^article on police brutality linked right there
Yeah, this is incredibly disgusting that even this much police brutality exists, and that people have to be discriminated against like that by the people we are supposed to trust. How are we supposed to respect and comply with an entire justice system if there isn’t total justice? Look I get mistakes, but this article and these statistics are alarming. Laws are needed in some ways, we can see that through the imperfect society in which we live. People are going to deliberately choose to do unethical things for the rest of time (unless of course the government decides that the methods presented in 1984 are somehow more efficient) so there needs to be some response to that. But do you know what is FAR more important than the thousands of laws that are “enforced” here in America, or in any country for that matter? Justice. Justice is what’s important. If someone does something that intentionally harms something or someone, that needs to be assessed appropriately. We actually don’t need more people walking the earth compromising the lives of the people who actually care about moral behavior and the well being of others.
This whole “police brutality” issue is one big vicious circle and we’ve been hearing about it for quite some time now. It makes me question the system of training and evaluation that police officers undergo to actually become certified police officers. Is there any sort of anger management restriction? Psychological testing? Analysis of behavioral records? How are these police officers just swiftly making their way through this system without even being questioned? And if this has been going on for so long, why hasn’t anyone tried to fix it? If I am wrong about this (which I very well may be), please show me that people are conscientious of this issue and are taking steps to fix it.
On a personal note, I hate seeing articles like this or in the general. I hate writing shit like this too, because I feel like I’m just venting about the things that I haven’t done anything to change. But hopefully, some people see this and find out that police brutality is an issue.
Am I saying you shouldn’t trust every single cop out there? No, that’s profiling, and that makes you a bad person too. I wouldn’t want someone profiling me just because someone else that was the same gender, race, age, or profession as me did something bad. Cops are people too, and I’m sure some of them will surprise you. They have a tough job, I mean, just look at the world we inhabit. But, you should be aware that this shit exists and it exists in numbers. Be cautious when you confront an officer or when an officer confronts you. Know your rights. If you were doing something wrong, just be honest. If you weren’t, stand up for yourself. If a cop is fucking with you and there are people around, draw attention to yourself. If you’re alone and a cop is fucking with you, the odds are against you my friend but I do have two words: self defense. I hate seeing this pseudo-moral bullshit happen and then seeing it go unpunished. Let’s decrease these statistics, and increase justice.