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Tue Jun 9, 2020, 08:01 PM

Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop

This essay has been kicking around in my head for years now and Iíve never felt confident enough to write it. Itís a time in my life Iím ashamed of. Itís a time that I hurt people and, through inaction, allowed others to be hurt. Itís a time that I acted as a violent agent of capitalism and white supremacy. Under the guise of public safety, I personally ruined peopleís lives but in so doing, made the public no saferÖ so did the family members and close friends of mine who also bore the badge alongside me.

But enough is enough.

The reforms arenít working. Incrementalism isnít happening. Unarmed Black, indigenous, and people of color are being killed by cops in the streets and the police are savagely attacking the people protesting these murders.

American policing is a thick blue tumor strangling the life from our communities and if you donít believe it when the poor and the marginalized say it, if you donít believe it when you see cops across the country shooting journalists with less-lethal bullets and caustic chemicals, maybe youíll believe it when you hear it straight from the pigís mouth.

https://medium.com/@OfcrACab/confessions-of-a-former-bastard-cop-bb14d17bc759

Long and brutal examination of what the system is and why it is the way it is. Excellent read. Just be aware you might need a drink or three to get through it.

His recommendations are spot on.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 08:02 PM

1. Read that earlier. Good long read.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 08:02 PM

2. Also here...

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213569713

But more people should read it!

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 12:17 AM

3. Sorry, I did look

but my eyes are not great. Didn't mean to steal your thunder, but this really needs to be seen and read.

His recommendations really are spot on.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 10:06 AM

4. I read that too. Yep. He's pretty much right.

After Occupy a few years ago, and especially after seeing the past couple of weeks of police riots, I will never trust a cop again.

ACAB

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