This is just a question that I would like to ask you all out of curiosity. When police officers are killed where you live, is a big deal made out of it?
Here, from the officers' deaths to their funerals, a very big deal is made of it.
The funny thing is that most of us want the police but only if they do they can job without abusing their power.
Indeed. It's just that that's precisely the reason that we do not want them. Then again though, they don't abuse their power, because the state bestows upon them to target kill, beat, and frame Africans. We can call it... :-)... law de facto for blacko. You know though, I remember this ultra conservative law oriented television show that used to come on when I was younger and I remember very clearly these words that would be said at the beginning and the end of the show: "...because NO ONE is above the law". I clearly remember thinking then that when you ARE the law, you don't "need" to try to be above it. No wonder that of one of the many names that the police are known by around here that "the law" is one. The law = the state...and "NO ONE is above the law."
Oh, and as a reminder that our family in the good ole U.S of A aren't getting any love. Meet one now ex cop, Michael Daragjati. This law enforcement officer felt it cool to boast about frying Africans (but using the n word) and then go into a court with an African judge and explain to him that the n word is ok to use when describing naughty Africans.
Strange how police recruitment standards when it comes to employing and retaining racists (covert and otherwise) are never criticised.
Seems that these "standards" are standard.
A "silent protest" was held last month to protest "stop and frisk".
Source: NY Times
Thousands March Silently to Protest Stop-and-Frisk Policies
In a slow, somber procession, several thousand demonstrators conducted a silent march on Sunday down Fifth Avenue to protest the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policies, which the organizers say single out minority groups and create an atmosphere of martial law for the city’s black and Latino residents.
Stop-and-frisk is a political tool, victimizing one group of people so another group feels protected,” Mr. Jealous said. “It’s humiliating hundreds of thousands of people.”
Police officers stopped nearly 700,000 people last year, 87 percent of them black or Latino. Of those stopped, more than half were also frisked.
Two and a half hours after it began, the peaceful, disciplined march ended in mild disarray. As many marchers dispersed, police officers at 77th Street and Fifth Avenue began pushing a crowd that defied orders to leave the intersection, shoving some to the ground and forcing the protesters to a sidewalk, where they were corralled behind metal barricades. After protesters pushed back, the officers used an orange net to clear the sidewalk, and appeared to arrest at least three people.
“In this city of so much hustle and bustle and clamor, sometimes the loudest thing you can do is move together in silence,” he said.
But a few dozen voiced their disagreement with the strategy at the march’s end, chanting: “We can’t be silent. We got to fight back.”