Monday, June 1, 2020


We have a problem with policing.   Cops are trained in military tactics, consequently they have a SWAT attitude.   They are not trained to deescalate problems and assist communities, but to assault problems and police communities.  Many of the people in police forces should not be cops, they have self-esteem problems, and many are racist.   Cops close ranks when one member is in trouble.   There is a systemic attitude that you are supposed to look the other way, that keeps cops from policing each other. 

The murder of George Floyd has sparked outrage and protest.   Without this outrage and protest there would be no accountability.   Protest marches should have been unimpeded by police and police presence should be without riot gear.

It is unfortunate that legitimate outrage at the murder of unarmed and helpless George Floyd has been sullied by arson, vandalism and theft.

That said, when cities start to burn and stores are looted a demonstration has moved from a show of solidarity to anarchy.   The people committing these crimes are wildings, using the cover of a justified demonstration against racial violence by police, to steal, commit arson and incite violence, because they can. 

Real concerned demonstrators protesting the murder of George Floyd should insist that demonstrations end at night fall.


Regardless how mad you are, there is no justification for arson and looting, and, for the people demonstrating after dark it is party time and has nothing to do with George Floyd,   Demonstrators that stand around and watch, are aiding and abetting.


  1. You're absolutely right -- police culture is the problem. But it will not change without massive, top-down political leadership to root out that cancerous culture and do what must be done.


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