And so, the die is cast. If you understand what this article means, you understand the future is now.
|The Department of Justice demands white cops take these "I Am Darren Wilson" bracelets off in the St. Louis Metropolitan area...|
The present dictates the future.
No article, no speech, no action can outline what's coming more clearly than this...[DOJ asks Ferguson chief to stop police from wearing 'I am Darren Wilson' bracelets on duty, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9-27-14]:
The U.S. Department of Justice asked Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson on Friday to prohibit police officers from wearing “I am Darren Wilson” bracelets while on duty in Ferguson.
Christy Lopez, a deputy chief in the Civil Rights Division, told Jackson in a letter that residents had photos of officers, from unknown local agencies, wearing the bracelets.
“We are keenly aware of the importance of individual expression of opinions, even those that some find offensive, insensitive, or harmful,” Lopez said in the letter.
However, she continued, “these bracelets reinforce the very ‘us versus them’ mentality that many residents of Ferguson believe exists.”
This is at least the second letter from Lopez to Jackson this week. The first, dated Tuesday, urged Jackson to enforce department policies requiring officers to wear nametags.
“The lack of name plates,” she wrote, “makes it difficult or impossible for members of the public to identify officers if they engage in misconduct, or for police departments to hold them accountable.”
Jackson could not immediately be reached for comment about the requests.It is Us vs. Them.
It's always been that way.
It's just few people ever dared contemplate what 'us versus them' meant...
This game is not friendly.
It's not "two-hand touch."
The game is simply "Stand With Michael Brown" or else...