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[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Being black does increase the odds 2.5x, but this is 1/20th of the additional 50x risk that being American has.

Yes, thanks for doing the math. Pulitzer right here (or your acceptable equivalent of a Pulitzer).

The only solution type thing I'm aware of is citizen oversight boards that I think cities have to vote in. I'm not sure of their effectiveness.

I think a couple of cities have fired/disbanded their police force. Maybe a rebel city can do this and allow militia style keeping of the peace instead. Or fire everyone and re-form the police with radically different policies and transparency. This "us vs. them" mentality is everywhere though, generational, and is in health care and other public servant professions as well, probably fire fighting.

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What I am scared of is that they'll federalize all local police to combat corruption, and end up becoming more corrupt as a result. Same thing Mexico did a couple years ago.