No Room for Racism on the Force

By Tiffany Rodgers

Why is a group of black folks deemed dangerous? When a group of white torch carrying folks are not? Why does a black crowd need full gear riot police? Yet white neo Nazis are allowed to do whatever they desire?

It is repulsive the way our nation just so easily picked up the racist card, denying all advances that had been made. Trump is the key to this puzzle. He made being racist an exceptable characteristic trait.

What would make a cop want to take off his name tag? Does an officer do that so they aren’t held accountable for their actions? In a perfect world, they would not be ashamed of their actions, and would proudly display their names. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world (cue in the white supremacist in chief.)

The way the woman in red gets treated was absolutely disgusting. This is a perfect example of a weaponized police force instigating a peaceful protest to not be such. Those that shoved her and walked over her should be held accountable. Yet, what do they do at the end of this clip? They put this woman in cuffs. What was her crime? Oh, they will surely come up with something. Thusly, allowing some (not all) cops to continue their vigilante justice.

Police officers are supposed to serve and protect. They must be held accountable for their actions. There is no room for racism on the force. They are not just protecting white people. They are to serve and protect ALL people. St. Louis, we are looking to you to set the bar higher.

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