The Police : I'm a Black Ex-Cop, and This is the Real Truth About Race and Policing

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    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ...Many Americans believe that police officers are generally good, noble heroes. A Gallup poll from last year asked Americans to rate the honesty and ethical standards of people in various fields: police officers ranked in the top five, just above members of the clergy. The profession — the endeavor — is noble. But this myth about the general goodness of cops obscures the truth of what needs to be done to fix the system. It makes it look like all we need to do is hire good people, rather than fix the entire system. Institutional racism runs throughout our criminal justice system. Its presence in police culture, though often flatly denied by the many police apologists that appear in the media now, has been central to the breakdown in police-community relationships for decades in spite of good people doing police work.

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    I know we have some good cops but over all most are haters to the black communities
    we are judged and profiled ......I agree cops not within a system that teach and allow them
    to use force and corruption against us as a people .
     
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    You said "some"...Now does that mean that there are fewer good cops
    then there are non-good cops?

    Or let us suppose that there are more good cops then bad cops, how is it
    that the good cops who 'outnumber' the bad cops not work to get rid of
    the bad cops -that misrepresent the good cops? They, the good cops,
    if there are more of them then their are equally culpable for the misdeeds
    of law enforcement overall?
     
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    ...I mean fewer good cops than bad cops.
    (sorry for the typo)
     
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    I truly think there are more bad then good , the good is out numbered and likely force to shut up or
    lose your job the system is so badly corrupted and we are badly high profiled and targeted.
     
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