For those of you who donâ€™t know Charles Barron, here is all you need to know. Charles Barron is a political opportunist made from the same mold as Al Sharpton. Issues such as crime, unemployement, homelessness and medicare seemingly have no impact on his motivations as an elected official in NYC. Charles Barronâ€™s sole political issue is the color of his skin.
First a little history on Barron before we get to his latest remarks regarding the NYPD. From Wikipedia:
Barron was arrested during his time as head of the Black United Frontâ€™s Harlem Chapter. In 1982, Charles Barron was arrested with Preston Wilcox from the Institute of African Research because they, with roughly 12 to 20 protestors, attempted to â€œforcibly removeâ€ a white employee from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. They intended to remove Robert Morris, a white historian, who was appointed chief archivist for the Center. They were charged with harassment and criminal trespassing.
Barron says he does not salute the flag or believe in the Pledge of Allegiance, saying the entire pledge is â€œa lieâ€ that states equality and justice for all, which are not true in America and were especially untrue in black history. In 2004, he strongly objected to a move by the City Council that would begin each meeting with a voluntary Pledge.
He also believes the police and the government are enemies more often than allies, citing violence and surveillance by the police and the government departments as proof. He has often spoken against police brutality, saying that crime is not the fault of the black community.
It is people like Charles Barron and the uneducated voters in his district who elect him that will soon be the demise of this once great city, and eventually the Country as well. Please understand when I refer to undeducated voters, it is not to imply that the members of the black community are not educated in a scholarly way, they are however uneducated politically. And votes for politicians such as Barron and Sharpton confirm that statement.
Below is an excerpt of Barronâ€™s speech in regardâ€™s to the Bell shooting courtesy of Suitably Flip:
What we need here is a regime change. What we need here is a radical, up, down, turn upside down â€“ this police department is out of control.
Any time, in any institution in America, racism permeates every institution in America. And the police department is no exception. And we donâ€™t care whether the shooters were Black, Latino, because the Negroes who were in â€“ the house Negroes during slave time, they were Black too. But slavery is still racist. So just because we got some house Negroes that will shoot us at the behest of their masters, once some of those police officers joined the police department, White, Latino or Black, they all turned blue. And because the victims are Black, we are under a racist, out of control police department.
I donâ€™t care what they say about me. They say Charles, youâ€™re a [undecipherable] radical. Charles, if you call for an explosion, that Iâ€™m the one thatâ€™s calling for violence. Let me tell you something. We need to let the system know that they have to fear us. They have no fear for us. And once you put the fear into some peopleâ€™s hearts, whether itâ€™s politically, economically, or physically, they will leave you alone.
So brothers and sisters, I want to say to you today, just as we said over and over again, if we donâ€™t get justice in this case, donâ€™t ask us to demonstrate again. If we donâ€™t get justice in this case donâ€™t tell us to be cool, to be calm.
Donâ€™t blame me, as a social forecaster, for forecasting an explosion, just like you donâ€™t blame the weatherman for forecasting the storm.
Weâ€™ll let everybody know that weâ€™ve had enough. Enough is enough is enough. Weâ€™re fired up. We wonâ€™t take no more.
And just because the shooterâ€™s skin color is like yours, the racism is that the victimâ€™s skin color is always ours. If those were three white guys, theyâ€™d be alive today. Enough is enough.
He then had the crowd chanting â€œBlack Power - Against the policeâ€. I firmly believe that Charles Barron should be arrested for his comments for attempting to incite a riot.
As I reported earlier:
The police have a disproportionate number of interactions with blacks because blacks are committing a disproportionate number of crimes. That fact comes from the testimony of the victims of those crimes, themselves largely black, not from the police. In New York City, blacks committed 62 percent of all murders, rapes, robberies, and assaults from 1998 to 2000, according to victim and witness identification, even though they make up only 25 percent of the cityâ€™s population.
The Barrons and the Sharptons of the world can scream and yell racism as much as they want to, but the statistics speak for themselves. Maybe if the so called black leadership spent more time advocating education and hard work and less time advocating violence from their communities, less incidents like the Sean Bell one would happen.