Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Police Aren’t Under Attack. Institutionalized Racism Is. | TIME

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Police Aren’t Under Attack. Institutionalized Racism Is. | TIME.

The way to honor those who defend our liberties with their lives — as did my father and grandfather — is not to curtail liberty, but to exercise it fully in pursuit of a just and peaceful society

According to Ecclesiastes, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose.” For me, today, that means a time to seek justice and a time to mourn the dead.

And a time to shut the hell up.

The recent brutal murder of two Brooklyn police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, is a national tragedy that should inspire nationwide mourning. Both my grandfather and father were police officers, so I appreciate what a difficult and dangerous profession law enforcement is.

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Ralph Cratic, Sr

Ralph Cratic, Sr

Sick and Tired of being sick and tired. Ready for change. Right Now. Any way it has to happen. Who's with me?

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