Police Officer Exposes False Narrative from ‘Black Lives Matter’

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With the recent increased tensions between American citizens and police officers, a lot of misinformation is flying around as different factions seek to promote their own political agendas. Tensions have been highest in the African American community with unprecedented levels of animosity towards law enforcement officers. Given these circumstances, it is challenging to know who or what to believe, which is why I find it helpful to hear this first-hand testimony from West Palm Beach police officer Jay Stalien. The photo shown above is from his Facebook profile.

He shares his recent experiences serving the African American community and exposes the false narrative presented by the Black Lives Matter organization. His views are especially interesting because he is an African American. Prior to working in West Palm Beach FL, Jay worked as a police officer in Baltimore MD.

He posted the following testimony on his blog on July 19 2016. He attempts to diffuse the hostilities by debunking popular myths with hard facts.

“I have come to realize something that is still hard for me to understand to this day. The following may be a shock to some coming from an African American, but the mere fact that it may be shocking to some is prima facie evidence of the sad state of affairs that we are in as Humans.

I used to be so torn inside growing up. Here I am, a young African-American born and raised in Brooklyn, NY wanting to be a cop. I watched and lived through the crime that took place in the hood. My own black people killing others over nothing. Crack heads and heroin addicts lined the lobby of my building as I shuffled around them to make my way to our 1 bedroom apartment with 6 of us living inside. I used to be woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of gun fire, only to look outside and see that it was 2 African Americans shooting at each other.

It never sat right with me. I wanted to help my community and stop watching the blood of African Americans spilled on the street at the hands of a fellow black man. I became a cop because black lives in my community, along with ALL lives, mattered to me, and wanted to help stop the bloodshed.

As time went by in my law enforcement career, I quickly began to realize something. I remember the countless times I stood 2 inches from a young black man, around my age, laying on his back, gasping for air as blood filled his lungs. I remember them bleeding profusely with the unforgettable smell of deoxygenated dark red blood in the air, as it leaked from the bullet holes in his body on to the hot sidewalk on a summer day.

I remember the countless family members who attacked me, spit on me, cursed me out, as I put up crime scene tape to cordon off the crime scene, yelling and screaming out of pain and anger at the sight of their loved ones taking their last breath. I never took it personally, I knew they were hurting. I remember the countless times I had to order new uniforms, because the ones I had on, were bloody from the blood of another black victim…of black on black crime. I remember the countless times I got back in my patrol car, distraught after having watched another black male die in front me, having to start my preliminary report something like this:

Suspect- Black/ Male, Victim-Black /Male.

I remember the countless times I canvassed the area afterwards, and asked everyone “did you see who did it”, and the popular response from the very same family members was always, ‘F*#k the Police, I ain’t no snitch, I’m gonna take care of this myself’. This happened every single time, every single homicide, black on black, and then my realization became clearer.

I woke up every morning, put my freshly pressed uniform on, shined my badge, functioned checked my weapon, kissed my wife and kid, and waited for my wife to say the same thing she always does before I leave, “Make sure you come back home to us”. I always replied, “I will”, but the truth was I was never sure if I would.

I almost lost my life on this job, and every call, every stop, every moment that I had this uniform on, was another possibility for me to almost lose my life again. I was a target in the very community I swore to protect, the very community I wanted to help. As a matter of fact, they hated my very presence. They called me “Uncle Tom”, and “wanna be white boy”, and I couldn’t understand why. My own fellow black men and women attacking me, wishing for my death, wishing for the death of my family. I was so confused, so torn, I couldn’t understand why my own black people would turn against me, when every time they called …I was there. Every time someone died….I was there. Every time they were going through one of the worst moments in their lives…I was there. So why was I the enemy? I dove deep into that question…Why was I the enemy? Then my realization became clearer.

I spoke to members of the community and listened to some of the complaints as to why they hated cops. I then did research on the facts. I also presented facts to these members of the community, and listened to their complaints in response. This is what I learned:

Complaint: ‘Police always targeting us, they always messing with the black man.’

Fact: A city where the majority of citizens are black (Baltimore for example) …will ALWAYS have a higher rate of black people getting arrested, it will ALWAYS have a higher rate of blacks getting stopped, and will ALWAYS have a higher rate of blacks getting killed, and the reason why is because a city with those characteristics will ALWAYS have a higher rate of blacks committing crime. The statistics will follow the same trend for Asians if you go to China, for Hispanics if you go to Puerto Rico, for whites if you go to Russia, and the list goes on. It’s called demographics.

Complaint: More black people get arrested than “white boys”.

Fact: Black People commit a grossly disproportionate amount of crime. Data from the FBI shows that Nationwide, Blacks committed 5,173 homicides in 2014, whites committed 4,367. Chicago’s death toll is almost equal to that of both wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, combined. Chicago’s death toll from 2001–November, 26 2015 stands at 7,401. The combined total deaths during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2015: 4,815) and Operation Enduring Freedom/Afghanistan (2001-2015: 3,506), total 8,321.

Complaint: Blacks are the only ones getting killed by police, or they are killed more.

Fact: As of July 2016, the breakdown of the number of US Citizens killed by Police this year is, 238 White people killed, 123 Black people killed, 79 Hispanics, 69 other/or unknown race.

Fact: Black people kill more other blacks than Police do, and there are only protest and outrage when a cop kills a black man. University of Toledo criminologist Dr. Richard R. Johnson examined the latest crime data from the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Reports and Centers for Disease Control and found that an average of 4,472 black men were killed by other black men annually between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2012. Professor Johnson’s research further concluded that 112 black men died from both justified and unjustified police-involved killings annually during this same period.

Complaint: ‘Well we already doing a good job of killing ourselves, we don’t need the Police to do it. Besides they should know better.’

The more I listened, the more I realized. The more I researched, the more I realized. I would ask questions, and would only get emotional responses and inferences based on no facts at all. The more killing I saw, the more tragedy, the more savagery, the more violence, the more loss of life of a black man at the hands of another black man….the more I realized.

I haven’t slept well in the past few nights. Heartbreak weighs me down, rage flows through my veins, and tears fills my eyes. I watched my fellow officers assassinated on live television, and the images of them laying on the ground are seared into my brain forever. I couldn’t help but wonder if it had been me, a black man, a black cop, on TV, assassinated, laying on the ground dead,..would my friends and family still think black lives mattered? Would my life have mattered? Would they make t-shirts in remembrance of me? Would they go on tv and protest violence? Would they even make a Facebook post, or share a post in reference to my death?

All of my realizations came to this conclusion, Black Lives do not matter to most black people. Only the lives that make the national news matter to them. Only the lives that are taken at the hands of cops or white people, matter. The other thousands of lives lost, the other black souls that I, along with every cop, have seen taken at the hands of other blacks, do not matter. Their deaths are unnoticed, accepted as the “norm”, and swept underneath the rug by the very people who claim and post “black lives matter”.

I realized that this country is full of ignorance, where an educated individual will watch the ratings-driven news media, and watch a couple of YouTube video clips, and then come to the conclusion that they have all the knowledge they need to know what it feels like to have a bullet proof vest as part of your office equipment, “Stay Alive” as part of your daily to do list, and having insurance for your health insurance because of the high rate of death in your profession. They watch a couple videos and they magically know in 2 minutes 35 seconds, how you are supposed to handle a violent encounter, which took you 6 months of Academy training, 2-3 months of field training, and countless years of blood, sweat, tears and broken bones experiencing violent encounters and fine tuning your execution of the Use of Force Continuum.

I realized there are even cops, COPS, duly sworn law enforcement officers, who are supposed to be decent investigators, who will publicly go on the media and call other white cops racist and KKK, based on a video clip that they watched thousands of miles away, which was filmed after the fact, based on a case where the details aren’t even known yet and the investigation hasn’t even begun. I realized that most in the African American community refuse to look at solving the bigger problem that I see and deal with every day, which is black on black crime taking hundreds of innocent black lives each year, and instead focus on the 9 questionable deaths of black men, where some were in the act of committing crimes. I realized that they value the life of a Sex Offender and Convicted Felon, [who was in the act of committing multiple felonies: felon in possession of a firearm-FELONY, brandishing and threatening a homeless man with a gun-Aggravated Assault in Florida: FELONY, who resisted officers who first tried to taze him, and WAS NOT RESTRAINED, who can be clearly seen in one of the videos raising his right shoulder, then shooting it down towards the right side of his body exactly where the firearm was located and recovered] more than the lives of the innocent cops who were assassinated in Dallas protecting the very people that hated them the most. I realized that they refuse to believe that most cops acknowledge that there are bad cops who should have never been given a badge and gun, who are chicken shit and will shoot a cockroach if it crawls at them too fast, who never worked in the hood and may be intimidated, that most cops dread the thought of having to shoot someone, and never see the turmoil and mental anguish that a cop goes through after having to kill someone to save his own life. Instead they believe that we are all blood thirsty killers, because the media says so, even though the numbers prove otherwise. I realize that they truly feel as if the death of cops will help people realize the false narrative that Black Lives Matter, when all it will do is take their movement two steps backwards and label them domestic terrorist. I realized that some of these people, who say Black Lives Matter, are full of hate and racism. Hate for cops, because of the false narrative that more black people are targeted and killed. Racism against white people, for a tragedy that began hundreds of years ago, when most of the white people today weren’t even born yet. I realized that some in the African American community’s idea of “Justice” is the prosecution of ANY and EVERY cop or white man that kills or is believed to have killed a black man, no matter what the circumstances are. I realized the African American community refuses to look within to solve its major issues, and instead makes excuses and looks outside for solutions. I realized that a lot of people in the African American community lead with hate, instead of love, division instead of unity, turmoil and rioting, instead of peace. I realized that they have become the very entity they claim they are fighting against.

I realized that the very reasons I became a cop, are the very reasons my own people hate me, and now in this toxic hateful racially charged political climate, I am now more likely to die… and it is still hard for me to understand…. to this day.”

James Bailey

Author: James Bailey

James Bailey is an author, business owner, husband and father of two children. His vision is to broadcast the good news of Jesus Christ through blog sites and other media outlets.

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Earnest
Earnest
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August 1, 2016 9:46 AM
Speaking as an African American, everyone in the black community knows that this is true. But because our leaders are Liberals, they can’t say the truth because it would go against the narrative that they are the problem, not us. Those who speak against groups like BLM get ostracized, even though this group, among others, only care about black lives when they are taken by whites. They care nothing about black abortion rates or black-on-black crime. They even approved the incrimination of a black woman who was sexually assaulted by a black man, stating, “That’s not solidarity!” I’m sorry, but if ANY man tries to rape my wife, I’m going to kill them, it doesn’t matter what color they are! I once preached a sermon stating that maybe God is allowing these police deaths in the black community because we have been silent about the black genocide of abortion. I gave the horrible black abortion rates and everything. There are over 1800 black babies aborted every day in this country. When over 1800 black men are killed every day by white cops, then we’ll have something to march about, but until then, we should sit down, shut up, seek God’s face, and repent for our own sins. God condemns the murder of the innocent, he hated when Israel sacrificed their children to Molech and Baal, and He said, “Vengeance is mine, says the Lord, I will Repay!” Many in the congregation enjoyed the sermon, but church leadership didn’t approve of it. Black leadership has been compromised since MLK, Jr. ALL of our leaders are now bought-and-paid-for sellouts. I am speaking out against these leaders, but it is scary for others to do so, even though they know it’s right. Many blacks in my church still support Obama and Clinton, even… Read more »
Martin Semrok
Martin Semrok
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August 1, 2016 10:03 AM
Earnest
Earnest
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August 1, 2016 10:44 AM

Thanks for the link. You cannot bless what God has cursed.

Martin Semrok
Martin Semrok
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August 1, 2016 11:36 AM

Like the shedding of innocent blood. Mike Pence and Donald Trump recently stated that they are both Pro-Life.
https://www.rt.com/usa/354092-pence-trump-abortion-laws/

Michael Kahn
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August 2, 2016 3:59 PM

I agree, but you need to see that abortion did not start with blacks. When we defeated GErmany in WW2, we prosecuted their generals, but imported their scientists, who developed such things as fluoride, and the science of eugenics, which brought abortions. This was intentionally done to limit the minority population. THey figure that poor people have no reason to live. That is true of people in prison, who have no purpose but to exist, and to some extent to those on welfare, because they are not working to support a family. Those who do volunteer work or help the community lead the best lives, their lives are valuable, and they enjoy what they do, they are contributing to the betterment of the planet.

Michael Kahn
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August 2, 2016 3:46 PM

As a caucasion black man, I have been falsely arrested, put on parole, had my rights of freedom and speech removed with false justifications, have researched, and found that while we have the same crime rate as 1990, we have four times as many incarcerated. Just as many whites do drugs as blacks, they both are arrested equally in rates, but ten times the blacks are put in prison as whites for drugs. THe CIA introduced drugs to the US, our soldiers watch over Afghanistan poppy fields. and the cartels are given US weapons. THis black police man has loyalty to the ones who provide his paycheck, as much as obama is for blacks (sarcasm, obama is for his power and wealth from his fundraising). Sellouts come in every color. THe police were put in power with the backing of the most powerful law system in the world, with the highest incarceration rate. THe difference between police killing people and blacks doing it, is that police are not accountable, no they are rewarded. They are temporarily taken off the force with pay (vacation) while investigated, and ALWAYS found to be innocent.And crime? The reason for many arrests is to justify the need to allocate government moneys to go to police, judges, lawyers, social woirkers, etc.. And try getting a good job with a record, even when proven innocent. the one who wins in court is not always the innocent one, it is the one who tells the most hearable story. Once in prison, guilty or not, you are now part of the system, and getting out is almost impossible.

Sahran
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August 3, 2016 11:25 AM

Thank you..there are statistics that show black men get sentenced higher than white men doing the same crime..of course the NWO will use the racism that already exists to further their agenda, but to say systemic racism is non existent is naive or just plain ludicrous

Matt Smith
Matt Smith
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August 1, 2016 12:06 PM
It’s the media who want the a revolution and NWO. It’s pop movie and music culture who say being a drug dealer, pimp, stripper, and a wanna be gangster, with their pants below their waist, to let it be known they are a homosexual avilable in the prison system, is their only career choice, while fathering 5 different babies from 5 different women. It’s these video games like Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, and others which encourage violence, lawlessness, and disrespect. It’s parents who teach “Us against them” mentality, and not teach them about honesty, honest work ethic, respect, manhood, and womanhood. And it’s these officers who are in The mob, KKK, Black Panthers, UN (NWO), and false radical religions such as Islam and a Witchcraft, who ruin it for the good police officers. I have a true story. 12-13 years ago, my sister was engaged to a 33 degree mason, involved with the Mafia. I will not give out his name or my sisters for my safety and hers. This man was in the church, he was from Connectiecut. He had a gift where he could prophcey or see things about people. He called himself a prophet. He would go to small churches, and have them packed out, to hear him use his gift. (Like the woman in the book of acts, who was doing this to make her masters money). This is how he got involved with my sister. He saw her in the mall, didn’t know her, she didn’t know him, he walked up to him and described my oldest brother to the tee, which he was in prison, and had been there for 20 plus years. Back then I didn’t know anything about the Masons. My Grandfather was one, and he was also a Kiwanis.… Read more »
Marvin Craion
Marvin Craion
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August 1, 2016 5:14 PM
I read that article and then went back to see what category it was filed under this can’t be filed under Prophecies, Antichrist, False Prophet, Aw, National Security. Right now I would love to make that expression on my face like “Wow” as though I was shocked ( but, I’am not) by this piece of propaganda (That’s all it is and serves no purpose) on Z3news. This morning the Lord laid on my heart, “Guard your Heart” Keep thy heart more than anything that is guarded; for out of it are the issues of life~Proverbs 4:23. and I was made aware how satan is using this division that’s in the land to sow seeds, of bitterness, racism, hatred in the heart of people “while they(church) sleep” and many who call themselves Christian have had this deep rooted racism in them all the time and now it is surfacing. As an Afro-American, I can say that we are concerned about the senseless killings that happen not only in the black community but, across America. But, that’s not why the black community is protesting. The protesting is because of those that are sworn to uphold the law are now both judge and executioner. Why would someone compare the two? That’s like saying James Holmes who killed 12 people and injured 70 others that whites aren’t concerned about white on white crime. Crime is an element that has existed since Cain slew Abel. You can take jobs, flood community with drugs, alcohol, and leave the people without “hope” and you will get the same statistic regardless of the race. Just this morning I went on Facebook an Apostolic preacher (Dennis Murphy) posted a video of a Caucasian boy getting jumped by some Afro- American teenagers and texted “This is why whites hate blacks”… Read more »
Jan
Jan
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August 1, 2016 3:40 AM

This is an amazing young man and his city is very fortunate to have him as a police officer. It is so easy to blame others rather than to look inside and ask the question how have I contributed to this problem. I am not just talking about blacks but all people. We need to start thinking about ourselves as part of the human race and stop dividing ourselves according to our skin color. This division is caused by two things, our sin nature and the ongoing efforts of the Enemy. As long as we give into these two things the destruction will continue. It must grieve Jesus mightily to watch us destroy ourselves like this.

Denika Alston
Denika Alston
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August 1, 2016 3:30 AM

Excellent article! Exactly what my husband has been saying for years! #blacklivesmatter
#sowemuststopkillingeachother

Dante
Dante
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August 2, 2016 8:30 AM
I posted this on my facebook page about a month ago…I hope this adds some perspective to the conversation. **THIS IS NOT DIRECTED AT ANYONE…IT JUST KEEPS COMING UP, SO I’LL ADDRESS IT** I’m black. I’m a law enforcement professional. I’m a preacher. I’m a father of two black boys. Whenever incidents occur like this past week, my lack of authoring a post with a firm stance attached appears to many of my black friends as silence, or indifference. It’s neither. **FULL DISCLAIMER** I do not answer to Facebook pundits (which includes everyone reading this post). I do not have to join the hysterical, emotional masses. I am a servant of the Lord Jesus primarily. And with that said, I’ve been walking with Him for 17 years now, and I’ve been a law enforcement professional for 13 of those years. I have a lot of experience with a lot of things that almost no one on Facebook can relate to. I’ve had guns pulled on me. I’ve been punched, kicked, spit on, and cussed out by perfect strangers because of my job. I’ve been attacked by dogs, chased thugs through housing projects, come within moments of taking people’s lives, chased cars with murderers inside, watched teenage boys with bullets in their bodies take their last breaths, carried a lady for 2 miles when she passed out on a trail, been recognized as officer off the year, and been called a “fake a** n*gga” for doing my job, etc, etc, etc… And now my job is to be the judge of the police. I’m not pro-police. I’m not pro-black. I am for the cause of Christ, which is primarily to see as many of you populating heaven as I can with the strength and ability God gives me to do it.… Read more »
Rachel Baxter
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August 1, 2016 10:01 AM

Thanks for sharing this James. I really appreciated his educated, thoughtful point of view. The only conclusion I’ve come to in all of the recent violence is that Satan brings division. Divide and conquer. It’s what He does so well. Jesus is the God of unity and peace. His way is love, mercy and forgiveness. Thank God that He will prevail!

Dan Spell
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August 1, 2016 7:17 AM

I am white and all my best friends have been African American. My buddy and me worked together for 6 years and we would talk about everything. He would even complain about how his other black friends would keep the racism alive in the black community so they would feel superior/better. He told me they would talk bad about every other people group and always talked better that black people where the best. If he would talk bad about Obama they would get mad at him and shout at him about talking bad about a brother.
My conclusion and he agreed with it was that it was a attitude problem of pride and a generational curse of keeping racism alive.
Example: My friend would say all the black music has Nig.. word in it and all his friends would say hi Nig..er to him but if a white person would say that word his friends would pull a gun out or beat the snot out of that white person.
My friend was so frustrated with it.
the crime figures is understandable since look at the attitude of different people groups and the black’s are natural more aggressive & get angry faster then other people groups. They are stronger physical as well. My friend made the point of that all his white friends have barred the racialism but his black friends what to keep it alive, not as a feel sorry for them, but a reason to get mad when something happens to a black person to use it as a hate crime.
The devil works in mysterious ways and this is one of them to keep the hatred (opposite of love) alive.

Christine Hinzman
Christine Hinzman
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August 1, 2016 7:39 AM

Let s all join together and pray for peace and safety for Jay!!!!

Monica
Monica
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August 1, 2016 12:33 PM

Very insightful. Real reasons are rarely discussed, rarely looked at, at all.

Christina
Christina
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August 1, 2016 7:30 AM

Praying for this young man and his family, may God protect him. Powerful article!!

Michael Perritte
Michael Perritte
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August 1, 2016 6:18 AM

To a degree isn’t this what we all do until we accept responsibility for our actions, refuse to be controlled by our wounded souls and humbly repent before a loving merciful God..??
We may never pull a trigger but how quickly we slay a brother or sister, hate a man created in the image of God because of the color of his skin, social status or even sin as if we aren’t just as stained.
We the church have tolerated this evil of hatred and segregation for far to long. All of my life I’ve heard that’s a white church or that’s a black church or…..hell much be amused at our folly.
I simply ask how can we say that we love a God we have never seen if we can’t love a brother we can..??
Enough!!!!

Jim Deason
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August 1, 2016 10:19 AM

The people that push racial tension prove conclusively that at best they are NOT led by the Spirit and probably are not true Christians at all. We are not the “house” we live in! We are not White, Black, Tan or any other color, that is simply the color of the “house” the we currently reside in. We absolutely must look at the INWARD person and not the flesh and blood. Those who are in the flesh will always look at things according to the flesh, but we who are of the Spirit should always ONLY look at things according to the Spirit. Thank you for posting this article. We can all learn from what others go through.

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