|Posted by Sherlock Pwahrow on December 7, 2017 at 9:15 PM|
What's in a name? Sports stadiums offer up for the highest bidder the naming rights to the home of the local sports team; and so often will sell off the heart and soul of the community along with it. Great for bottom lines, but for fostering a sense of civic pride, no so well. Just so the California Highway Patrol is up for sale to organized crime. Oh it is just as well that you dear reader have been shielded for so long from the fact that there are no shortage of rats in the California Highway Patrol who willingly subvert their sworn duties to moonlight for wealthy patrons. Lending their god given shields to sully the name of law enforcement. In that unfortunately it is no different than Sonoma County's other police and fire agencies. Due to the limitations of jurisdiction, the Highway Partol was created to bridge the gaps between the different police agencies where they lose their authority. Great and that fulfills an ongoing need for full enforcement of the law. What is it like though for the officers themselves, for they develop little sense of community fighting law enforcement's battles. Because of that the Highway Patrol doesn't really belong to one community. They are, instead not members of any community, a roving faceless shock troop. And if they are in line with the overwhelming majority of other police agencies nationwide, mostly white supremacists dispensing lethal force disproportionately to blacks and other minorities. Yet the white law abiding citizen need not be smug in this regard. Because when one portion of the population can be so targeted, how far behind can other groups whom may fall out of their favor be? The police who for decades and maybe even centuries have systematically deprived the blacks and other minorities of impartial enforcement of the law. Is law enforcement for sale, ask any black. Though the author be white, he might presume to assert that blacks and other minorities would be well pleased if for once they could be treated equally before the kangaroo courts instead of bravely bearing the ongoing in field assassinations as well documented by smart phone cameras throughout the USA. The Highway Patrol pays lip service to the concept of diversity yet on the whole they remain lily white and like it just fine that way thank you kindly.