Don't Call the Cops If You're Autistic, Deaf, Mentally Ill, Disabled or Old
Whitehead, John W.http://dissidentvoice.org/2017/10/dont-call-the-cops-if-youre-autistic-deaf-mentally-ill-disabled-or-old/
Publisher: Dissident Voice
Date Written: 24/10/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21483
When people entering the police service are trained to be military warriors instead of peace officers, tense situations involving some of our society's more vulnerable people will more likely end violently.
Excerpt: Life in the American police state is an endless series of don'ts delivered at the end of a loaded gun: don't talk back to police officers, don't even think about defending yourself against a SWAT team raid (of which there are 80,000 every year), don't run when a cop is nearby lest you be mistaken for a fleeing criminal, don't carry a cane lest it be mistaken for a gun, don't expect privacy in public, don't let your kids walk to the playground alone, don't engage in nonviolent protest near where a government official might pass, don't try to grow vegetables in your front yard, don't play music for tips in a metro station, don't feed whales, and on and on.