Police Brutality is a euphemism for police terrorism against Black people. Aren’t you tired of hearing the same excuses from the police? It’s just a few bad cops. Just a few bad cops all over America who have murdered and traumatized the Black community for at least a half a century. How much longer will Americans accept the same excuses from law enforcement without changing police behavior? Why are they incentivized to terrorize Black people either through murder or incarceration? We are paying taxes to law enforcement and a criminal system that supports the persecution and terrorism of Black people.
White police officer murders Black man in front of the community. The white officer, heavily armed with backup, felt threatened when the Black man wanted to know his rights. He murders the Black man. The white officer then claims the unarmed Black man had a weapon, which turns out to be a phone or nothing. The police department involved does nothing about the murder until the community protests reach the national level. Then the department places the officer on paid leave while” an investigation” is conducted. In over 99% of cases, the criminal system rules the murder is justified.
Cops justified in murdering a Black child playing with a toy gun in a park.
Cops justified in murdering a man for selling 50 cent cigarillos.
The list of justified homicides is mindblowing, yet police policy and conduct remain unchanged.
Doesn’t anyone see the police have become terrorists in communities they are paid to protect and serve? We have a criminal system that protects police corruption and violence, similar to what the Catholic church did for pedophile priests.
Why are they always given the benefit of the doubt when there is a ton of evidence to show that it should not be the case?
Reform doesn’t have to be complicated. Police have access to lots of drugs. What would mandatory drug testing after a police shooting or police brutality reveal? We don’t know because it’s not done. Why is it not done? If any profession should be drug tested regularly, random and incident-based, it is law enforcement.
Why aren’t public health officials alarmed at the crimes created by law enforcement and the trauma inflicted on communities, both black and white? Who do you call when the police terrorize and murders the people in your community?