Literally sick to my stomach. Reading about cops opening fire on people with butter knives, wallets, sticks, spraycans, candy, what have you.
Cops must be the most terrified motherfuckers on earth to react the way they do to people of color with blunt, soft, semi blunt, hard, non weaponry objects. That’s how much they fear our very existence.
If your job is actually to protect and serve people(which…it isnt..but lets say it is) then I don’t care if you get shot or stabbed in the process. Fatally wounding civilians is the very last tactic you have in your pocket, not the first. You have extensive combat/ tactical training and your life is threatened by a an unarmed man? a pregnant woman? a teenage girl? a baby? a young boy? an unarmed senior citizen? a mentally disturbed quadriplegic?