posted on Jul, 9 2015 @ 02:31 AM
Not sure where this is manufactured, but if it's like most cell cases, most likely somewhere in Eastern Asia, available on Amazon for $10-$25.
Many police forces in Asia, around the world even, do not carry firearms while on a normal "beat" or patrol. Only stateside, is it that you're as
likely to die due to gun violence from a police officer, as you are from a gang member.
I can see a teenager in a country where they do not have to fear their police when innocent, and where guns are not common, getting this to "be cool"
among their friends.
So myopic some of you are.
There is and has been a very serious problem with American police violence for decades now, especially if you're not white. Being male doesn't help
Bodycams and cellphone footage actually catch police murders take place, and little to nothing is done as far as consequences for the law enforcement
It's generally the practice for police forces in large cities in America to have non local police patrol an area, the reasoning being that they are
less likely to know someone, say a childhood friend, and go easy on them if they commit a crime.
What this means in practice, is the police are often vastly different culturally and socio-economically from the areas they patrol, often misinterpret
mannerisms they are not familiar with (especially the rookies), and in general have a fearful, reactionary attitude. These are the cops that scream
"get on the *expletive* ground right now!!!" immediately, gun drawn, as soon as they engage a situation, as opposed to simply asking "what seems to be
the problem here?"
I find the actual cell phone case in question less ridiculous than the fact everyones immediate reaction in their comments was, to summarize, a "good
way to suicide by cop". People are so conditioned to the police potentially ending their life over frivolous reasons and their own fearful reactions
that they actually would take exception to a novelty phone case before they would be pissed at our psycho police departments in the states. Sigh.