” I CANT BREATHE”- AND ITS NOT FROM, C.O.P.D ( Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)- IT’S FROM C-O-P-D.

EXCERPT FROM(c) RAS CARDO- WHO FEELS IT, KNOWS IT.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE;

CAVEAT: I WOULD HATE TO THINK THAT EVERY COP OUT THERE, USE THE NATURE OF HIS/HER WORK AND PRIVILEGE- BY SAYING TO HIMSELF/HERSELF- ” thou shalt not kill, but needs’t not strive to keep alive”.

A COP THAT TRULY SHOWS AND CARES ABOUT PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS BE THE ONE WHO IS LOVED BY THE PEOPLE. I KNOW THIS FOR A FACT.

CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE OR C.O.P.D IS A NO CURE, CHRONIC, DISABLING  LUNG CONDITION WHICH RUNS A FATAL COURSE. IN THE END STAGES, THE PERSON SO AFFLICTED DIES FROM RESPIRATORY FAILURE- THE INABILITY TO BREATHE AND HAVING PURE OXYGEN FILLED AIR INTO THE SYSTEM TO SUSTAIN LIFE.

ANYONE HAVING A CONDITION WHICH LEADS TO THIS END STAGE WILL TELL YOU JUST HOW DISABLING AND STRUGGLING IT IS TO LIVE FROM DAY TO DAY.

MAYBE COPS NEED TO SEE THIS IN THEIR TRAINING SINCE THEY HAVE NO IDEA AS TO WHAT CAN HAPPEN TO ANY INDIVIDUAL WITH SUCH HEALTH CONDITIONS.

WE ARE NOT ASKING THEM TO PLAY MEDICS. WE ARE ASKING THEM TO DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO PRESERVE LIFE TO BRING ONE TO JUSTICE.

AT THE MOMENT I AM NOT AWARE OF THIS BEING A PART OF THEIR PROTOCOL AND TRAINING EXERCISE.

I AM ASKING THAT IT BECOME A  MANDATED REQUIREMENT.

THERE IS A LOT NEEDED TO BE DONE IN THE EDUCATION AND SOCIALIZATION OF THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO BECOME POLICE OFFICERS.

THOSE WHO HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO HIRE AND TRAIN COPS SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE AND TO A HIGHER STANDARD OF MALFEASANCE.

THOSE OF US WHO ARE LUCKY ENOUGH NOT TO BE IN SUCH CONDITIONS WILL NOT CARE TO APPRECIATE, NOR TO UNDERSTAND WITH COMPASSION WHAT IT MEANS NOT TO BE ABLE TO BREATHE FREELY.

MY LIFE’S WORK HAS BEEN IN THE PRESERVATION OF HUMAN LIFE, NOT IN THE TAKING OF IT.

I FIND IT EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO COMPREHEND HOW ANY HUMAN BEING COULD HEAR THE CRIES AND SCREAMS OF ONE SAYING-” I CANT BREATHE”- SEVERAL TIMES OVER, AND YET REFUSED TO KEEP THE LIFE BREATH FLOWING TO THE LUNGS OF SUCH AN INDIVIDUAL.

IF ONE SHOULD TAKE AN EXTRAPOLATED LOOK INTO THE EVIDENCES AND REALITIES OF THE PAST AS TO THE HISTORY OF RACIAL VIOLENCE AND INJUSTICES IN AMERICA, ONE COULD EASILY CONCLUDE BY REFERENCE ALONE- THAT THE ROPES FROM THE DAYS OF THE LYNCHINGS HAVE NOW BEEN REPLACED BY THE PHYSICAL CHOKE HOLDS. .

THE RESULT- DEATH FROM SUFFOCATION/STRANGULATION. REGARDLESS OF HOW THE AUTOPSY REPORTS WANT TO CALL IT.

I ASK- WHERE IS THE HUMANITY AND LOVE IN ALL OF US?

THE STATE MAY HAVE ITS OWN SYSTEM OF EXACTING JUSTICE FROM THOSE WHO VIOLATE ITS LAWS.,BUT WHO SHOULD BE THE TAKER OF LIFE?

NONE CAN DENY THE TRUTH THAT THERE ARE SOME OF US WHO FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT THE PRESENCE OF OTHER RACES AND CLASSES OF PEOPLES AROUND US.

BUT, DO WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE COVER AND CLOAK OF A PROFESSION TO ENACT OUR SINISTER PLANS UPON THOSE WE DO NOT CARE TO LIKE?

IF THIS IS WHAT AMERICA HAS NOW BECOME- IN 2014- THEN WE ARE DOOMED.

MANY HAVE SEEN AND KNOWN THE TRUTHS, BUT ARE AFRAID TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT IT. SO, WHAT DOES THIS MAKE THEM?

I KNOW THAT THERE ARE STILL SOME GOOD PEOPLE LEFT IN AMERICA, AND I CAN ONLY HOPE AND PRAY THAT AMERICA WILL SEE THAT TRUTH.

THOSE WHO WILL MARCH WITH THOSE WHO SUFFER, HAVE BECOME THE NEW VOICES OF TRUTH TO MAKING AMERICA A BETTER PLACE.

WHO FEELS IT, KNOWS IT. EVERY MAN THINKS THAT HIS BURDEN IS THE HEAVIEST.

BUT, WHEN THE RAIN FALLS, IT DOES NOT FALL ON ONE MAN’S ROOF TOP.

I AM, RAS CARDO REGGAE FROM TRENCH TOWN JAMAICA. PEACE!

(c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY

ABLE TO BRWEATHE FREELY

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