Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Film Noir


BW said...

Tell that to our pal Shirley M.

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

Parents of all colors HAVE taught their children to let the police do their job, and time and time again certain groups have found that they are
treated differently, which has prompted fear and loathing of law enforcement. With all due respect, I'd argue that your response simplified
the situation excessively, not the cartoon.

Mike said...

The cartoon is funny is some ways as a comment on this particular case. And of course it simplifies the issues, that's what cartoons do. So do some commenters. Until we start seeing the complexity of the relationships between the police and the policed, we will never begin to solve the problems. My retort is that I work in a law enforcement environment, and I can tell you that there are plenty of 14 year old girls of all colors out there who can do plenty of damage with little more than a set of sharp finger nails and some hi-heel shoes. Still the bottom line in this case is that the police officer should not have used his pistol as a means of crowd control. It's for self defense. Regardless of how many kids were there and whether they had permission to be there, and whether they were following his commands, the gun should have stayed in its holster.