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Counterintuitive? In New York, major crime complaints fell when cops took a break from ‘proactive policing’
“In their efforts to increase civilian compliance, certain policing tactics may inadvertently contribute to serious criminal activity,” the researchers wrote. “The implications for understanding policing in a democratic society should not be understated.” The findings show that experts may need to reconsider their assumptions about what is and isn’t effective in law enforcement practices, the authors said.
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CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—Most westerners have also been indoctrinated throughout their entire lives by movies and TV shows about heroic cops saving the day from villainous bad guys. The wealthy class which makes these movies and shows have built their kingdoms upon the status quo whose existence depends upon a violent force controlling the world internationally and a violent force controlling the nation domestically, so mainstream consciousness is constantly saturated in stories about the military and police being awesome and virtuous.
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CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—This isn’t working. Police culture cannot be saved, and has no interest in being saved. In the eyes of the armed goon patrol, it’s the people complaining about police brutality who are the problem. That’s why the response to them has been consistent and copious amounts of police brutality.
This is not a matter of passing a few more pieces of legislation. This is not a matter of giving police more workshops and seminars. This is not a matter of needing more police to take a knee during protests or march with them in solidarity. This is a matter of an entire police force, from sea to shining sea, which insists on the gratuitous use of violence and will defend any cop who uses it.
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As part of the more cultured layer of the bourgeoisie’s official “conservative section” (as opposed to “liberal”, even though they are all conservative and reactionary, superficial differences depending on the issues and the misdirection necessary according to their pre-assigned roles)—Fox News host Tucker Carlson is now, consistent with his media platform’s reactionary political posture, sputtering a great deal of vitriol at the (to him) apparently outrageous notion of “defunding the police”. Alternatively defining the protesters as a somewhat enigmatic “mob” and “rioters” (also a loaded word), in terms of their fuzzy goals, he’s nonetheless on firmer ground when he argues the protesters are also evidently being used by the Democrats and their legion of shills to attack Trump.