It’s not an issue of race, DOMA
Since when is “calling a spade a spade” such a problem? It seems the truth really must be used economically with some people in our fickle society.
Why does the Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) feel it fitting to proclaim the Police Service is targeting the young, African male demographic?
As a young, African male myself who struggled hard to make it, I find this to be very unjust and crippling. By making such provocative statements, these criminals who attacked the police officers will feel like they have done nothing wrong and will instead see themselves as victims.
What we need to understand is regardless of how tough your life may be, we all have choices to make—and that determines the consequences we have to face. Only this change of thought and approach to the situation will comprehensively deal with crime.
We are to partner with the protective services and not work against them. The recent lockdown in these communities comes in the wake of violent outbursts from the residents, which result in great injury and loss of life among the law-abiding citizens who try to live peacefully; it has absolutely nothing to do with race or location, as last time I checked, there was a significant number of East Indians living in those very areas.