Monday, July 27, 2015

That Good Ol' Cop Mentality...

I bet you've had a few times in your life when you had to deal with cops.

I know I have.

Sometimes the cops were cool. Sometimes the cops were partial, or complete, assholes.

I never got shot, though.

Because, well, you know...

White Privilege.

Today, thanks to the wonders of technology, a week does not pass without photographic proof that cops kill black people all of the time.

Male and female, young and old, belligerent or not.

Cops kill black people.

Shoot them. Choke them. Beat them.

To pretend that this is not the case, or that this is rare, or that the same thing happens to white people with the same frequency*, is just pure nonsense.

To pretend that this is not a serious problem, and that we don't need to completely reassess how we hire and train policeman, including in-depth psychological evaluations, is insane.

And any politician or pundit--or cop, for that matter--who tells you otherwise is a goddamn liar.

*I have noticed that recently the cops seem to be trying to catch up with their abuse of white folks; but they still have a long, long, long way to go.

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