The tumblr population is truly remarkable when it comes to police in this country. Does the US have a major police brutality problem? Yes. Is it often primarily happening against minorities, especially blacks? Yes (even if I think it is primarily socioeconomic).
But, tumblr doesn’t even bother to look at the facts or look at context when it comes to police brutality. It doesn’t matter AT ALL to tumblr people what people do to police, as long as the police show some level of violence, it is all the police’s fault and we should start a revolution and it is genocide, etc, etc..
Yes, there are unprovoked police attacks in the US. It is happening more and more and is quite frankly a very serious problem that anyone should have to fear the police. No one can deny that. But, plenty of you seriously believe that because of other police brutality cases that it is okay to assault/attack police and disregard all rule of law, and that it is somehow the police’s fault when they stun/taser/shoot you.
It just angers me to see such wild and dangerous ignorance being passed around with thousands of notes on this site and somehow criticizing it means that a person is fine with police brutality and is ignorant themselves. No, I just don’t jump to the conclusion that every single incident involving a police officer is the fault of the police and that a person should be allowed to do whatever they want to the police and not expect to be punished for it.
tl;dr Y’all need to get a grip on yourselves and stop making everyone else ignorant on this website by passing around these ‘viral’ posts with no context. We can work towards ending police brutality and improving this country’s fight against violence without being fucking dumb enough to start proclaiming starting an armchair revolution and accusing a police force of thousands of people of genocide. I’m out.