where did I say "people like you"? Where did I say there there were never any claims of racism and/or police brutality that ended up being proven wrong? We can play this game all night where I match up every false claim to a claim that's been proven true. Like Walter Scott for instance. The facts and statistics don't lie.
And what is it?
People like me? Black? White? Whatever. The more conservative of us? The ones tired of seeing scumbags get away with stupid shit? And using every excuse in the book? It gets old having the incident in question totally ignored. Being immediately dismissed as racist because we dare stick up for someone other than the one with dark complexion. To have people pretend it isn’t possible to go a “bridge too far.” That it doesn’t actually matter that the black guy was guilty. What he did.
Now. I’ve been a bit rambly on this one, but your snarky little comment pissed me off. I hate corrupt cops. They are vile as vile can be. And I hold no sympathy for them. But it is for the same reason this topic pisses me off so much. Because people dont want to be held to account for their crimes. Their bullshit that THEY got themselves in to. And so it doesn’t matter what actually happened. They lie. They run. They endanger others. And then others have the audacity to defend their petty bullshit behavior.
So. In the interest of putting out the “olive branch.” Let me put out my real position on this whole mess. Kneeling is a total fucking waste of time and a totally useless gesture. Why? Because trying to tell the police how they need to change? It doesn’t address the root causes of the problem. You want police to change? To respect blacks? Maybe we need more black cops? Maybe we need to see communties looking to reduce the interaction officers with black people? And not via “not policing,” but actual need.
But I fail to see how kneeling at the flag is going to do shit.