Friday, July 8, 2016

Injustice in an Unjust World


The internet has the ability to make incidents and accidents instant information.   Cell phones and social media give us the opportunity to know the good and the bad…mostly the bad…immediately, and with live feed, we can watch it as it happens.  Trouble is, along with instant news comes instant judgment.   And by the time an investigation is completed and the facts are known, society has gone on to the next Facebook live feed, while careers and lives are ruined, and truth gets buried.

We do not have to look far to find injustice, it is everywhere.  A rapist is sentenced to six months in a local jail and three years of probation.   I saw a Facebook post that stated, “A black man is killed by police and media shows his rap sheet, a white man rapes a white woman and media prints his swim time.”   Could it be the white man didn’t resist arrest and didn’t have a prior record?   I talked about the injustice of the Brock Turner case HERE

Outside of America, a Saudi woman was gang raped and sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in jail because of Sharia law…a system that many Americans do not understand and are doing nothing to stop its progression in our own country.   
Our nation is divided because people have stopped demanding truth.  Our thinking has become so twisted that a woman who blatantly and repeatedly lies about her mishandling of classified information is a candidate for the highest office of the United States, with a sitting president endorsing her. 

Truth is nowhere to be found,
And whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.
The Lord looked and was displeased that there was no justice.
He saw that there was no one;
He was appalled that there was no one to intervene…
Isaiah 59:15-16

When America exalts lawlessness, lawlessness is what we will reap.  In a day were good is called evil, and evil is called good, how can we expect to reap anything but chaos?  The result of lawlessness reared its ugly head in Dallas last night.  

When a young man with long “rap sheet” is killed by police, the officer is convicted by society and media by a snippet of video, before evidence is collected and without an investigation, as in the case of Darren Wilson and Michael Brown.  When the investigation was complete, evidence supported the officer, America did not.   

I’m not saying police officers never commit crimes, some do, atrociously so; let them pay for their crimes…convicted by a court of law.  Before we condemn police on a snippet of video, let’s wait for the facts of the investigation, those pesky little details that paint the whole picture.  The truth involves way more than just highly publicized cases. 

Some interesting data:
According to the Washington Post, in 2015, there were 990 people shot dead by police.   Of those 990:

  • 948 were men, 
  • 42 were women.   
  • 494 were white, 
  • 258 were black.  
  • 172 were Hispanic, 
  • 66 were other/unknown.    
Let's talk about percentages...

Ten percent America’s violent crimes are committed by whites, who comprise 65% of our population.  African Americans disproportionately
commit more violent crimes, including murder (of which they commit nearly half), but 50% of those killed by police are white.
According to criminology professor Peter Moskos, of those killed by officers from May 2013 to April 2015, 49 percent were white, and 30 percent were black.  Moskos further points out that when the numbers are adjusted for the homicide rate, whites are 1.7 times more likely than blacks to die at the hands of police.
In an already divided nation, does a movement such as #blacklivesmatter help or hinder the racial tension?  What if a young black male who has already shown a flagrant disregard of the law (as evidenced with a list of prior arrests/convictions) feels empowered by the social hype and adopts the attitude that he doesn’t have to do what he is being told by law enforcement?  When he ends up lying in the street, was it because he was black, or was it because he didn’t obey a direct order from a police officer?

Could it be that when confronted by a police officer, if a young man, black or white, does what he is told, if he respects the badge and the gun, he gets to walk away alive and healthy?  He may feel disrespected, but he would be able to go home that night and live to file a grievance the next day. 

How about these young men…and women…respect the law of the land and not end up with a long rap sheet because they are busy being criminals?  Get an education!  Get a job!  Make a difference!  And stop lining up to be used by satan to help destroy America from the inside out.



I am not a Jesse Duplantis fan, and this doesn't have anything to do with
police or political issues, but I thought this was worth sharing:



More than ever before America needs Jesus.

4 comments:

  1. I prayed yesterday and will keep praying that people will not "rush to judgment" and will try to act calm while investigations are undertaken. Sadly, that wasn't the case last night in Dallas. The media is a lot to blame on the stories they report or don't report. Any person, regardless of color, that is killed by a police person should be reported in the news or none should be reported; not just pick and choose. And you are right, more than ever America needs Jesus. Now will they be smart enough to realize that?

    betty

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    1. Betty...these current events are so disturbing! How do people do it without Him??

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  2. I don't get the mindset of people who will still vote for Hillary after all she has done. They don't think it is important to keep classified information safe? Why is it ok to lie about it? Voters supporting HC are the same ones who are jumping on the black lives matter wagon no matter how racist that hate group is. That makes them the problem. I'd like for one person to explain why #whitelivesmatter is any less important or any less racist. Or would that be any MORE racist?

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    1. I have to admit, I don't understand how people are still voting for Hillary, either. But then again, I never did understand it.

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