the same old topics
"you can't hear a picture"
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, how racist that is of you against *insert minority here*. You should be ashamed.
well it was the police that started it so..
@wolfman69, I mean kinda but also kinda not. What seems to be the biggest issue is when it's clear an officer acted wrongly even resulting in a loss of life but only gets minor punishment because of the unions, low pay for a job that is critical attracting less fit officers, and a weird brotherhood mentality that they need to stick together so severely that even when they know something's wrong they wont speak up because they are scared of losing their place overall if they do.
Not most are bad, but there needs to be some self policing and reporting of colleagues that are acting wrong as early as possible and those that see it and know about it as a police officer are bad and I hope they get fired eventually and find a less critical line of work that fits them.
@Runnin with scissors, Thank you for this. It's the Unions that keep them from getting prosecuted. People don't realise that it isn't the government saying that they don't care when a cop kills a black person.
@Runnin with scissors, there is also no protections currently for stopping an officer of higher rank or seniority than you. Like the military, a low rank officer trying to argue, refuse or even fight an order if you believe a higher ranked officer is needlessly hurting the person/threatening life, you face reprimand, suspension or firing by the department.
There needs to be protections for lower ranked officer to stop higher ranks from excessive force or giving immoral dangerous orders.
@wolfman69, it was the media that started this. As per usual. They ignored the black on white and black on black murders because those didnt fit their narrative of "that's so racist"
@spongeblade, course they did racism sells papers
@wolfman69, look up Tony Timpa
@JC839, thanks I didnt actually know that those protections were so lacking but it definitely follows my point. My closest friend in high school, her dad was a head sheriff in a like the only general gang territory we have. Loved the guy and he definitely wasn't actively racist in his private life (I cant imagine he was otherwise) but he once got drunk like way too drunk and I wont say anything is true but the amount of digressions he wrote off as the senior officer seemed to haunt him a bit and it wasn't the last time he got so drunk he exposed some strange stories that he probably shouldn't have. (Kinda wish I'd recorded him)....
Don’t worry, we’ll be switching back soon.
@Toad, if the media gets higher viewership elsewhere then no we won't as media cares about nothing but money
The issue is that we just cannot seem to grasp that if we call white and black people, white and black, they’ll never treat each other the same.