Why I Do Not Support the Police

Or rather, part of why I do not join the ranks of those who presume that police and our court system are always right, are always just, are always on the side of the innocent, freedom, peace, and justice for all–is exemplified in these two stories.

Topeka, Kansas Halts Prosecution of Domestic Violence cases, City Council considering repealing city ordinance against domestic violence to save money

Financial Giants Puts New York City Cops on Their Payroll

These articles are speaking of different aspects of our judicial system–but when put together, the message is clear. Women aren’t important. Justice isn’t important. Maintaining the status quo, protecting the wealthy and powerful, silencing and punishing those who dare to speak out–that is what’s important.

So I will not presume that police will protect me from violence. I will not presume that our court system condemns the criminal and frees the innocent.

The sooner the people put these pieces of the puzzle together, the better.

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About Brittany-Ann
Brittany-Ann is a proud, self-identified feminist with fictional tendencies. She currently writes for LouisvilleKY.com and moderates at My Fault I'm Female. She smokes camels, reads Dumas, and navigates a conservative state as "one of them darn liberals."

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