#when family guy has better morals than america does u kno ur fucked
ITS NOT ALL COPS OKAY ITS JUST A FEW AND HALF THE TIME WE DONT SEE THE WHOLE THING AND MEDIA MAKES IT SEEM LIKE POLICE ARE AGAINST US WHEN THEY ARE HERE TO SERVE AND PROTECT LIKE THEY SHOULD!!! yes.. Cops can be bad.. BUT MOST REALLY ARENT!! 😓😭 okay!!! 😔
But the issue here is not about individual cops; it’s about the system.
Far too many cops have recklessly abused the power they’ve been given to ‘keep order and maintain peace’, far too many cops raise their guns, raise their batons, aiming to cause harm to the citizens they are trusted to protect.
Not all cops. But far too many and America is crying out in protest.
'we don't see the whole thing'.. No, but we've seen enough of police brutality to be frightened and wary of these armed individuals. Racial profiling, for instance. To think that in modern society, African-Americans and Hispanics, two ethnic groups targeted by the police, have reached the point where they expect to be discriminated against, terrorized and harassed, even beaten up, every time they walk down the streets and meet the eye of a police officer… In their daily lives, people are living in fear, freezing up whenever a guardian of the law comes up to meet them.
And even then, the media too is slanted. The media can show us the lens of the camera but can twist the angle, twist people’s minds so that they see a distorted truth. Case in point, Ferguson, Missouri; a huge group of people still thinks that the black community is responsible for looting and breaking into stores when in reality, the protesters were protecting the stores from the looters.
In a situation of oppression, there’s the bully, the victim, and the bystander.
There should be no victims in the land that prides itself on its freedom, on its justice, but there are. There are so many—and few of them have escaped unscathed without being wounded, without losing their lives.
The bullies stand in their uniforms and badges, with the law on their side because they have the ability to get away with almost anything under the claim that ‘they were acting for the common good’.
The bystanders refuse to be bystanders. Something is very very wrong when some of the first words that come out of people’s mouths is “Don’t shoot me, my hands are up”.
Something is very very wrong and Americans are protesting against it. Sure, there are men and women out there in their police cars patrolling for crime. What we are protesting is the fact that some of these cops perpetrate crime , doing exactly the opposite of what they’re supposed to be doing.
The ‘not all cops’ argument is suggesting that police officers are the victims in the situation. No. Not until we stop police brutality do we stop seeing citizens as the victims, police as the bullies.