ART BY: Ergot
This blog is apart of a 2 part series covering 2 big topics: 1) Brutality. 2) Militarization. Both only about police in the United States. Part 2 will be released eventually. So, without further ado, let’s get started shall we?
The role of the police is to protect the masses and uphold the law. The role of the masses is to call the police for help and follow the law. That is the way it’s been since for fuck knows how long. But throughout history, the police have been getting a bad rep. Especially among minorities, most notably, blacks. For that, we can blame the actions of law enforcement back when segregation was common practice and widespread. But in recent events, the police have faced a lot of hostility. If a cop shoot someone it’s local news. But here’s the kicker: The only time it makes it in the national spotlight is when a black person is shot by a white cop AND only when either witnesses or family yells brutality. As a result, the hostility towards police has increased. We have the media to thank for that….and also, blacks. Sad thing is, when the roles are reversed, the media only covers the unjustified shooting of a cop when several are gunned down or under extraordinary circumstances. That says a lot about the media, doesn’t it?