The “Black Lives Matter”
Firehouse Policing Measure

"Police Out of Our Hoods, NOW" 


See Firehouse Measure

As absurd as this proposed measure may seem, it is the most empowering alternative to the ever failing status quo for sorting out the dangerous tensions between police and black lives that matter sharing the same spaces.  It seems that certain whites and blacks just can't get it right, no matter what.


 Furthermore, the measure has Declaration of Independence authority backing because it puts power directly into a willing, actively participating segment of We the People. 


This measure is the highest form of personal, family, collective-community and generational responsibility.  Therefore, We the People demand and expect from an obedient government that blacks be granted the power to determine the matters of their own lives without police interference.


The Authority of The Declaration of Independence, The First Law of the US


"That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.


That whenever any form of *government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness"


·       “government” - local, county, state, federal, including law enforcement

·       “their” – The governed.  It is their call alone, not the governors, including police.


"The Declaration continues, "Prudence (smart intelligence), indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed."


"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their *duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security."

  • “duty” – This indicates that the governed We the People to have peaceful   systematic recourse whereby neighborhood empowerment can be experienced in reality.

The founding founders knew that such empowerment puts ownership of responsibility and culpability directly into the hands of local residents where it belongs, that they may determine the matters and fate of their own lives, for better or worse.


Empowerment Example: Ten years ago, when the world was fascinated over the State of California’s looming execution of popular, Los Angles gang member, Stanly Tookie Williams, I made a similar black lives matter empowerment proposal then concerning sparing his life by the power of black lives themselves.


The proposal placed the life of Mr. Williams directly into the hands of his peers, black lives and their own neighborhoods, of which nobody took up the proposition. Nobody! 


Apparently, black lives, that of Tookie, nor their own really mattered other than it being a neat slogan as it is now.  Please see “Let Black Los Angeles Decide Williams' Fate” at this direct link


Perhaps, this time, my modest admonition will be heeded and implemented. Why not!?!?  Everything else is not working. At least it can be tried, with various safeguards in the event the community will need outside assistance.


These three options

  1. 1. Keep the same insanely, failed, policies and practices that portends greater disaster should we continue in them! Accepting the status quo of “the forms for which they are accustomed”.


  1. 2. Black lives truly embrace “Black Lives Matter” for black lives within the neighborhood, which automatically removes the reasons for police presence-patrols, as criminal activity of black lives on black lives crime and violence is absent. 


  3. Therefore, no need for police. No opportunity for unjust racial confrontations.  This is justice. There is peace!


  1. 3. Firehouse Response policing of only black police officer coming to criminal incident when called by black lives.  No black officer…no police is dispatched out of respect for black lives.


There are several systems whereby a neighborhood of local residents can civilly accomplish this demand for black lives, if indeed black lives do matter.


    1.  Direct government legislation – municipal (City Council or Mayor executive 

         order) county; state (legislature or governor); federal (Congress or Presidency); 


  1. Memorandum of understanding between police and local neighborhood residents


  1. Ballot measures, referendums, propositions, petitions, etc., of all four levels of government.

Truly, as intended by the founding fathers, the choice is indeed ours, that is, We the People to make, and not the governors whom we own.