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What I liked this week:



  • Erika

    The belief that blacks are disproportionately killed by police officers is a myth and the real data supports it. There are far more Caucasians killed by police every year than blacks. Blacks are far more likely to be subjected to violence at the hands of other blacks and data supports this assertion as well.

    As far as there being a “war” on cops, I can assure you that the hostility towards law enforcement has been escalating steadily for at least the last decade that I have been in service, but also know that I regularly experience this hostility from every race and not just African Americans. Today, I no longer feel it is safe to enjoy a meal at a restaurant while in uniform and feel the constant need to look over my shoulder when I’m sitting at a traffic light.

    I will agree that there are a few bad apples in every career or race, and I can also agree that the media and our government are largely to blame for stirring up much of the dissent amongst our citizens.

  • Taylor Lee @ Yuppie Millennial

    Cops are the hands of a justice system that has been systematically aligned to hurt black Americans (sometimes very explicitly). They are a symptom and an arbiter of our culture’s greater attitudes toward black Americans but by no means is the crux of the issue just in police departments. Systematic violence towards black Americans has been happening since our country was formed. It will continue to happen until we as a country make it a priority to protect and support black families instead of incarcerating them and really envelop folks of all races, ethnicities, and creeds into our national identity rather than thinking and treating them as an “other”.

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