Editing in a Super Important Rule: Any links to media that's evidence / citations of police brutality have to comply with forum rules, particularly the new ones we got this past month. And even when they are in compliance, please place content warnings of what people can expect if they choose to open said media.
It's February and the honeymoon of "things are going to be better yay" is over. I'm sorry to tell you all that shit is still bad
. (Edit - This line was written in the spirit of "New Years Day doesn't solve our problems" but was taken as a jab at the Biden administration. My bad for not making that clearer.)
To kick this thread off, while American law enforcement has a SHITLOAD of problems this thread's focus is on the use of force, be it racially driven or otherwise. I say 'otherwise' because this morning's headlines sure are a goddamn thing (via NBC):
Authorities in Rochester, New York, are investigating a confrontation captured on video that shows police pepper spraying a 9-year-old girl while responding to a report of “family trouble,” officials say.
The girl was told by the officer "you're acting like a child," which she pointed out she was indeed a child. And then was attacked by the cop. Because all cops are bastards, and child abusers now.
I've been out of the news loop so I don't know what protests are continuing, but I have no doubt they will be happening the moment the new administration opens its mouth on the matter and delivers anything less than a perfect message.To get ahead of it, yes while police participated in the attack on the capitol, discussion of that belongs in the coup thread.