Are all cops b-st-rds?
If so, why?
For a year, students at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls have had the opportunity to find out.
As reported by Campus Reform, the school’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging office’s “Education & Resources for Allies” webpage previously promoted an article titled “A Guide to Allyship: Black Lives Matter & Why ‘All Cops are B-st-rds.’”
Per a web archive, the piece explores, firstly, the tragedy of George Floyd:
On May 25th, George Floyd was in Minneapolis on business, far from his family and community, when four Minneapolis police officers served as judge, jury, and executioner on an unarmed, non-violent, handcuffed Black man.
“He was dragged from his car,” the text continues, “pinned to the ground, and choked even as he begged for air by officers using unnecessary and deadly force.”
In light of what occurred:
We must contact those in power and urge them to defund the police, support those fighting on the frontlines in the global protests, and donate to the people and organizations who need it the most right now.
The article goes on to insist readers should “stop demanding [their] Black peers to education [them] on social issues” and “stop playing devil’s advocate when discussing racism with Black people.”
Furthermore, the write-up provides a breakdown titled “Why ‘All Cops are B-st-rds.’”
“Good cops do not exist,” it states.
The notion of okay officers comes from what appears, as of late, to be a ubiquitous place:
The claim that individual cops can be good is rooted in white supremacist mythology that suggests racism is an individual act committed by anybody.
Policing is not a question of individualism. It is not as if a random individual gets a gun, a badge, a police car, and a blue uniform.
It’s a case of systemic racism:
The police are a highly organized institution with systemic power. In order to understand any institution, it is important you start with the history of that institution…
It sounds as if there was never law enforcement until American slavery:
[T]he institution of modern-day policing evolved from the slave
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