Sunday, June 07, 2020

Brutal Cop? Nope. Brutal Police UNION

The cop who killed George Floyd had something like 18 abuse complaints on his record.

In other words, the murder was not a "one-off" where this cop suddenly became a killer.  Nope--he had a pattern of practice which grew into the ultimate brutality.

All that time, he was protected by the Police Union.

So what is the REAL problem?

Not "police policy."  Not "institutional brutalism."  Not "police supervisors" (at least not in most cases.)

It's the Union, shitty hiring practices, and--to a far lesser degree--the "blue wall of silence."

So let's start there. 

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