The K Chronicles by Keith Knight

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  1. agrestic

    agrestic said, 7 days ago

    Yes. Especially jail time. Fines of police departments don’t seem to work all that well, since they just always seem to end up coming out of cities’ general funds. Now, if you could hit the police budget itself somehow, that’d be something. Maybe take away an armored personnel carrier for each incident of brutality. Cops do seem to love their toys these days.

  2. DebbieLakehurst

    DebbieLakehurst said, 7 days ago

    The main thing that needs to happen, is that the police should stop assuming every black person they come across is guilty if something and dangerous.
    Also, cops and prison guards/wardens should be put in prison, if/when they’re found guilty of crimes.
    The police force seems to attract people with anger issues/racists/short-fused people. It’s like the Catholic Church attracts pedophiles. Both institutions have problems, yet refuse to acknowledge and/or correct the situations.
    Don’t forget, the cops are also getting away with the deaths and beatings of whites/Hispanics/handicapped/animals/women/etc. The problem is far bigger than Michael Brown.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 days ago

    We would need a prison just for criminal police, prison guards etc.

  4. 2old, but not really!

    2old, but not really! GoComics PRO Member said, 7 days ago

    Someone said to me, the kid was a gangster. But at that moment he was standing there, hands raised, saying Don’t shoot< he wasn’t doing anything wrong. You can’t justify killing someone based on their past behaviors! And that folks is called profiling. just because it walks like a duck, doesn’t mean its doing duck walks at that moment!

  5. agrestic

    agrestic said, 6 days ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    There’d be plenty of room if they’d just release all those folks serving sentences for marijuana possession.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 days ago

    @agrestic

    End the Drug War totally since it is a war against you and me. More so if you are Black.

  7. Hyphenman

    Hyphenman said, 6 days ago

    Keef,

    Have you considered an online version of your slideshows for those of us unable to travel?

    Awesome work as always.

    Cheers,

    Jeff

  8. steverino

    steverino said, 6 days ago

    Hey, you know how it is… all you have to do is cooperate: no back-talk, no dirty looks, no raising your voice. Of course, you don’t have to submit to an illegal search; but saying “no” is back-talk. Just lie face-down with someone kneeling on your head, and you’ll be okay… oh, wait…

  9. agrestic

    agrestic said, 5 days ago

    @steverino

    I believe laying face-down is known as “resisting arrest” in certain police circles. And getting blood on their uniforms from being beaten by them is classified as “destruction of government property,” at least in Ferguson.

  10. Jkiss

    Jkiss GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    Sorry Keith, but I can’t get behind you on this one. The kid just got done strong arm robbing and assaulting a clerk. He and his friend fought with the police officer. If he had his hands up in surrender, why are 4 of the shots in the front of his right arm instead of the back? If he did have his hands up to surrender and the cop shot him, I’d be behind you. The evidence has suggested otherwise.
    In agrestic’s comment regarding Ferguson, none of the people arrested for looting and throwing maltav (sp) cocktails at the police, actually lived in Ferguson. The citizens of the city, just want to be heard and get some answers. The saddest part of that portion of the mess is that it has destroyed the economy of the area. No one has looting insurance. Most of those shops were mom and pop places that won’t be able to make a comeback. The cops stood there and did nothing for a week allowing the situation to plummet further out of control. As someone who lived in Ferguson back in the day, I’m saddened and sickened by this whole mess. As a Missourian, I’m ashamed of how the situation was handled.

  11. agrestic

    agrestic said, 4 days ago

    @Jkiss

    Mike Brown’s shoplifting was completely unrelated to his being shot; even the Ferguson police have had to admit that. And last I checked, stealing cigarillos and shoving a clerk aren’t capital offenses, even when done together. Keith here is speaking to a long and ignominious pattern of young men being shot and killed by police (or would-be police). I suspect you’re not a black man, or you might be more apt to recognize that pattern and the very existential threat it poses. It is a real matter of life and death for black men in the US, but the instinct of too much of society in this country is to immediately start grasping for anything they can to smear the dark-skinned man lying dead on the street, even if they claim to be doing so in the name of “fairness.”

  12. Jkiss

    Jkiss GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    agrestic
    No I am not a young black man. I do however, agree with Keith about his wish to never have to write one of these comics again. I’m not blind or stupid. I know very well that too many young black men die at the hands of police. I will never dispute that fact. I’m just not so very sure that this is one of those incidents. Most unwarranted shootings or murders if you prefer, do not involve suspects fighting with the police. My statement of Mr. Brown’s prior actions did not reflect what the cop was thinking at the time. He didn’t know about the robbery, but Mr. Brown and his friend did. That puts things into a different perspective. If they had just listened and gotten out of the street, Mr. Brown may have had the opportunity to get to college, receive an education and stop his repeated aggressive behaviors. I’m sorry that the situation turned out like it did. The reality is that when you put a cop Ina situation where he is outnumbered and scared, they will react. Was it warranted? We don’t know because all the facts still are not in.

  13. Rick Pikul

    Rick Pikul said, 3 days ago

    Almost every time one of these stories comes up, I think the same thing: THIS IS WHY THE SIU EXISTS!

    Here in Ontario, there is a civilian agency, (the Special Investigations Unit), that investigates every case of serious injury or death involving the police. It isn’t perfect, but it’s a damn sight better than having the cops investigate themselves.

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