There was an article in The Bee about Attorney General Eric Holder speaking about the need for police to wear body cameras (Feb. 6).
This is part of the fallout of the killing of a black man, Michael Brown, by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, in Ferguson, Missouri. Shortly after the shooting, the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were in the television limelight expressing their views.
For years I have been waiting for these so-called black leaders to step before the cameras and speak out about the hundreds of blacks being killed in black communities every month by rival gang members. The slang name for this epidemic is called “ghettocide.”
The U.S. communities are complacent about this. They shrug it off as just gang killings. I have not heard one word from Revs. Sharpton or Jackson concerning the killings. Attorney General Eric Holder has not launched an investigation into these killings. We sorely need our black leaders to step forward to lead us out of this worsening condition.
Putting body cameras on cops will not stop the ghettocide epidemic.
Oscar G. Williams