NYPD shooting and killing of suspects, stop-and-frisk, and educational policies that promote de facto segregation were all part of a system of White rage in New York City.
People will obey when they feel that they are being treated legitimately.
True leadership begins not with leaders imposing their wills but with leaders understanding that true authority and obedience comes from the expression of legitimacy.
Remember what Jesus did.
How you carry out your ideas is as important as the ideas themselves.
February 4th, 2019 will mark the 20th anniversary of the police shooting and killing of a 23 year old Guinean immigrant named Amadou Diallo. Amadou was shot by four plain clothes NYPD police officers in his hallway after they unloaded 41 shots at Amadou in front of his Bronx apartment, a building I often passed on my way to and from the 6 train. The officers hit Amadou with 19 shots; less than half of what was discharged from their weapons.
Claiming the impossibility of a fair trial in NYC, an appellate court ordered that that the trial be switched to Albany, New York, the state capital. All four the officers involved were cleared of any wrongdoing after the acquitted them.
On April 18th, 2000, Diallo’s mother, Kadijatou, and his father Saikou Diallo, filed a $61 million ($20m plus $1m for each shot fired) lawsuit against the city and the officers, charging gross negligence, wrongful death, racial profiling, and other violations of Diallo’s civil rights. In March 2004, they accepted a $3 million settlement. The much lower final settlement was still reportedly one of the largest in the City of New York for a single man with no dependents under New York State’s “wrongful death law,” which limits damages to pecuniary loss by the deceased person’s next of kin.