If we create a situation where cops are not properly screened and trained, where we allow this kind of violence to go unpunished, where we stand to the side when it’s applied to others and not to ourselves, where we allow a military (warfare) culture to infest our local police forces, we will create a situation that is by it’s very nature adversarial, and the cops will continue viewing segments of the population as the enemy and act accordingly, within the culture of *WARFARE*, NOT of policing local communities.
War is very different from police work, yet the militarization of our local police forces has blurred that line till there is almost no visible distinction detectable between them to the outside observer. Certainly the behavior of the police is reminiscent of an occupying force, not a local police department focused on applying the law to create peace and safety in a community.
These examples grow daily, and for a large group of people in many parts of our country are an obvious and de facto truth of their daily lives.
Here’s my question: if left unchecked, do you think this will continue to grow and spread, and if so, why do you think it won’t eventually make it’s way to you?
Because you’re white? Because you’re educated? Because you’re rich?
Only the last one might help you, but you better be REALLY rich, otherwise the history of these kind of progressions in societies is NOT on your side. And unless you’re REALLY rich, you’ve probably noticed your money is being siphoned away, and no matter what you do, it seems like you can’t get back to where you once were in life….
Tho if we let this continue , it seems kinda obvious where you will GO….
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