I support the right for every American to have at least one gun; and I support having the right to self defense against police; cops are no different than the citizens they claim to serve and protect. Actually, they are. They are public servants, allegedly, here to protect the people from harm and wrong. They are supposed to be the peace keepers, the ones you call in times of crisis; safety and the ‘good guys’. In addition, they should be held to higher punitive standards.
Yet in America even when the first “Police/Sheriff” squad was founded it was not founded based on those principles…at least not for equally. After slavery ‘ended’ in the South police, more or less, became the new ‘title’ for what previously was known as the ‘overseer’. Meaning, keeping Blacks oppressed and whites ‘safe’. In the Northern parts of America Police mainly focused on petty crimes such as public drunkenness.
As years have passed, little has changed except the sickness has grown worse.
Yet despite the history of cops, despite the present day killings and brutalities, somehow too many people look at them as heroes whom are putting their life “on the line” for America and safety. Sure, there are a few cops that I think highly of. One in California, for example, who has gone out of his way to save countless people from jumping off of the Golden Gate Bridge to their demise. But those cops are the minority.
After slavery, Jim Crow laws Continue reading Police Have Never Been Trained for Equality or Merit Towards All People