Our great country is in turmoil at this time. The reasons are countless, however, as seen in the media on several occasions are police killing civilians and civilians targeting police officers. The people who are sworn to protect citizens are killing them. Our people are also targeting police officers and in some cases firefighters.
Furthermore, the recent presidential election has the country on edge after Donald Trump won the race. To paint a better picture, the United States is experiencing a Civil War right before our eyes. Meanwhile, family, work, health, and finances have complicated our already stressful lives. Viewing the media in the last several months or years seems like psychological warfare on Americans.
We are truly in a state of emergency and who will manage the chaos? Will the trust in public safety ever be restored? Will the president-elect be for the rich, the poor, or both? How will the new era affect Americans as a whole? And, are we at a point of no return? In sections below these questions may or may not be answered. However, all of us as citizens need to look ourselves in the mirror and ask ourselves are we here to help or to hinder?
Our President has to be an Emergency Manager
Although the heading may be subjective, the president of our country is an emergency manager. On a local level, our emergency managers are sometimes the fire chief or other appointed individuals.They manage chaos on a local level, as all disasters start locally. An emergency manager manages disasters such as hurricanes and terroristic attacks.
With a rapid increase in riots and violence surrounding the election.The commander needs to handle it, or things will get worst. Imagine a United States that's divided by race, gender, and sexual preferences.The LGBTQ community has also shown displeasure in the current election. Mother Jones website stated that the LGBTQ suicide hotlines calls increased significantly post Donald Trump election.
According to the American Association of Suicidology, in 2014 the total number of suicides were 47,773, of that 33, 113 were males, and 9,660 were females.Whites contributed to 38, 675 non-whites 4,098, and blacks 2,421.These numbers reflect all Americans, not the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ). However, the calls from the LGBTQ are increasing due to the current election issues.
- 8 million Latinos voted for Trump
- 94% of Black women voted for Clinton
- 80% of Black men voted for Clinton
- 67% of non-college Whites voted for Trump
Massive 'Anti-Trump protests' spark civil unrest in US city
According to The Washington Post in 2015 database that tracks police shooting 1,502 people were killed by cops. Of them, 732 were white, 381 black, and 382 of other races. A police shooting is not a race problem it's a nation problem. However, blacks are shot twice as much as other races although they only make up about 14 percent of the population.
So far in 2016 the U.S. has had 58 firearm-related deaths among police officers. That number was 35 in 2015, an increase of 66%. The trend in officer-related shooting deaths is not healthy for America going into 2017. Among the states, Texas is leading the way with 17 deaths. A mitigation plan needs to be put in place to eradicate these numbers and build a relationship between public service officials and their external customers.
2016 Law Enforcement Fatalities
- Texas 17
- California 10
- Louisiana 8
- Michigan 6
- Florida 5
- Georgia 5
- Iowa 5
- Ohio 5
- Tennessee 5
- Illinois 4
- Arizona 3
- Colorado 3
- Kansas 3
- Maryland 3
- New York 3
- Pennsylvania 3
- Virginia 3
- Wisconsin 3
- Arkansas 2
- Massachusetts 2
- Missouri 2
- New Mexico 2
- North Carolina 2
- Utah 2
- Alabama 1
- Alaska 1
- Indiana 1
- Mississippi 1
- New Jersey 1
- North Dakota 1
- Oregon 1
- South Carolina 1
- West Virginia 1
The Daily Show - Terence Crutcher's Police Shooting & Racial Bias in America
Our country is in turmoil once again, and for the U.S. to be great again, we need to heal its past, mitigate the present, and look forward to the future. Some disasters can affect our population such as tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, terror attacks, bomb threats, chemical warfare, and more.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the leading cause of death in the United States is Heart Disease. With that said we as a country have a little more important issues to worry about rather than the presidential election. We are, as mention before in a state of emergency on many levels and our president must be our emergency manager. A leader who speaks for the nation and can rally the troops to make this country better. Will he manage the chaos?
Are we going in the right direction?
Akwasi Maru on November 17, 2016:
Kbdressedman, the media will never humble themselves for us because it's all a game. However, the president can manage the situations by appearing to be for everyone. He should look at everything objectively. We should be one nation under God. He should also accept constructive criticism from the people.
Thanks for the comment,
kbdressman from Harlem, New York on November 16, 2016:
In today's world, many news agencies are focusing on the most shocking stories for prolonged periods of time because that's what their producers believe the American people want. This gives Americans a false picture of reality as we are only being shown the worst of each part of society. This false portrayal leads to an increased sense of fear and anger, which hypersensitizes viewers (citizens). Do you have any suggestions as to how the president can rectify this situation without imposing upon our freedoms of speech?