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Ted Rall for July 12, 2016
If equal justice were really a thing: A black guy accused of shooting a white cop would ask his own friends if he should be punished. (Man 1: What do you say, "internal affairs"?) (Man 2: Looks justified!) Black friends of his friends would decide if he should be indicted. Jurors would believe the black guy's story-not the white cop. (Two Women: Blah blah blah). When white cope protest, black guys would police their marches, which other black guys on TV would marginalize. (Man: Thank God the heroic black guys are there to protect the #whitecopsmatter marchers. Just stay peaceful white cops!)
The police are who society has given the authority to keep the peace. If society wishes to turn this job over to Black Lives Matter and disband the police, I suppose it theoretically could do so. But then, BLM would become the police. This is circular. Society must have peace or it’s anarchy and we’re back to castles and walls.