Gender-based violence kills and disables as many adolescent females and women between the ages of 15 and 44 as cancer. More often than not, perpetrators go unpunished (UNFPA). As a part of our societal organization, law enforcement officers are hired and trained, as the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) in California says, to protect life, prevent crime, and reduce the fear of crime. However, if the SFPD hires and trains one recruit to be a police officer and he has a history of perpetrating sexual violence or promoting sexual violence against women and girls, how will the SFPD be able to protect women and young girls who are the beacons of today and the promises of tomorrow? If a man has promoted himself as a virginity crook—a euphemism for rape—what woman is he fit to serve as a law enforcement officer? Can gangster rappers who have referred to women as bitches and hoes ever be police officers? Can they as law enforcement officials compassionately and with understanding and integrity assist women and their daughters, mothers, and grandmothers who are residents and visitors of San Francisco? A woman or girl who has been a victim of a sexual assault and her family, friends, and associates (male and female) have a right to speak out against the injustice of the San Francisco Police Department hiring a promoter of sexual violence towards women.
A person of any gender, whether personally affected by the abuse of women or not, has the right to speak out against injustice and support the human rights of all people.
The San Francisco Police Department must thoroughly investigate all hires. Any recruit in training at the San Francisco Police Academy found to have raped a woman, promoted the rape of women, or promoted the abuse of women (sexual and otherwise) must be fired. The same punishment should be strongly considered for police officers who commit the aforementioned unacceptable behaviors once they have graduated past the basic training academy. The firing of such women's rights violators needs to be the case at police departments across the U.S. and worldwide.
The trafficking of women for sexual exploitation is increasingly becoming a problem. As the U.S. Secretary of State recently stated, “When we bring victims out of exploitation, we are helping to create more stable and productive communities. When we stop this crime from happening in the first place, we are preventing the abuse of those who are victimized as well as the ripple effect that causes damage throughout communities.” Kamau Jabari Jackson; also known as Jabari Jackson who is a former USC Trojan and Oakland Raider football player and gangster rapper who promoted women as bitches to be broken, bitches to be dogged, and worthy of being dumped in ditches once he was done; was accepted into the San Francisco Police Academy in 2013. He promoted that he loved to get strippers and turn them into prostitutes and bragged about being a criminal and a pimp.
No organization is perfect. However, when an organization such as the San Francisco Police Department is found to have hired a recruit who has promoted violence against others; his college degree, the legacy of his father Marion Jackson's SFPD law-enforcement service, and his political and judicial connections should not trump the safety of the streets of San Francisco. No man or woman's education; family legacy; professional accomplishments; or law-enforcement, political, or judicial connections should be prioritized over the rights of women and girls around the world regarding safety, peace, security, social progress, better living standards, and human rights.
At last report, Jabari Jackson; aka Jay Jackson, Mac Boo-Rue, Boo Rue, Hollywood Pimp, and a member of the rap group The Cartel; was still a San Francisco Recruit Officer in training at the SFPD Police Academy. Dear San Francisco Police Department, stop the violence and protect women and girls; fire this perpetrator and promoter of sexual violence against women along with any other recruit officer or police officer who is found to have a similar background.
The same troubles would be true for police officers who do not use their positions in society carefully, wisely, and to help others. How can girls, teenage women, young adult women, and older women be safe with someone who has professionally promoted violence against women as a part of the San Francisco police force? How can they feel safe if police officers are unjust and protect abusers? The sexual assault of women and girls and the sex slavery of women and girls are enormous issues today. Should a man who sees females as sex objects or less than human, to be taken advantage of at his desires, have a badge and a gun to use as extra tools in his life of disregard for women and girls?
The answer is no! As the police force is called to do, stop the violence and protect women and girls; do not hire and (when discovered later) be sure to fire perpetrators and promoters of sexual violence against women. Protect the human rights of all individuals!