Remember a time when people would say ‘don’t believe everything you see on the TV / read in the papers’
Where has that thought process been over the last 2 years?
Having seen police attack peaceful protesters to simply get the photos for the msm – I am still in shock.
Then the story makes the headlines and people victim blame – shaming those who then attempt to defend themselves while giving the police a pat on the back for what a difficult job they have.
This has made me realise that a snapshot is just that – 1 second in history with no context which can be manipulated to sway an unquestioning public.
I always believed the police were there to protect us – having witnessed several events to the contrary I now know not all police are made equal.
If me and one of these officers met in a cafe we would likely be able sit down and discuss our views.
However like a real life Stanford prison experiment the police have certain accessories that enable almost thuggish behaviour (I have seen this behaviour in a number of officers and this is not hear say as difficult as it may be to believe if you have not witnessed it yourself).
“One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”
Martin Luther King Jr
People over policies.