POLICE ANXIETY: EARLY CAUSE OF BLACK DEATHS.
Brutality may not be physical.
Brutality may be transmitted over great distances.
It travels as light and sound.
Wailing sirens, flashing lights, sight of a policeman or police cruiser,
Induces fear in the Black person.
The Black’s heart starts racing and skipping beats.
Memories of Rodney King, Michael Brown, Christian Green, and Philando Castile reappear.
Blood pressure elevates to stroke levels,
Attire is soaked by perspiration,
And stress hormones rise astronomically.
A quiescent blood clot may dislodge,
Resulting in a heart or brain stroke,
And repeated occurrences of the stress,
Leads to a generalized anxiety disorder,
Or chronic elevation of blood pressure,
Contributing to an earlier death of the Black person compared to white peers.
Uneasy is the body that wears a Black hue.
Police anxiety is the new,
Silent killer of Black people.
It pervades all mixed societies,
And God cannot save the Black person,
Because God created the different hues on purpose.