Given all that cops do, we think they deserve at least the same benefit of the doubt that criminals get every day.
- new york post editorial titled ‘three cheers for the nypd’
only fascists could think that a group with a legal sanction to use deadly force deserves less scrutiny than the average citizen
unless the argument here is that police should be treated like criminals since really the cops are the most violent gang in America. In 2012 in Seattle the police accounted for 20% of all homicides. And in 2011 the National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project showed that police commit rape/sexual assault at a rate higher than the rest of the American public. Cops are dangerous and not in the already-scary, “protect-the-public” nonsense, thin-blue-line-bullshit way the majority of the American public tends to think.
I’m also a killer. I’ve killed a lot, and if I need to I’ll kill a whole bunch more. If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me.
Dear Racists: I know you’re going to to be trotting this out in the next few days claiming that this shows how white people are just as badly treated as black people in the US (though, of course, the idea that “it happens all the time” to white people is, of course, a ridiculous and disgusting lie).
But guess what, fuckheads, as usual, you’re wrong as fuck. The reason this tragedy isn’t national news is because, surprise surprise, a similar (ish) shooting of a white teenager by a black cop is being handled by the authorities completely differently! That’s right, you dumbfucks, this officer is being immediately and vigorously investigated, the officer’s name was released, the victim wasn’t denied medical care, nor was his body left on the street for hours. It’s almost like, we treat black and white people differently in our justice system! And if you want to argue that the fucking Salt Lake City PD (oh shit, was I able to read about this case in the NATIONAL NEWS?!?!?! ) is racist against white people, you are fucking out of your mind.
So, nice try, you asshole, I know you were salivating over finding a case to compare this to Mike Brown, but, even with this timing, you’re not even fucking close to proving your racist “point.”