it really doesn't matter what the cops are or are not allowed to do. the entire system is a direct descendant of the thugs employed by slavers to keep their property in line in whatever gruesome way tickled them that day.

after the american civil war, these thugs were ""reformed"", put in uniforms, and allowed to continue their terrorizing of free citizens.

what we are witnessing is not a parallel to the past, it is exactly the same as it ever was albeit highly sanitized, glamorized, and deified.


@glitter Amber Ruffin breaks down the direct connection between slavery and modern policing in the U.S. here:

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