The Voice of Your Brother’s Blood is STILL Crying Out to Me….

Let me just take a minute to preface this post with this one comment…

Not all police officers are bad, not all of them go out into the communities with the intent to kill, some of them actually are really committed to “protecting and serving”. 

{let’s not talk about the color blue, nor the color black- let’s talk about the color red . Red is the color of the blood that runs through the veins of every black person that was unjustifiably killed while in police custody and/or hands of the police}.

Why are you angry and why has your countenance fallen?
I’m angry and my countenance has fallen because I’m wondering why…

…prayers are being sent up for the police officers as they police our community, yet I can’t help but wonder who’s praying for black men who are being targeted?

I recently did a post in which I raised the issue of the KKK’s infiltration into our society as a whole including the religion and justice system. I began to dig deeper, did more research and my findings substantiate my theory. For now let’s focus on their influence and infiltration within the justice system.

The FBI released a report in 2006 which focused on  the infiltration of white suprematist within the police departments. This report in addition to other historical investigative series conducted also by the FBI documents and highlights many incidences in where white supremacist law enforcement personnel has interfered in the investigation of several murders. This documentation can be dated to as far back as 1922.

So again, I can not help but wonder if this same type of interference is a major factor I n the many unsuccessful attempts of  Justice being done in the cases involving members of the law enforcement community as they pertain to the unjustifiable shootings of  blacks. One case in particular that comes to mind is the unsuccessful attempt to prosecute the officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray who died while in police custody in Baltimore, on April 12, 2015. State Attorney Marilyn Mosby was quoted as saying the following day in regards to investigation during a press conference she held on July 15, 2016 after dropping the charges of the remaining 4 officers involved in the case.

“What we realized very early on in this case was that police investigating police, whether they’re friends or merely their colleagues, was problematic,” Mosby said. A “reluctance and obvious bias was consistently exemplified — not by the entire Police Department, but by individuals within the Police Department, at every stage of the investigation.”

In Genesis 4 – the bible talks about Adam and Eve’s first two sons- Cain and Abel. Adam, Eve and their two sons could have justifiably been considered as ” the first family” during their time and in regards to mankind in general ( another topic for another day). Cain was the elder brother who tended and the worked the ground ( farmer) while Abel tended the sheep (herder). It came time for the two of them offer up their first fruits ( tithe and offering) unto God. God accepted Abel’s offering over Cain’s ( I strongly suspect it was matter of the heart and/or attitude behind the offering- ” God loves a cheerful giver”). So Cain became angry because he felt rejected , started an argument and killed his brother Abel as a result. God posed a question to Cain about the whereabouts of his brother Abel; Cain’s response was another question – ” am I my brother’s keeper?”
Cain and Abel were raised within a family of true believers. Adam was indeed ” a friend of God” who fellowshipped with God in the cool of the day on a daily basis in the Garden of Eden before Eve and the fall. Yet despite Adam’s relationship with God there was still dysfunction and contention in the family that resulted in Abel’s death.

“what have you done? the blood of your brother still cries from the ground”.

I strongly believe that ” the church” today still has similar dysfunctions and contentions  as well ; and that God is still posing the same question to those members of our “Body” today- I also strongly believe that the dysfunctions of racism and hatred within the ” Body of Christ” is at the heart of 2Chr7:14 – with the emphasis on “turn from our wicked ways”, although racism and hatred are not the only wickedness that the Lord may be alluding to- however I believe it’s right on top!

Jesus Himself gives us two commands:- to love God with our whole hearts and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Those of us who truly love the Lord cannot stay silent when it comes to holding those that are responsible for the unjust killings of our neighbors accountable. We must remain proactive in seeking justice on their behalf.
Holding community meetings between the faith community , community activists and the police – stating that ” it’s not us versus them” is not enough. While we’re sitting superficially , the blood of black men and women is still speaking and crying from the ground!

Genesis 4:9
Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?”

He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”

Yes, I am! Are you?

Genesis 4:10-16
And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.

Their Blood Still Cries!


1.Trayvon Benjamin Martin (17)-February 26, 2012; Sanford, Florida

2. Michael Brown – August 9, 2014; Frrguson, Missouri

3. Walter Scott – April 4, 2015; North Charleston, South Carolina
4. Tamir Rice( 12 year old) – November 22, 2014; Cudell Recreational Center, Cleveland, Ohio
5. Sandra Bland (28 years old) – July 13, 2015; Hempstead, Texas
6. Eric Gardner – July 17, 2014; Staten Island, New York
7. Freddie Gray Jr. – April 12, 2015; Baltimore, MD
8. Alton Serling- July 5, 2016; Baton Rouge, LA
9. Philando Castile – July 6, 2016; Falcon Heights, Minnesota

and the countless others that we may not hear about in the nightly news…🙏🏾😢

Please remember to ” get out the vote”.

https://www.iwillvote.com
Data on deaths,  excessive force and judicial interference by members of the law enforcement community.

http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2016/07/police_shootings_brings_into_s.html

https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/kkk-series

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/freddie-gray/bs-md-ci-mosby-dropped-charges-20160727-story.html

http://www.syr.edu/coldcaselaw/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/fatal-shootings-by-police-surpass-2015s-rate/2016/07/07/81b708f2-3d42-11e6-84e8-1580c7db5275_story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/police-shootings/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/police-shootings/

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