|A march against " Police Terror " was held this weekend in front of the US Attorneys office in New Orleans. It protested the recent plea deal brokered by a particularly elitist federal judge ( is there any other kind? ) named Kurt Englehart, on behalf of the disgraceful Danziger Bridge officers. |
Englehart, in all his arrogance, has given explosive ammunition to claims that Black lives don't matter. The next ambush of an NOPD officer can be laid at his feet, as well as those of the assailant.
Police terror was a harsh title for the equally harsh perception that the local legal system is against New Orleans majority population.
Taking the terror theme a little further we see: a department depopulated by an imperial mayor; federal oversight of the minutea of NOPD function to the point that crime fighting is crippled; a Public Integrity ( ? ) Bureau deeply mistrusted by officer and citizen alike and a violence plagued city whose pro-police stakeholders, if they have excessive melanin, have no access to police decision makers. There is police terror in New Orleans beyond that justifiably articulated in this march.
This department is terrorized by local and federal officials whose goals don't seem to include officer morale; fighting crime nor community relations beyond photo op meetings with excluded urban stakeholders.
The terrorist label can easily extend beyond the Danziger Bridge officers to include a Who's Who wgo terrorize good cops and good citizens to satisfy very bad intentions.
Terror is truly in the eye of the beholder. I behold terror as blatant micro-managing of policing and macro-manipulation of public opinion to the detriment of both groups.
-Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Your UrbanSafetyist; Brothers and Badges Together Advocate and SWS Founder. 504 214-3082. @nadraenzi on twitter.