The Police need to like, take it easy, man. There are a countless number of shootings, chokings, and beatings of unarmed innocent people, especially those who are black.
The level of police brutality is nothing new. It's nothing that hasn't been said or talked about before. It's nothing that hasn't been protested in the past, peacefully at that.
Yet, George Floyd and his case is significant. it marks the final straw for people tolerating the police and their unjust bullshit.
It marks the beginning of a revolution.
We've been stooped up for months indoors. People are already quite agitated with this cabin fever and not to mention, the police's lack of "policing" themselves has been an ongoing issue.
Being trapped inside all day and seeing a man choked to death by cops as he begs for mercy saying "I can't breathe" was enough to emotionally push people over the edge."Fuck this" became a collective thought.
Thus came the riots. I wouldn't ever condone any sort of violence, but it's not like they didn't try to "take a knee" and attempt to inspire change through rather gentle ways.
People didn't listen. They called them unpatriotic. They called them betrayers.
The NFL fined players who keeled during the game. And now?
Now after buildings have been set on fire, windows smashed, inventory looted, now after all this destruction the NFL is saying they were wrong and "should have listened."
Now the officers on scene at George Floyd's murder are being jailed. The first time officers have had any sort of legal punishment for bad behavior.
If only they embraced the Lazy Mindset, one of cool-calm, collected thoughts, we would have never had this problem.
Riots wouldn't have happened if the police could actually read body language instead of go all trigger happy. Riots wouldn't have happened if people LISTENED to what they were actually upset about, instead of assuming it was an insult to the military (which it wasn't ever intended to be).
Sometimes we need to lean back, and ask "What's wrong?" instead of jumping to conclusions. This especially holds true to the people that are supposed to protect us!
The police have absolutely no chill. They get too abusive with their power and too emotionally out of control.
Now okay, yeah, there are some good cops who want to serve justice and do what is right, who can handle emergencies with poise and grace.
The problem is: THEY DON'T CALL OUT THE BAD COPS!
If the police force is to regain any sort of integrity, they have to start calling out their own shitty cops. Otherwise, we'll keep going back to square one, where by default the cop is right and he was doing what he had to do, like murdering a man who used a fake twenty dollar bill.
No one is saying "All cops are bad." They're saying "bad cops don't get punished nor reprimanded in the way they should". it's a systematic problem that unfortunately took some serious structure damage to actually be addressed.
Next time there's a peaceful protest, we should try to ask questions and let them speak their grievances instead of tellin' them to STFU. Even if you disagree, they may have a point.
This goes for both "sides". We need to stop taking sides and actually Unite in the United States.
We spend so much time arguing and little time listening.
We want our police to procrastinate and analyze a situation before making a decision. We should hold ourselves to the same standard.
Take time to understand a crisis before going trigger happy like a cop. Relax and act deliberately, not on impulse.
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