So what’s behind this push eliminate the police?

Perhaps it would be helpful if we were to examine the criminal records of the individuals that the left has been trying to make Martyrs of.

As regards Michael Brown, from. NY Times article of the time;

Michael Brown, 18, due to be buried on Monday, was no angel, with public records and interviews with friends and family revealing both problems and promise in his young life. Shortly before his encounter with Officer Wilson, the police say he was caught on a security camera stealing a box of cigars, pushing the clerk of a convenience store into a display case. He lived in a community that had rough patches, and he dabbled in drugs and alcohol. He had taken to rapping in recent months, producing lyrics that were by turns contemplative and vulgar. He got into at least one scuffle with a neighbor.

Then, there’s Trayvon Marti, by way of The New American

During the discovery process in May 2012, the defense team for Zimmerman got the first glimpse of just who Martin really was, in data contained in 67 compact discs. Included were texts from Martin’s cellphone going back to November 2011 and photos of Martin other than the one the press used to generate public sympathy — a hooded innocent gunned down by a white racist.

As the Miami Herald noted in its article the month after the incident, “Weed, fights and guns,” a broader, deeper and uglier picture of Zimmerman’s attacker emerged:

As thousands of people gathered here to demand an arrest in the Trayvon Martin case, a more complicated portrait began to emerge of a teenager whose problems at school ranged from getting spotted defacing lockers to getting caught with a marijuana baggie and women’s jewelry.

In October, 2011, Martin was caught on a school surveillance video defacing lockers with obscenities using a magic marker pen. The police investigator said Martin was “hiding and being suspicious.” When the officer confronted Martin the next day he found Martin’s backpack contained some women’s jewelry — a watch, some silver wedding bands and diamond-encrusted earrings. Martin told the officer, “They’re not mine. A friend gave it to me.” Continuing his search, the officer found a large flat-headed screwdriver which the officer described as a burglar’s tool. The jewelry was turned over to the police and Martin was suspended for defacing school property.

Four months later Martin was caught with a baggie containing “traces” of marijuana along with a marijuana pipe.

It was at this time that his mother, Sybrina Fulton (who had divorced her husband Tracy Martin back in 1999 when Trayvon was four but who conveniently showed up with her ex to attend Zimmerman’s trial) kicked him out of the house and told him to go live with his father in Sanford. It was there that the run-in with Zimmerman occurred on February 26.

Martin’s text messages revealed a teenager just looking for trouble. In a highly redacted 10-page listing of his phone texts, Martin revealed a life of a marijuana smoker (one of his friends called him a “weed head”), and schoolyard bully who had been involved in at least three fistfights and threatened more in order to “get even,” and had shown an interest in obtaining a gun from another friend: “U wanna share a .380?” asked Martin at one point.

Photos released as part of the discovery process but not allowed in the courtroom as “not relevant” revealed an arrogant teen showing off his gold teeth and his disrespect for normal decorum with obscene gestures and threatening countenances.

Such was the background of the young man portrayed by the media as an innocent “hoodie” gunned down by Zimmerman. But there was one piece of evidence that surfaced during the trial: Zimmerman’s defense attorney Don West provided an expert who told the jury that there was enough marijuana in Martin’s system the night of the incident sufficient to create some impairment

Then there’s Rodney King, whom you may remember as the subject of the LA riots not so many years ago…. From a site called Famous Trials

July 27, 1987: According to a complaint filed by his wife, King beat her while she was sleeping, then dragged her outside the house and beat her again. King was charged with battery and pleaded “no contest.” He was placed on probation and ordered to obtain counseling. He never got the counseling.

November 3, 1989: King, brandishing a tire iron, ordered a convenience store clerk to empty the cash register. The clerk grabbed the tire iron, causing King to fall backwards and knock over a pie rack. King swung the rack at the clerk and fled the store with $200. King was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, second-degree robbery, and intent to commit great bodily injury. In a plea agreement, King pleaded guilty to the robbery charge and the other charges were dropped. He was sentenced to two years in prison, but was paroled on December 27, 1990.

The Arrest of Rodney King on March 3, 1991

March 3, 1991: After being seen speeding on the 210 freeway by CHP officers, King led them on a chase at speeds estimated at up to 110 to 115 mph. When finally stopped, King refused requests to get into the prone position and appeared to charge one of the officers. He was beaten and arrested. King was charged with felony evading. Charges were later dropped.

King’s 3/3/91 Arrest Record

King’s Trouble with the Law After March 3, 1991

May 11, 1991: King was pulled over for having an excessively tinted windshield. Although King was driving without a license and his car registration had expired, King was not charged.
May 28, 1991: King picked up a transvestite prostitute in Hollywood who happened to be under surveillance by LAPD officers. King and the prostitute were observed in an alley engaging in sexual activity. When the prostitute spotted the officers, King sped away, nearly hitting one of them. King later explained that he thought the vice officers were robbers trying to kill him. No charges were filed.

June 26, 1992: King’s second wife reported to police that King had hit her and she feared for her life. King was handcuffed and taken to a police station, but his wife then decided against pressing charges.

July 16, 1992: King was arrested at 1:40 A.M. for driving while intoxicated. No charges were filed.

August 21, 1993: King crashed into a wall near a downtown Los Angeles nightclub. He had a blood alcohol level of 0.19. King was charged with violating his parole and sent for sixty day to an alcohol treatment center. He was also convicted on the DUI charge and ordered to perform twenty days of community service.

May 21, 1995: King was arrested for DUI while on a trip to Pennsylvania. King failed field sobriety tests, but refused to submit to a blood test. He was tried and acquitted.

July 14, 1995: King got into an argument with his wife while he was driving, pulled off the freeway and ordered her out of the car. When she started to get out, King sped off, leaving her on the highway with a bruised arm. King was charged with assault with a deadly weapon (his car), reckless driving, spousal abuse, and hit-and-run. King was tried on all four charges, but found guilty only of hit-and-run driving.

March 3, 1999: King allegedly injured the sixteen-year-old girl that he had fathered out of wedlock when he was seventeen, as well as the girl’s mother. King was arrested for injuring the woman, the girl, and for vandalizing property. King claimed that the incident was simply “a family misunderstanding.”

September 29, 2001: King was arrested for indecent exposure and use of the hallucinogenic drug PCP.

Then of course the most recent subject of martyrdom, George Floyd’s arrest history.

In 1998 he was sentenced to 10 months in prison for armed robbery.

In 2002 he was sentenced to 8 months in jail for cocaine possession..

In 2004 he was sentenced to 10 months in jail for cocaine possession.

In 2005 he was sentenced yet again to 10 months in jail for cocaine possession.

In 2007 he attempted to rob a pregnant woman in her robe and was sentenced to 5 years in jail.

It should be noted that his record is much more extensive than this if you include the points where charges were not laid.

When he died, the man was high as a kite on methamphetamines and fentanyl.

Now for the sake of comparison, perhaps we should look at another example of a black American, St Louis Police Captain David Dorn.


..David Dorn, 77, was found dead from a gunshot to the torso around 2:30 a.m. Prior to working security at the pawn shop, he served as a police captain with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and a police chief in nearby Moline Acres.

He retired in 2014 after more than 40 years in law enforcement.

It is interesting and instructive that this example of a black American is ignored by those calling for the elimination of police… What gets lionized by the left and what gets ignored.

Dr. Martin Luther King spoke with passion about a day when people would be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.

I dare to say to you today the Doctor King’s dream will never come true under these begin with, since that for that dream to come true, for one to be judged by the content of one’s character, one must actually happen above board character, which is something that play George Floyd, Michael Brown, etc etc crowd simply does not possess.

There was a time, my friends, when black families kept a portrait of Dr. King on the wall oh, my phone is not right next to a portrait of Christ himself. Those who were around in the sixties and seventies will remember this well. We have alas, come to the point where Dr. King and his dream themselves are being rejected.

Let’s see, here. Dr. King still has a holiday, we have black awareness month, black only colleges, a Black entertainment Network, every city in the country has at least one black radio station. Black only dating sites, black only bars, black only clubs, a Congressional Black caucus, and yet the rest of us are racist?

We see Hollywood celebrities taking collections of millions of dollars to bail out the rioters and looters across our nation, and yet not dime one for Captain Dorn. What kind of a message are they trying to send here?

And finally, 19 people, 19 black people, Chicago residents, died last weekend, as a result of violent acts against them by other blacks. Where are the BLM brownshirts on this one?