Posted on July 5, 2022

What I Learned About Race as A Cop

Rocka Boatus, Occidental Observer, July 5, 2022

From the time I was young, I had wanted to be a police officer. {snip}


When I later became a cop in the 1980s, my racial awareness increased greatly. I have worked for four separate police departments throughout my career (now retired). I have patrolled Black ghettos, Mexican barrios, and wealthy White communities. I’ve seen it all and learned many life-lessons.

Like any cop who polices minority communities, you start to get a sense of just how different Blacks and Hispanics are from Whites. I’m not suggesting that Whites don’t commit crime nor that White neighborhoods are crime free. But there is a discernable difference between them, and it became increasingly evident to me after years of working in each of these communities.

Blacks vs. Law Enforcement

One of the first things I noticed was the pace of working in a minority community. The calls were always coming in. Many of them were violent crimes-in-progress such as robberies, gang fights, drive-by shootings, and domestic violence. For young cops right out of the academy, it’s a great opportunity to apply one’s skills and sharpen their street smarts. It’s fun as hell too. But it also leads to burnout because the sheer volume of calls causes fatigue to set in. Most cops get jaded quickly when working in minority neighborhoods, and an us-versus-them mentality soon takes root. White officers working in Black communities are not looked upon as a good thing for obvious reasons, and they make it known how much they don’t like you policing them.

You also discover just how dysfunctional Blacks are. Large numbers of the Black men I encountered on patrol, for instance, were unemployed and were seemingly perfectly content to remain so. At almost any time of the day I would witness both younger and older Black males loitering about at liquor stores with no purpose or direction. Even though they were physically capable of working, many of them simply didn’t. Some of them were selling illegal narcotics, no doubt, while others were engaged in various criminal hustles for a few extra bucks. Many Blacks seemed to view it as acceptable and even normal. There was little if any shame among them because generational welfare is not looked upon as a bad thing.

Due to their volatile and emotional natures, domestic violence among Blacks was a frequent occurrence. They play to the drama of it all, and few people know how difficult it is to calm Blacks once they’re agitated. This is especially so when the responding officers are White. They’ll quickly turn the tables and make it not about domestic violence (or whatever reason necessitated a police response), but about how they’re being racially mistreated by White cops. Racial animus against Whites permeates their entire way of thinking. Many Black children grow up seeing this conflict between the police and parents as a regular thing. When I patrolled through a Black housing project, the children wouldn’t even smile or wave at me.

Even the kind of language and expressions an officer employs when dealing with Blacks is vastly different than how that same officer might speak to others. For example, when I would try to get information from a battered Black female victim of domestic violence, it would have been strange indeed to ask where her husband was at or where the father of her children could be found. This is because most of these Black women were unmarried, and the children do not really have a father in the customary sense. I would, instead, have to ask her: “Where’s baby’s daddy?” because that’s all these Black men were doing — namely, producing babies with single mothers. No marriage. No commitment to the mothers — not to their own children.

You almost can’t believe it at times how incredibly dim-witted they are. For Whites such as myself that grew up in a functional home with stable parents, I was sometimes astounded at how unstable and disordered the lives of Blacks were. Chaos ruled the day for most of the ones I encountered.

You also get a good sense of just how impulsive and temperamental Blacks are. They’ll commit the most violent crimes against others and think little of the consequences of their actions. They don’t seem to care even when it’s one of their own. The whole Black solidarity and brotherhood thing, by the way, is just empty talk. It means nothing to Blacks once you get a grasp of how they treat each other. The popular slogan of “Black Lives Matter” matters little to American Blacks if one looks at their skyrocketing murder rates.

The sort of thought process and pre-cautions that might go through the mind of a White person before engaging in a crime, doesn’t even seem to register with many Blacks. In the 1992 movie White Men Can’t Jump, there’s a scene that illustrates perfectly what I’m referring to. When Raymond (a basketball street hustler) sets up a match against Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, he doesn’t quite have the money he needs for the bet.

So, what does he do? He returns to his car, pulls out a handgun and ski mask from the glove compartment. He then crosses the street and enters a liquor store. Raymond tries to rob the store owner, but the owner recognizes him. The entire robbery failed from the start. For Raymond there was no thought process. No planning. No serious attempt to disguise himself. Our human bio-diversity friends would describe it as evidence of ‘poor future time orientation,’ and indeed it was. All Raymond could think of was raising quick money for his basketball hustle. That’s about all his little brain could handle. When I was cop in Southern California, I saw a thoughtless and impulsive Raymond-type almost daily. Black communities are filled with them.

Interestingly, Black officers would sometimes openly concede how dysfunctional and criminal their own people are. Even they couldn’t deny it. The very racial truths I would get fired for daring to say, Black cops would declare openly at times during our morning briefings. Everyone would laugh because they knew it was true. But good luck to any White officer who might be inclined to say the same things.

In the state I worked in, there were Black, Hispanic, and Asian peace officer associations. They were allowed to freely associate together, raise funds for their group, and even advertise themselves based solely on their racial identity. It was all perfectly acceptable, and Whites were expected to support and celebrate it too. Yet White cops were never allowed to form the same type of associations based on their racial identity and interests. Any attempt on their part of would be instantly condemned and attacked as ‘divisive’ and ‘racist.’


I also learned that the media’s portrayal of Blacks as ‘innocent’ and ‘oppressed’ to be so far from the truth that it’s surprising anyone would believe it. This discovery was not theoretical, but practical since I was constantly surrounded by Blacks in my job. Working around Blacks tends to dispel the mythology the media creates about Black oppression and what wonderful contributions they make to society.

Most Whites couldn’t relate to this because they don’t work daily in Black communities. They haven’t had any protracted contact with Blacks. They know nothing about their home lives or what their neighborhoods are like. And the few Blacks they do encounter tend to be the ‘good’ or ‘safe’ Blacks —you know, the educated mulattos who appear less threatening, or the racially-correct television sitcoms they watch where Blacks are portrayed as doctors and scientists.


White cops working in Black communities also discover that the greater number of Blacks will almost always side with their criminal “brothas,” regardless of the crime committed. They have little sense of honor, integrity, nor of justice. Black gangsters in Chicago will murder each other (including many innocent bystanders) in skyrocketing numbers on a weekly basis. And yet when police investigators try to get information on the shooters, it’s like pulling teeth. Blacks refuse to cooperate, and when they do, it’s a rare occasion indeed. They tend to view the entire criminal justice system as the White man’s system that unfairly and disproportionately incarcerates them. When Blacks whine about “injustice,” what they’re really complaining about is having got caught and then given a lengthy sentence for their violent crimes. This is how they think and see the world around them. Our penitentiaries are filled with Black males, but it’s rare to find a Black man who will admit his crimes and agree that he was justly sentenced. This level of honesty and self-awareness is not common among American Blacks.


Policing the Barrio

Working in a largely Hispanic community opened my eyes to another set of problems. Although I found Mexicans to be more tolerable than Blacks, they have a strong gang culture, their neighborhoods are infested with illegal narcotics, out-of-wedlock births are common, hit-and-run collisions are routine (mostly because they are unlicensed, uninsured, or drunk!), and alcohol abuse is rampant. Most of the illegal aliens from Mexico are “mestizos” (mixed indigenous natives) and, as a result, alcohol is not metabolized well in their systems. It completely devastates their lives and it effects everyone. Many of these same Hispanics find it nearly impossible to associate alcohol with driving as a bad thing because alcohol consumption is so deeply rooted in their culture. Thus, the number of Hispanics who are arrested while driving intoxicated would stagger the minds of most people. But this is because Mexicans are not generally known to be highly intelligent and law-abiding.

Having worked in Mexican barrios in Southern California, I’m not persuaded by those who argue that Hispanics do not commit high rates of crime. Gang shootings, domestic violence, overdoses, and DUI’s were a daily occurrence. Mexican cartels have also made tremendous inroads in states like California, Arizona, and Texas. Their handiwork of decapitated bodies strewn about the desert is well known. Again, the degree and frequency of crime that Hispanics engage in may not be as high as Blacks, but their communities are still not safe places to live in. Though I have met many decent Mexican people, the original vision of our American founders would have never included them as citizens.

Mexicans are applauded for their “family values” by gullible White conservatives. And while their families are generally more intact than Black families, it’s important to understand what some of those “family values” entail. Few people know that incest and child sexual abuse is rampant in Mexican communities. Over the years, I’ve investigated many such cases. I’ve talked to other investigators who were shocked at the number of child sexual abuses among Hispanics. Most of it is not even reported to the police due to fear of being deported. There is also the fear of bringing shame onto one’s family by speaking out.


Policing While White

Policing a mostly upper middle-class White community was a major relief in terms of call volume and the seriousness of the crimes that occurred. Violent crimes did happen now and then, but it was generally rare. Drug usage, vandalism, overdoses, tenant arguments, domestic disputes, credit card fraud, and various White-collar crimes seemed to be what I dealt with the most. On many occasions, there were few calls for service during my shift. This would never happen when working in a Black or Hispanic community. I found Whites to be pretty much law-abiding, although that might not be the case in some poor rural towns in the South. But even then, it would never devolve to the same degree as is typical in almost every lower-class Black community.

Working as a White police officer, especially if you work in a big city, you’ll experience some “reverse racism.” It’s not rare to see less qualified Blacks and Hispanic officers getting promoted over White officers due to affirmative action quotas. This is almost guaranteed to be the case if the command staff is comprised of minorities. Officers or deputies working in more rural areas will likely experience less of this discrimination because fewer minorities are present. In fact, I try to urge White officers to consider transferring out of big-city police departments if they can do so. They will find themselves in a less hostile work environment, and much more appreciated too. Rural communities tend to be more supportive of law enforcement in large part because they are White communities.

I no longer recommend a career in law enforcement for Whites, at least in terms of working for big-city police departments. This is because modern policing has largely gone “woke.” The administrators and command staff for many agencies have been deeply influenced by “progressive,” left-leaning social policies.


In the same way that the U.S. military is working to purge personnel that might question or resist their “woke” policies (usually politically conservative White males), so the same seems to be occurring in the law enforcement profession. In California, for example, officers will be recertified every two years under new P.O.S.T (Peace Officer Standards and Training) guidelines. Its purpose is to prevent sketchy officers who have engaged in unprofessional and illegal conduct from continuing their employment as peace officers. Officer-involved shootings, uses of force, policy violations, and internal affairs investigations will all be reviewed to determine if an officer is fit for duty. This is not a bad thing per se, and it may help to weed out those who should not have been hired in the first place.

The problem is that the board conducting the recertifications has some political “activists” who are not police friendly. It’s highly questionable whether they can be neutral and objective in their decisions. While there may be one or two persons on the board who have served as officers, most of them have not. I seriously doubt they understand the nature, various nuances, and dynamics of police work. The greater number of them seem to come from the political left, and I suppose a few of them would gladly support today’s “defund the police” movement. I doubt that politically conservative and patriotic White males who happen to also be cops would be looked upon favorably. This kind of politically motivated P.O.S.T. recertification board could over time purge White males from the profession – especially if every officer’s social media account, including former and current ones, must be disclosed to the board. At this point, anything is possible in California under the state’s current governor who has become drunk with power.


The law enforcement system in America, it seems to me, is best suited for minorities, liberal women, homosexuals, transgenders, and White male cucks who have been so deracinated and racially neutered that they will gladly do anything it tells them. Racially conscious Whites, on the other hand, should see the psychotic system for what it is and have nothing to do with it.