"And the police are simply the hired enemies of this population...This is why those pious calls to 'respect the law,' always to be heard from prominent citizens each time the ghetto explodes, are so obscene. The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer. To respect the law, in the context in which the American Negro finds himself, is simply to surrender his self-respect."
--- James Baldwin, "A Report from Occupied Territory", July 11, 1966.
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.