CorruptUser wrote:...fill the police force with people who aren't naturally hostile to black people, such as other black people?
This is already the case in Baltimore(well over half the force and leadership), and Baltimore PD has a lot of problems. You could, I suppose, argue that it's not intrinsically racist thanks to the police force makeup...but ultimately, if it's a bunch of cops beating the shit out of unarmed people, does it really matter? It's still fucked up.
CorruptUser wrote:So yes, it's the guns. Police shootings, school massacres, muggings at gunpoint, mothers forced to watch as their own babies descend into the earth, immigrants fleeing from war torn countries shielding their wives with their bodies only for a bullet to be deflected off of the radius in their own forearm and into their wife's chest, that's just the small price for the freedom of being able to buy a gun secondhand without so much as a background check.
I dunno. In at least some of these cases, there's very clearly no actual gun. I mean, look at the drop gun thing I posted earlier. They're carrying drop guns specifically in case of shooting people who don't have a gun.
And MD has some of the toughest gun laws in the country, so it ain't that.
Plenty of police brutality happens when it is blindingly obvious that there is no gun there.
natraj wrote:if oxygen tanks exploded when used to whack people upside the head there'd be way more ambulances going up in flames in dc every day, the entire city is made out of potholes and medics drive like we're in the fast and the furious those things are getting jostled and banged about constantly
oxygen tanks do explode but i wouldn't look to jaws as a barometer of realism
This is truth, yeah. You can, in theory, knock the valve off, but I've seen a lot of tanks mistreated, and I've never seen a tank rupture. I'm sure you can get it to happen if you work at it, but paramedics with oxygen tanks are probably not half the danger cops are.