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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY: BLACKS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT OF AMERICA :



























Since Wiley G. .Overton was sworn in on 6th March 1891 as the first Black New York City Police Officer and recognized as the first official black Police in the United States. Law Enforcement Officers of African descent have faced ostracism, racism and violence to prove that we to belong in the system of Justice called Law Enforcement. There is a rich history of the African American Law Enforcement Professional who fought for our survival and 120 year later now have Black Commissioners and Chiefs in Law Enforcement. We will never forget the shoulders  that we stand on, because we did not get here on our own.

Black in Law Enforcement will continue to express "Black" as it refers to people of color that are Law Enforcement Professionals. The emphasis on the common experience and determination of the people of Africa, Afro Caribbean and Asian origin that oppose the effects of the policies and procedures in the history of our Justice System that are based on racial bias and disproportionality.