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Offline Black Dog

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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #180 on: April 18, 2021, 02:13:57 pm »
I agree.  But they're also afraid for their lives.  Many of the people they're dealing with are armed.  I'd give the middle finger to a fellow driver in Canada, I don't do it in the US because my Cali friend told me not to.  The stupid gun culture down there is a part of this, and that's never going to change.  They can improve the police but the country is frankly hopeless overall.

The fear that causes cops to shoot first and ask question later is part of cop culture, not a rational response to the prevalence of guns. It's also linked to racist assumptions about Black criminality and fear of the Other that permeates American culture as a whole, but police training is very specifically geared to conditioning cops to treat every interaction with civilians as a potential shoot out.
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