There must be a change injustice, Obama contributes
The Chief Officer of Houston Police Force, Act Acevedo, has requested the president of United States of America, Donald Trump, to shut up if he doesn’t have something constructive to say as the country needs leadership now more than ever.
“Let me say this to the president of the United States of the house if you don’t have something constructive to say, just keep your mouth shut, because you are putting many women in their early 20s at risk and it is not about dominating but winning the heart of minds”, he castigated.
Recap that Mr President, Donald Trump recently called upon the state governors to dominate and not show sign of weakness.
Speaking further at Christian Amanpour programme, Acevedo noted that people shouldn’t confuse kindness with weakness as they don’t want ignorance to ruin what they have gotten, added that speaking from his colleges across the country.
“However, if you don’t have something reasonable to say, don’t say it because we need leadership now than ever. This is real life and real lives are at risk”, he stated in a veiled address to Donald Trump.
Acevedo hereby urged the American people to join the police and stand together as they have the choice to be peaceful, nevertheless, lift up voices.
“The focus remains on bad and criminal policing as it is not all about policing but about society and disproportionality of the thing going on in the country from education, health to food to everything, so please don’t react but love and engage to control our actions with our heart”, he rested.
Stressing further on the protest battle in the country over an African American man George Floyd, killed a White policeman, the former USA president, Barrack Obama, also contributed that he wrote out some thoughts on how to make this moment a real turning point to bring about real change and pulled together some resources to help young activists sustain the momentum by channelling their energy into concrete action.
“As millions of people across the country take to the streets and raise their voices in response to the killing of George Floyd and the ongoing problem of unequal justice, I’ve heard many ask how we can sustain momentum to bring about real change.
“Firstly, the protests represent a genuine and legitimate frustration over a decades-long failure to reform police practices and the broader criminal justice system. We should condemn the few who resort to violence and not the overwhelming majority who deserve our respect and support”, he lamented.
Relatively, Obama disclosed that the point of protest is to raise public awareness, put a spotlight on injustice, and to make the powers that be uncomfortable. But eventually, there is a need to translate those aspirations into specific laws and institutional practices.
“To do that, we have to know which levels of government have the biggest impact. Changing the federal government is important. But the elected officials who matter most in reforming police departments and the criminal justice system work at the state and local levels.
“I know the past few months have been hard and dispiriting. But watching the heightened activism of young people makes me hopeful. And if we can keep channelling our justifiable anger into peaceful, sustained, and effective action, this can be the moment when real change starts”, he rested.