Hello my WHIHH family. There have been some distracting images circling the internet since the death of Mike Brown and Eric Garner. Police brutality has never been in the light like it is today. But its time to let our judicial system and the world know that we are not afraid just for nothing. There are plenty of videos, witnesses and a multitude of credible sources that back us on our fear and this picture does not fall short of the reason.
This NYPD officer was photographed by a bystander…or maybe not. We’re not 100% sure of the origin of this picture but the fact is it doesn’t matter. This photo was posted on social media on December 3rd, one day after the judgement that the police officer that caused the death of Eric Garner in New York will not be indicted.
Now, regardless of the time-frame that this picture was actually taken, whether joking with a friend or throwing the finger up at NY protesters, the officer has on a uniform and is in his NYPD vehicle that symbolizes power, protection and authority. Where at in the US can one have on their work uniform, do profound actions and not be reprimanded or face the consequences of their actions? I know I can’t. And I’m sure this happens all over the world, not just the US. And this just goes to show that some of the people selected to protect and serve don’t give a damn about any of that….Its just another check to them.
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Heather B Nyce