Are you paying attention? The protests of the last 4 days have been trying to draw your attention to police brutality. To the fact that America's police use violence routinely and without fear of consequences. This is not a matter of a few bad apples. This is a culture of bad policing that exists throughout America. And with the eyes of the nation on them, America's police are giving the world many examples of their lawless, unrestrained behavior.
As you watch these videos, ask yourself how many of these uniform-wearing criminals will
- Ever be identified?
- Disciplined in any substantive way (loss of pay, loss of rank, fired, etc.)
We need to clean up America's police forces. Or we are complicit in their crimes.
P.S. And here's a thread of over 100 incidents of the police attacking journalists. Including a reporter who was permanently blinded in one eye from non-lethal ammunition. And an Australian reporter, punched in the face, on live television.