Open thread Sept. 22, 2020 Dan Crawford | September 22, 2020 5:08 am Tags: open thread Comments (3) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
BLM should worry less about one person harmed by one police officer every week — and worry more about the hundreds killed by fellow poverty stricken citizens every year in every city (e.g., Chicago) and what to do about that: regularly scheduled union cert/recert/decert elections at every private (non gov) workplace.
If Daniel Prude had died at the hands of two Rochester ER nurses (there are a lot of male nurses these days) doing what they were (mis)trained to do, there would be no talk of a homicide charge. There would be much talk of suing the hospital for malpractice — malpractice: not homicide.
Cops are not doctors. We throw them into all kinds of random violence situations — where they are often up against the red line of killing someone unjustly. Cops lack the four years of medical school and the 20,000 hours of clinical experience (called residency) to carefully pick and chose– and, lately anyway, if they unknowingly go over the line, suddenly we seem to be judging them by what an MD would know.
Total, unthinking bs.