5. "In the '60s, LAPD would do that all the time." In response to Reply # 2
After the Watts Riots, when people would complain about police brutality, cops would not respond to calls for days at a time, especially on the weekend. They were even bold enough to admit that they were doing it on purpose.
__________________ Laces out like the bookings, just the way that Run did it
> >It could backfire tho, if people get fed-up and start purging >the scumbags.
or if grassroots community activism, poverty prevention programs, free preschool, community feeding...i.e. Black radical shit goes down locally, then there are less "scumbags" roaming the streets
if everyone has what they need and/or has access to it, it lessens folks feeling like they need to take shit or harm others. More resources should go toward that and less will be needed for police
the community transformation has to be able to start somewhere and it will take years to fix, but its worth it down the line...people oftentimes don't have the patience or courage to try something different.
8. "That shit is all pie in the sky, criminals will still be criminals, that..." In response to Reply # 6
all they know. So words typed on a message board or some food drives in the hood won’t change that. The Panthers tried it in the 60’s in certain areas until the government infiltrated and the results were mixed at best up until then.
Crime in 2020 is at a completely different level, the criminals are at a different level, their weapons are at a different level, the money and the people involved are at a different level.
You’re not going to fight that with “community activism”. Big money has to be invested. Neighborhoods have to be completely changed. Certain folks have to be forced OUT. All gentrification isn’t bad.