We lost another officer. ANOTHER ONE to the 007th District. This time right outside the police station.
Our thoughts. We are losing this war boys and girls. The violence and the thuggery is taking over this city. We are losing not because we do not have the soldiers to fight the war. Oh no, we have the soldiers. Trust me. Myself and some of my staff work with them. They are some of the bravest, strongest and smartest people that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with(I am using the first person because this article is coming straight from the writer). We are losing because we have let our city, and neighborhood in some respects, be taken over by a political group that does not give two shits about their citizens or their police. They coddle up next to Ceasefire and reverends, who are probably so in bed with the gangs that it might be hard to tell the difference, just so they can retain power. These politicians believe they gain political power by throwing officers that sometimes operate in a grey area right under the bus. These officers are the same ones that are spilling their blood, sweat and tears in neighborhoods that do not truly appreciate what they are doing. Englewood being one of them. Our boys and girls in blue are itching for the opportunity to right the wrongs that they see daily, but can't because of fear they will lose their job over some grey area actions that are completely called for at this point. I don't blame them and nor should you. Changes need to be made.
There are sections of this city that are truly lost. Englewood is one of them. Now, I know we are going to hear speeches regarding how there are good people that live in Englewood and that they deserve to have protection. Fuck that. If those good people are there, then it is time for them to do one of two things. Either leave or stand up and fight for their neighborhood. Let them stand up and speak out for the police. Demand news coverage for their pro police and pro neighborhood rants. Speak clearly and to the point that anything that occurs in a police officers tour of duty that wanders into the grey area of policing, be considered as the right thing the police officer did.
However, until that day comes and until the evil starts acting good, we have a new proposal. Examine the taxes generated from that neighborhood and give them the protection that their neighborhood deserves in the form of taxes collected, not votes garnered. Then pull all of the resources out of that neighborhood because we are sure that money going into that neighborhood is well over money coming out. All of the extra units, all of the manpower, equipment, the police station, etc. Let the neighborhood fall on its own without taking the good along with it. Send all of those resources to our district or other districts where it is evident there is still good. I promise you, the people of Mt. Greenwood would not march against their police. They would welcome them with open arms and appreciate what they are there to do. We have lost enough good people in this war. If the politicians won't let us fight this war to win, then we are going to choose the battles we fight. Like fighting for Mt. Greenwood.
It takes good to kill evil. We have the good on our side. God knows it. The citizens of Mt. Greenwood know it. The politicians and the ones with power (media, reverends, etc) don't care about good unless it serves their political, power hungry interests. They will also embrace evil if it serves their political, power hungry needs. In the city as a whole, good vs. evil, evil is winning. In our neighborhood, good vs. evil, good is winning but evil is advancing. Let's put a stop to it. God is on our side.