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View Diary: Covering the Mentally Ill. With Bullets. And Blood. (49 comments)

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  •  That's been the excuse for years (8+ / 0-)

    But in reality it isn't as big of a problem as they make it out to be. The problem is that the police's job has been to oppress the poor and keep them in their place. That's what they were invented for and that's been their primary use, extended of course to oppressing people of color here in the US. We have more and more poor people here in the US so we're going to have more and more problems with the police. Poor people generally know that the police are their enemy, and the police know the same about poor people. Car accidents tend to kill more police officers than guns, and definitely in these sorts of situations.

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