The reason Police Accountability is beginning to get real in some municipalities is the cost. Police beatings, shooting, mistreatment of citizens is costing big bucks as a result of lawsuits. Chicago’s tab was over $100 million last year. That’s $100 million taxpayer dollars which didn’t go to improving schools, fixing roads, or improving Government services.
With so many of these cases appearing on video, providing irrefutable evidence of misbehavior by that minority of bad Cops – its no longer possible to deflect the issue by blaming the Lawyers…Or the victims.
Now unless you are a dumb as shit, racist Trumpazoid – you should be able to realize three things –
- Either your taxes are going up, or you will get less for the tax money you do pay. If you want to reduce taxes, the best way is to cut unnecessary spending. A lot of Cops do their jobs – and do them well, without beating up handcuffed suspects, shooting the unarmed, and harassing the citizenry.
- It’s not only Black Folks and Minorities. White folks get killed too, even though Minorities stand a chance of being on the receiving end of bad policing at several times that of white citizens. The beat-down you save may be your own.
- It is making it a hell of a lot harder for good cops to do their jobs. After hitting historical lows in the numbers of Cops killed or injured on the job, being unaccountable may well reverse that trend as citizens see no alternative to violence.
And for the “All Lives Matter/Blue Lives Matter” Bozos…It’s the MONEY, STUPID!