Police in Several States Make Amends with Minorities: Commemorating January as Reverse Profiling Month
By Hasan Mahfouz
Los Angeles (CA)—not to be lumped with the CIA and the latest torture scandal plaguing the organization in recent weeks, police officers in six states will be honoring January as “White Ain’t Right Month”. The campaign created and endorsed by the Law Enforcement and Protection Agency of America will provide Caucasian males between the ages of 16 and 55 the same harassment and physical abuse many African, Latino and Muslim-Americans receive on a daily basis.
“We understand there has been a lot of unexpected racial tension and violence,” said Deputy Commissioner Jamie Dirks of the Los Angeles Police Department at a press conference held Thursday morning. But we’re here to tell everyone we want to be recognized as an equal opportunity service when it comes to getting your head bashed in.” Dirks, who provided no comment to the November decision of no-indictment to Officer Darren Wilson, accused of killing 18 year-old Michael Brown which led to demonstrations throughout the word, said while he is beamingly confident more “spooks, wetbacks and ragheads will get their fair share of jail time,” he wanted to provide assurance for ethnicities that there would be an increase in white harassment. “Please know we are doing what we can to avoid the race card, by giving empathy when we unleash on one of our own for kicks. It is our good faith gesture to you.”
2014 has been a difficult year for African-Americans and minorities with police in the United States. Asides from the Ferguson unrest that had gripped the country for much of the summer and fall, the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner made headlines due to an alleged choke-hold by New York police officer Daniel Pantaleo, who also was later not indicted took national attention. In addition, more outrage commenced in Cleveland this past month when further information was disclosed on the killing of 12 year-old Tamir Rice who also was shot by a police officer. Likewise, former Chicago Police Commander John Burge who was convicted of perjury for allegedly torturing 100 African-Americans is reportedly being released from jail after serving only 4 years in prison. With an exorbitant amount of pressure and appearing desperate, law enforcement agencies are trying to demonstrate fairness by scrutinizing the largest demographic.
A pilot launch of White Ain’t Right had already been initiated as a warm-up to next month’s commemoration. In suburban Houston, 6 men, all Caucasian were arrested last Sunday night for drunken and disorderly conduct at a bar after the Dallas Cowboys game. Typically they would be patted on the back and sent home by taxi, but officers on call allegedly tazed four of the offenders while hog-tying the other two and placing them in the back of their squad car. In Detroit, Arabs and African-Americans looked on while local police pulled over several college students from the University of Michigan, requested for the driver to show proof of insurance, then ripped up the documents and hauled them in for attempted assault and battery. “We are trying to show everyone you don’t have to be black, brown or yellow to get the shit beaten of out of them. A level playing field for everyone, especially during the Holliday season, is our way of giving back to the community.”
The White Aint Right program has not only been supported by police departments. Right-Wing coalitions like the Heritage House have championed the cause and are looking to raise money for next year’s campaign with donations that would expand the program in more than 30 states. The heavily watched and racially biased television show Cops will be airing new Caucasian-only incidents and arrests for the remainder of the month including a 12 hour serial-killers marathon on New Year’s Eve. Coincidentally, just about all serial killers in the United States have historically been Caucasian. However, not everyone is happy with the outcome. Muslim groups such as the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) have denounced the reverse harassment program stating the campaign objectives are nothing more than enforcing and recognizing police gestapo tactics but not addressing the issues which have plagued minorities. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) sent out a press release Thursday condemning such harsh tactics and discrediting any notion of police equality among all Americans.
“This is basically a plan concocted by several high level officials who were drunk in a bar one night,” said Teresa Sampson, Vice-President of Communications and Public Relations for the NAACP. “How on Earth does this help Black America, much less any other minority group in this country?”
Surprisingly, according to a Global Research report, much of the recent police enforcement training which have raised the level of intensity in crime-fighting and counter-terrorism has been conducted through privately funded seminars in Israel where combat-ready tactics have become fiercer and deadlier.