I remember when, as a White kid, at least, I used to think cops were the good guys. You could tell them by their uniforms, like the good cowboys wore white hats.
And I remember when I was doing fieldwork in a third-world nation, and you couldn’t tell the cops from the dictator’s military forces.
But take a look at these cops of the Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Police Department.
They don’t look like cops. And they don’t look like they’re anybody’s friends except their own.
But they sure as hell do look like an occupying force. And they look just like the right-wing militias they’re supposed to protect us from.
And I wonder, just who has the “shit hole” country now?