The story goes that you can’t judge a person by the color of their skin, the tattoos they wear, or the uniform they put on. It’s a lie. And, it seems very racist and insulting, too.
No one wakes up one morning and decides what color skin they’ll have. And even if they did, skin color means nothing about the content of the person’s character.
Sure, tattoos are chosen, not inborn, but again, they mean nothing about how the person wearing them will act. Aggressors could have tattoos of bunnies and unicorns, and the best person you know could have a tattoo of a gang symbol, wormy skulls, or Bernie Sanders’ face.
Police, though, wake up each and every day and make the choice to enforce harmful and arbitrary “laws” against people in exchange for money stolen from their victims. It’s not about the cop as a person, it is about the aggression and theft they commit as a condition of keeping the “job.” But, the fact a person would choose to do that shows something very important about their character.
Yes, sometimes cops do good things. So do other gangsters. It doesn’t excuse the existence of the “job” in either case.
Cops are not a “race” or an expression of personal taste–they are an aggressive gang. The worst and most dangerous aggressive gang in America. Being aware of this fact doesn’t make you a bad person, so don’t feel guilty.
I understand some people are afraid and believe cops will protect them… you can’t fix cowardice or stupidity.