Law enforcement's dirty little secret

Source: CounterPunch
by David Macaray

"Armchair sociologists tell us that the primary reason cops kill unarmed (or armed but non-threatening) black people is because cops are, at root, 'racists,' and that the reason juries acquit these trigger-happy officers, even when the evidence overwhelmingly supports a guilty verdict, is because the jurors themselves are, at root, racists. Although no one is going to suggest that racial discrimination isn’t alive and well in the U.S., a couple things fly in the face of that 'White cops kill blacks and Latinos because cops are racists' premise: (1) Black and Latino cops regularly engage in this same kind of savagery, and (2) cops also kill, harass, bully, and beat the hell out of their share of white people as well." (06/26/17)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/06/26/law-enforcements-dirty-little-secret/