Originally Posted by otc
Can we really not hold our police to a higher standard than gangbangers? While there are always going to be innocent bystanders picked off in the gang violence, I don't really see how the stats on a bunch of gang members (some of whom literally have the "job" of being muscle/enforcers) actively fighting over territory and status are really relevant when compared to police officers whose jobs are definitely *not* to kill people.
It's relevant because a pathetic number of murder cases are solved in Chicago.
The number of solved cases could easily be increased with help from the community, but the community refuses to help. This leads some to conclude that black lives sometimes
Put yourself in the shoes of a cop. Does seeing hundreds of dead black men per year, about whom nobody seems to care, give you more or less pause when dealing with their lives?
I'm not defending cops... I actually loathe living in a police state. But it's a logical argument to consider.