... it was an incorrect read, he made an unfortunately fatal snap decision, because he was scared for his own life, based on an incorrect supposition about another human, solely based on his appearance. Potential for that situation is what needs to be eliminated. I don’t know if that’s accomplished by better training, taking away lethal weaponry, changing protocols, or just eliminating the law & order system, I don’t know... but I do know we need to stop making assumptions about strangers based on appearance.So I say all that to say that I think your average cop just wants to go to work, make their money, and go home. I’m not a person who believes in forced authority, personally, so I do have issues with the mentality of people who desire to be police, but again, on their end, I don’t think it’s necessarily consciously malevolent, I just think all humans are flawed, and maybe we just can’t trust any human to properly enforce any of this stuff. Again, I’m not sure what the answer is, and I’m not exactly a proponent of human society as we know it, but I recognize that I’m an outlier. So in the context of everyone else who would remain if I drop dead five minutes from now, they probably do want policing, and that’s whatever, whether I agree or not. So if that’s the case, policing needs a whoooooollllleeeeee lot of improvements. I’m not really the “solution guy”, I’m just the “point out the problems guy”, lmao, I don’t have those answers, I just see something that’s very broken. I just think we need to acknowledge during all the hero-worshipping of police, that not all of them are fantastic people, or they’re flawed, and the guy who lives next door to you that’s a cop who you stop to talk football with as you both mow your lawns on Saturday afternoon and you invite to your Labor Day neighborhood cookout...
... might be a great guy to you, if you’re a white suburbanite wearing Dockers lmao, but that same guy might be the dude to go to work and kneel on George Floyd’s neck for just shy of nine minutes. People are multifaceted, and not always for good. Whether Floyd’s murderer was a great guy to other people, I don’t know, could be true, but he wasn’t a great guy to someone else he had a different perception of, and that’s what ultimately matters.
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Like the 0.0052% of cops that kill unarmed blacks? Give it up
@TienShenhan this is a problem that is statistically much higher in America than other first world countries and the cops are rarely held accountable. I get that most cops aren't bad but it's still a larger problem in America than other first world countries and again there's usually no justice for those killed.
Flatout wrong. You think that because of the media, not any statistical data
@TienShenhan actually no I have statistical data check out prisonpolicy. prg/blog.2020/06/05/policekillings/ and bgsu. edu/content/dam/BGSU/health-and-human-services/document/Criminal-Justice-Program/policeintegritylostresearch/-9-On-Duty-Shootings-Police-Officers-Charged-with-Murder-or-Manslaughter. pdf.
@TienShenhan and I don't watch the news so don't give me the media excuse
That doesn't matter. The media projects a message on repeat long enough, it gets repeated, you hear the narrative one way or the other. I can't tell you how many people on this website have told me that they dont watch the news and yet still manage to parrot CNN word for word. And your link can't be found, feel free to give me the lowdown on what tabs you made
@TienShenhan the prison policy looks at the death rate by police shooting per 10 million people. It compares the US to Japan, Canada, The UK, Australia, Iceland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, and Germany. America has the highest rate at 33.5 per 10 million. Canada is a distant second at 9.8 per 10 million. The others are even lower such as England which has a 1.3 or Japan which has 0. If you want to look more the article is Called: Not just “a few bad apples”: U. S. police kill civilians at much higher rates than other countries“
@TienShenhan in the second article they found that only 100 police officers have stood trial for shootings in 14 years. Only 1/3 were convicted and of those that were it was usually reduced to manslaughter. The article is called On-Duty Shootings: Police Officers Charged with Murder or Manslaughter, 2005-2019
You assume its because the cops are shitty, never base a belief off an assumption. Come be a cop here in a bad city. I fucking dare you