posted on Apr, 20 2021 @ 12:08 PM
I completely agree with the prevailing sentiment of “these people inciting violence are lunatics.
But it’s worth noting they are this way because they feel their voices aren’t being heard. I don’t know that we are doing enough to address
crime and violent behavior that often times leads to people in poverty stricken areas resorting to life decisions that attract law enforcement to
their presence. I tend to believe that cops gravitate towards people and situations that are or are likely to make a turn for the worst based on the
social and economic situations in the environment their in. Less often it’s a bad cop and more often it’s a poorly trained cop in a high stress
situation surrounded by antagonists he/she feels could pose a threat. The solution, I think, lies in the middle.
We have to admit that law enforcement need better funding, better training, and more modernized outlook on indicators that can predict who and where
dangerous situations may come up. Local governments need to be held accountable to their failed efforts for improving the socioeconomic situations
many criminals are stuck in. Improving education in these communities is a local issue, not a federal issue. Nor is it the responsibility of law
enforcement to educate people on the laws before a crime is committed.
I don’t see it as a left/right, black/white, or really even a poor/wealthy situation. Poor people can be amazing people and wealthy people can be
absolute sh**bags. It’s the community that matters the most. The leadership, the opportunities, and the soul of those who live there. If none of
that is there...why should anyone hold onto any moral values?
edit on 20-4-2021 by Assassin82 because: (no reason given)