1. There Is No Accountability
Here’s the most upsetting, damning fact of all: 97% of cases of police killing people in 2015 did not result in the officers being charged with any crimes.
Police officers have one of the more difficult jobs in our society, but that shouldn’t come with a free pass to kill at will. Gun culture and racism in the United States are major players in the reality that police brutality is not only commonplace but, clearly, acceptable in our country today. Not all police are bad, and in fact, the majority of them are probably not. But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be able to question them as a whole when hundreds among their ranks exercise deadly force in situations later deemed unnecessary or lawfully unfounded.
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