Bland Indirectly Speaks About Child Abuse and Neglect Harming Her Quality of Life And Community

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Social Activist Sandra Bland

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/sandra-bland-indirectly-speaks-about-child-abuse-and-neglect-harming-her-quality-of-life-and-community/

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Victims of Child Abuse

This video depicts horrific examples of men who were victims of childhood abuse and neglect, conditioning a young teen to embrace ‘The Street’ culture Baltimore Mom of The Year failed to protect her teen son from…not to mention representing the fear peaceful people living and WORKING in the community experience knowing depressed, angry, unpredictable teens and young adults need to vent their angers and frustrations for being introduced to a life of pain and struggle by irresponsible, “living wild” single moms and/or dads.

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A little girl, catching a cool breeze from an air conditioning unit in the yard, was blindsided by another child about her same age, who had evidently had some practice with fighting fierce. The small victim wasn’t alone, as there were plenty of nearby witnesses, who could have protected her but didn’t because they were too busy recording the brutal beat down and encouraging it. | Written By Amanda Shea

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Depraved Indifference for Human Life?

What I see in this recorded act of criminal child abuse, is adults conditioning children to embrace the cycle of child abuse, child maltreatment and violence passed down from generation to generation by depressed Americans who are content living in the poverty they are primarily responsible for fueling when irresponsibly birthing children from selfishness, instead of the love between two committed adult partners.

red-dotVictims of Child Abuse – Brooklyn, NY:

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/black-child-abuse/

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/brooklyn-ny-newborn-raised-to-be-a-baddd-boy/

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/brooklyns-boom-box-mom/

https://knutesniche.wordpress.com/victim-of-abuse/

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Nationally Popular Victims of Early Childhood Abuse and Neglect

Read popular American rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur (Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) lyrics to learn about his love-hate relationship with his mom, his great disappointment with his dad, and about Tupac’s frequent suicidal thoughts.

Read about how Tupac’s drug addicted mother accepted proceeds of the harmful anti-social acts Tupac raps/writes about committing against his peaceful neighbors. I have to tell you, reading Tupac’s lyrics brings back a lot memories of the horrific emotional child abuse I witnessed during the nearly twelve year I provided police services to Shawn Carter’s community.

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Shawn “Jay Z” Carter (born December 4, 1969) is another victim of child abuse/neglect who raps/writes about the physical harm and fear he caused to his peaceful neighbors and community.

Reading Shawn “Jay Z” Carter describe the pain he caused to his neighbors and community, brought back painful memories, causing me experience much of the same anxiety and pain I experienced from personally witnessing the physical and emotional pain young Shawn Carter caused to individuals as well as an entire housing complex and surrounding neighborhoods.

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In 1987, the same year emotionally depressed 2015 Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar was born, songwriter Suzanne Vega wrote a song about child abuse and VICTIM DENIAL that was nominated for a Grammy.

Suzanne nailed it, parents and caregivers do the most horrific things to their kids, yet many kids will defend their abusers, blaming themselves for their “blues,” bruises and injuries before admitting a parent/caretaker harmed them.

“Yes I think I’m okay I walked into the door again
Well, if you ask that’s what I’ll say

And it’s not your business anyway”

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Victim of America’s expanding and shameful *National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect,* aka *Poverty*, that for decades has deprived untold numbers of emotionally abused and neglected young developing children from experiencing and enjoying a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood!

#TakePrideInParenting
#EndChildAbuseNeglect
#ProtectKidsFromIrresponsibleCaregivers