There is a myth circulated among families with young children, mostly white families, that cops only put “bad people” in jail. I wonder how they’re choosing to define “bad” people–what do these people look like?
Do they look like former LAPD officers Koon, Powell, Wind and Briseno? Because they look pretty shitty to me.
From what I can gather from media reports and various articles, the police seem very bad at math––four cops to subdue one Rodney King, forty-one shots in one Amadou Diallo, and six hands all around Eric Garner’s neck in what some cops refuse to admit was a chokehold.
According to a NY Magazine online article, cops anonymously posting on police message boards e.g. Thee Rant, PoliceOne on the Eric Garner killing are stirring up “racial, political and professional tensions, most of them quite ugly”. Quel surprise!
Here’s one I found almost poetic.
Again if Mr walking heart attack had simply put his hamburger shovels behind his back, he wouldn’t have had a heartbattackmfor over exerting himself. The NYPD did absolutely nothing wron. Tomthe guys slamming these NYPD officekrs, I and many here wouldn’t want any of you guys around us on a critical,incident. Hopefully you guys are desk jockeys.
Note the almost alliterative quality: “his hamburger shovels behind his back…” Not sure what all the extra letters are for, though. Is it part of a cryptic message to his police buddies?
Cops are hard to like, but we are not supposed to like them. They are an institution created by the rich to keep the poor in their place. Mostly in jail and in squalor. As in keep that swarm of swarthy foreigners away from my lily white family.