And this is how violence in the ghetto starts. Person A harasses Person B for some perceived offense that may or may not be real. Person B tries to get law enforcement to do something about Person A but law enforcement refuses. Then finally, at his wits’ end, Person B loses control and does something to Person A. And the cops blame it on the neighborhood, or the drugs, or poverty when the reality is they refuse to step in until the situation has erupted into violence, and someone’s hurt or dead.
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Lately, I’ve been making an attempt not to talk to our cabbies as we ride from one place to the other. This is made easier by the fact that the cab companies are hiring older men who can’t hear, so the CB’s turned up all the way, and we’re deafened by static the entire ride. [...]
When I saw the accompanying picture, I laughed out loud. Someone’s running around my home town putting up colorful knitted pieces everywhere. That is just the coolest thing. If I knew how to knit, I’d be doing it here.
Kudos to Chief A. C. Roper and Mayor Larry Langford for firing these men. It’s nice to know a city and police department is willing to stand up and say, “This is unacceptable from men and women sworn to protect and serve.”