Some people act like police brutality is a new issue while others realize that it’s been a big issue since pretty much the birth of our country and then there are the people in between somewhere and all those people continually clash with each other and with the 4th group of people…the ones who think police brutality and racial profiling aren’t an issue at all. The problem has been brought into focus more than ever this year with the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many, many more just this year alone.
One way or the other everyone has an opinion on this and there have been outcries on social media to #DefundThePolice and now trending today is #AbolishThePolice and there is no shortage of people with something to say on the matter..
Personally I’m not a big fan of police, I got in a lot of legal trouble when I was younger and my interactions from back then left a sour taste in my mouth regarding them but at the same time I don’t see society working out real well without someone to enforce the rules to some degree…I mean look half the people won’t even take responsibility enough to wear a mask…can we really trust people to police themselves? I don’t think there’s any perfect solution here but many people seem to think they know exactly how to solve it…so let’s check out some of the tweets.
What good is all that money and all that military training if y’all are to fragile to handle 1 unarmed man. You’re done. Gen Z and Millennials are you’re reckoning. @LAPDHQ @KenoshaPolice #AbolishThePolice @MAKCapitalism @nick_w_estes— Joshua Ulises Marmol (@onejum4peace) August 24, 2020
Hey as a Gen Xer I’m right there with ya but we can’t call for change without a plan to make it work…and it’s “your reckoning”
Someone has to enforce laws. If we #AbolishThePolice we will have to create a new “police” to enforce laws. And we need laws enforced, or what is the point in creating them. They’re laws, not recommendations. Sure, the police need a reform, but we can’t get rid of them.— orehoes (@orehoes2) August 24, 2020
Yea I’m not too sure I trust people to just obey the laws and rules on their own but when you can’t trust the police to be fair and just then what is the solution?
#abolishThePolice NO! Yes some reform is needed, yes there is racism however generalizations are the lowest form of intelligence. Do you think the skinny little Antifa is going to stand up well to pissed off armed citizens who are left to defend themselves? NO!— WarWithEveryone (@WarwitEveryone) August 24, 2020
I understood #DefundThePolice as less funding to police is doable and possible but I don’t see how we’d ever get by with them just totally gone…
RT @BarryHerbers: @T_D_O_S US Policing was built out of slave chasing, union busting, and segregation enforcement. We can do better.#DefundThePolice#AbolishThePolice#ReplaceThePolice— replacethepolice (@replace_police) August 24, 2020
#ReplaceThePolice might work but with who? We need that plan in place first of all.
A man one year older than me was shot 7 times in the back walking away from police in front of his three sons. #JusticeForJacobBlake #AbolishThePolice #ACAB #BLM https://t.co/Yq747xhUQK— These Cops Arent Going To Defund Themselves (@in_su_nli_ght) August 24, 2020
The latest of many tragic deaths at the hands of police…shot in the back in front of his children…this should never happen yet it’s happening at an alarming frequency in our country now…how many names do we need to attach to hashtags before something changes?
#AbolishThePolice— Emperor Palpatine (@Ser_Palps) August 24, 2020
Unless you have a valid way to replace it this is the worst idea ever. You’re basically asking the gangs and criminals to take over the country. If you think we’re being oppressed by cops now… they’ll leave the cops in the dust on the oppression scale.
Yea the first step is coming up with a plan to properly replace the police…a group that protects and serves more than they enforce and terrify.
At the exact moment when the world is protesting police brutality, police officers hold a Black man’s shirt and shoot him in the back with his children inches away in broad daylight. #AbolishThePolice #BlackLivesMatter #JacobBlake #SayHisName— Rachael Levay (@RachaelLevay) August 24, 2020
You’d think by now even the racist POS cops would think twice before pulling this kind of stuff…they need to be properly trained to handle these things without lethal force…they jump to using their guns much too quickly these days.
disgraceful. #AbolishThePolice https://t.co/ZMl8QpeHd0— 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️nyxynyx🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️ (@hexieafeint) August 24, 2020
And it’s not just these big stories you’re seeing in the news…this stuff is going on all over the country , every day.
I see #AbolishThePolice trending, but really – if you get rid of the union contracts, you can take down then rebuild this thing to ACTUALLY work. It’s been done:https://t.co/Y8w1WF2Wgt pic.twitter.com/C6G8AH8nrM— Gatorb1224 (@Gatorb1224) August 24, 2020
This might be the first actual solution that I’ve seen posted…a possibility of a solution anyways.
What are your thoughts?
Should we #AbolishThePolice or #DefundThePolice?
Let us know in the comments.
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