- Jul 29, 2012
It's shocking to me how little respect there is for other people. I know people have issues with this idea but ignore the fact they're police...that's someone's child, someone's brother, someone's dad and people think it's just nothing to hit them in the head with a baseball bat. Those people cheering it on wouldn't care if the guy ended up brain damaged because they lump everyone in the same boat, that because one person has the same job as another person in a different part of the country, it's therefore justifiable to treat that officer like Derek Chauvin deserves to be treated. They don't know who he is, what he's like away from work, what his political views are. He could be the nicest guy you could ever meet, someone who does charity work at kids hospitals, and supports anti-racism movements, yet because he happens to be a police officer, vile assaults are cheered on?Fuck, if there was ever a time I’d support police brutality......that was it.
That mentality is the essence of where bigotry is found. Some black people commit crime, therefore it's acceptable to hit a black man in the head with a baseball bat? Some women commit domestic abuse, therefore it's ok to hit them with a baseball bat? Of course not, nobody would ever make those arguments, and yet with the police, people think they have free rein because some cops do bad things and it gets covered up by some other cops. There isn't any demographic in society, whether it's by profession, gender, religion, race or whatever else, where that isn't the case, but we don't judge the entire demographic because of what some shit people do, we judge those people as individuals and not as a collective.
It's such a pathetic mentality to have. People will look for any reason to justify their bigotry.