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Offline cybercoma

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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #180 on: April 21, 2021, 08:59:47 am »
I agree.  But they're also afraid for their lives.  Many of the people they're dealing with are armed.
This completely falls apart when you look at how many unarmed, compliant black people in the US and indigenous people in Canada have been murdered by cops over the years. The cops disproportionately escalate their response to violence when they're dealing with people who are not white. I'm sure some of the time they do this unconsciously but the perception of violence and risk is absolutely a racially biased phenomenon. This is what systemic racism means. It's not that individual cops are prejudice; it's that people's skin colour play a role into cops perception of risk whether they're personally aware of it or not.
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