Icheoku says in his mind, Ismaaiyi was probably not shooting Officers Liu and Ramos, but was shooting what he termed "two racist pigs" representing the police institution which he considers an enemy and as far as he is concerned a police man is a police man, period. But unfortunately pundits and analysts are pivoting away from asking the tough question what made this guy to loose it? Why did he become so incensed that living didn't matter to him any more and he went out this way? What pushed him over the cliff. Icheoku believes that in some quarters of the American society many are hailing him as a hero and silently wishing they are or that there could be other more brave Ismaaiyis out there to finally force a more sensible approach to black policing in America; assuming the language of vengeful force is what would finally bring everything to a head and force a solution?
Admitted that an eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind, but is it not about time Americans agree that something is not right and then sit down to address the root cause of the existing mistrust, instead of just sweeping it under the carpet and trying to explain it as a mad man gone rogue sort of occurrence? An injustice to one is an injustice to all and the worst treatment a person can ever mete out to another human is to treat him as if he does not matter or treat his concerns and complaints as if they are not that important to matter. Police everywhere are perceived as the same racist pigs, so any act of aggression on any police anywhere is seen as avenging a wrongful police brutality somewhere? Icheoku says it is also possible that Ismaaiyi as well as many of his admirers did not see him as a cop killer, but a knight in shinning armor coming to save the day by avenging so many police inflicted pains and deaths and brutalities of past several decades culminating in these past few recent months?
Icheoku laments that it is the same mindset that fuels those suicide bombers in the Middle East that informed this two New York police officers' killer's, as one begin to imagine what would have happened had Ismaaiyi adorned a suicide vest instead of just a hand gun and walked into a precinct? What if this cop-killer is just but one of so many of such people thinking and planning an attack or about embarking on such murderous mission to get at the police? But whatever be the case, this is a new development when a black man goes on a murder-suicicde in the name of avenging blacks killed, who are not even related to him, except that they both share the same skin pigmentation. As with many of these police on black brutality, black Americans are not asking that those police officers be willy-nilly convicted; no, they are asking that they do not simply walk away as if the life they took don't matter; at least they should be prosecuted and if the jury of their peer sets them free, so be it; but at least something was seen to be done. It is somewhat palliating, admitted it does not change the fact of what happened or brought the taken life back?
Police brutality on black Americans' avenger, Ismaayi Brinsley, assassinated two New York police officers and later took his own life, as according to him, living a life which 'don't matter' is not worth living at all? According to the last message he left before embarking on the horrendous act of "retaliation", he said "they kill one of our own, we kill two of their own"; living no one in doubt as to what triggered his sort of vendetta attack on the two New York Police officers. In his mind, Brinsley was merely avenging what he saw as a continuing pattern of police killing of black Americans without any consequence? Imagine in a spate of few months three blacks were killed by white police officers and nothing was done to the injustice and these killed had families who grieved and mourned their loss? Then you add the Fruitvale Oscar Grant, Rodney King, Garner, Brown and the little child playing with his toy gun who was murdered by the police without even being first asked to drop his weapon? Then a pattern emerges that seem to suggest that there is a grandiose plan to continually decimate the black American population?
It would appear that those they cannot lock away to rot in prison, they kill and this disillusion is what is fueling the emotive sentiments that is almost boiling over and which led to the New York police murders. Icheoku says American people, especially the white people, should understand that the anger and hurt and the feeling that they don't matter existing in the black community is real and there is actual basis for that. But instead of trying to understand the root cause of this seething anger towards resolving it, a whole group of people are dismissively treated and regarded as angry black people? Icheoku says Yes, black people are angry but there is a reason for their anger and something is making them this horn-mad angry at what their life has become in America. Icheoku says with the Brinsley murders, may be it is a awake up call for we as Americans to begin to talk to one another towards building a more wholesome society where every American, regardless of color, would feel at home; and then we will have a more united country than all these feelings of black lives don't matter which triggered the madness that was the murder of two New York police officers. To their families as well as those left behind by Ismaaiyi brinsley, Icheoku extends our condolences; as we reiterate that an eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind and they could be other ways to resolve our differences rather becoming this disagreeable. It is a painful day in America to see two police officer killed and their killer allegedly committed suicide, admitted stories abound that he was shot execution style by charging police officers inside the train station. But Icheoku does not know nor has insider information to conclusively agree. What a day of pain and mourning. May their souls rest in peace.