Posts tagged Police
Posts tagged Police
According to The Boston Globe, “an explosive trigger was found on Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body at the morgue.”
Since the tragic bombing that took place in Boston on April 15, the Connecticut State Police has monitored all intelligence related to this investigation. Today, April 19, 2013, the Connecticut State Police received information from the Boston Investigation that a suspect vehicle could POSSIBLY be occupied by a wanted suspect. The vehicle is described by BOSTON AREA AUTHORITIES; the SUSPECT MAY BE OPERATING A: GRAY, HONDA, CRV Connecticut Troopers are posted strategically in our State and continue to communicate with Massachusetts authorities. THIS CASE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION. ###END### LT. J. Paul Vance UPDATE: BOSTON POLICE HAVE REPORTEDLY RECOVERED THE VEHICLE ABANDONED, 10:29 AM EDT
This genuinely worries me — other schools who’ve experienced mass shootings had armed police or guards, and that did not stop a shooter. What about the Foot Hood shooting on a military base? This article is posing a very valid question about a concept I see many supporting, even those “gun-grabbing lefties” folks vilify.
Are more police the answer? To me, no — not when children are handcuffed for what used to be solved through a different kind of detention. Plus, I feel like schools should resemble a prison only if the school is in an actual prison. Read this article and decide for yourself.
White privilege is when I get pulled over by the cop while blaring Killer Mike, he loses the swagger with which he walked up to the car and says, laughing, “You’re not who I was expecting.”
White privilege is when he tells me he’s running my license as a formality and not that he’s checking for wants and warrants — he didn’t even ask if I have any.
White privilege is him assuming I’m a college student and not just up to no good, even though I was in a rich neighborhood.
White privilege is when I get respect and a warning, instead of disrespect and handcuffs.
This feature from CNN is one of the first I’ve seen quote Christopher Dorner’s manifesto for more than a few words, and at least touch on institutionalized racism and systemic crises within the LAPD.
Good to know.