Why I Do Not Support the Police
October 11, 2011 Leave a comment
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.
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.