I’m taking a break from posting about the disgusting behavior of the police in our country. I am nonetheless worried about the rising police state. I remember a time when I could walk through a downtown area with a toy gun or take my BB gun to a park and shoot up some bad guy trees without having to fear for my life.
The truth is, police shootings of civilians is on the rise. The police have killed over 1000 people in the US this year. People need to be aware that cops no longer shoot to apprehend, and that includes 12 year olds. It’s sad.
Justification and acting thoughtfully are two different things. The cops involved in these shootings do not look at how they may diffuse a situation; they only look at their own safety. Policing is no longer the dangerous job it once was. You are in much more danger when you put on lumberjack boots than a badge.
What is more sad (morose really), is the number of apologists for these thugs. They refuse to see the fact that cops are reacting more violently than in the past. They are not worried about the militarization of the police force. Among the comments I read in these pro-cop posts is blatant racism. That sickens me. Do you think it’s cute to say “no one is looting work boots?”
So, for the next few days or weeks, I won’t be posting about these abusers of authority. I won’t be posting stories about excessive force and police killings. Just don’t expect the violence to end.