Month: June 2020

More Simple Steps

More Simple Steps

STEVEN IRBY

Stop Training Police Like They’re Joining the Military

Excerpts:
“Many police recruits enter the academy as idealists, but this kind of training turns them into cynics, even before their first day on patrol.”

“As the protesters pouring into the streets are reminding the nation, police in the United States kill roughly 1,000 people a year, a per capita rate of violence unparalleled in other democratic countries. Relative to their representation in the overall population, a disproportionate number of those killed by U.S. police have been black- or brown-skinned.”

Read the article:
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/police-academies-paramilitary/612859/

Americans disapprove of Trump response to George Floyd death and protests, polls find

“Dallas Chief of Police Renee Hall implemented a new order late Thursday night compelling officers “to either stop, or attempt to stop, another employee when force is being inappropriately applied or is no longer required,” the department says.”

Meanwhile in Minneaoplis:

“The police chief said the contract needs to be restructured to provide more transparency and flexibility for true reform. The review would look at matters such as critical incident protocols, use of force, and disciplinary protocols including grievances and arbitration.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/minneapolis-police-withdraw-union-contract-negotiations-medaria-arradondo/

“We out of order, your honor, you’re out of order
This whole court is unimportant, you fuckers are walkin’ corpses”

The moment you fall in love with a band you’ve never heard before…