Take back our community. Get to know your neighbors. Teach our children to respect and honor each other. Display dignity and intergity among black adults tightly. Keep our neigbhorhood CLEAN and clear of clutter [I'm sure there are a lot of blackfolks unemployed and can use their free time to volunteer to improve the environment in which they live in(make war against the vermin and roach infestations that threatens our health]. Have and show PRIDE in who you are where you are. Have town meeting twice a month-bring the kiddies among so they can see how issues are resolved peacefully. Celebrate each milestone of community accomplishment by having block parties, social gatherings-make it a BIG deal.
Keep informed of your immediate surroundings-how it transforms during the day and night and create a community task force to migitate conflict before it gets to the popo. Give folks positions of community power [from adults to children] by giving them something to do positive in their community...create team players. Know who the chief of police is. Contact him and let him know you and your neighbors have designed a positive coaliation to help lower crime in an effort to keep folks in your community safe. Become an ally with the chief [and his staff] and your councilman. Special note: there is a difference between being an ally and a snich[sp]. Dismantle the word "snich[sp]' and replace it with cooperation and courage.
We have a right to live in peace...but! We gotta eradicate this FEAR of each other. That is something massa put in place during the sixties and it's been working every since! And most importantly, we must be willing to DIE for positive change in our neighborhoods and willing to FACE any adversary with bravery and dedication to the cause by standing FIRM. This means sniffing out black sabbotagers, troublemakers and criminals and exposing them to the community. We must also reach out to social counselors, mental therapists, psychiatrics/psyhologists to work on WHY we as a people are so fragmented [by drugs, alcohol, destructive behavior] and have the willingness to do the WORK required to get on the other side of it-to heal from it. Only then, can we formulate true UNITY not only in NYC but across this country. If not, this legacy of police brutality will continue. But!