“I Want Them to be Afraid Every Time They See the Police”

It’s rare that you see that sort of statement from a police chief quoted in a newspaper. Not so much because it’s rare for police to feel that way, but more so because most of tscuba cat 6 I Want Them to be Afraid Every Time They See the Policehem know enough not to be that honest about how they feel. But not Homer, La. Police Chief Russell Mills, who believes that the key to lowering crime in a community lies in harassing and beating up every black person in that community, even if they didn’t do anything and especially if they are young and have friends:

“If I see three or four young black men walking down the street, I have to stop them and check their names,” said Mills, who is white. “I want them to be afraid every time they see the police that they might get arrested.”

Which is why it isn’t that surprising when two of his officers end up under investigation for shooting an unarmed man and then planting a weapon next to him to justify the shooting. All of which was preceded by them chasing after that man’s son, who equally unsurprisingly, was in no hurry to be questioned by them, in spite of the fact he wasn’t wanted for anything at the time.

(Originally posted on EYEAM4ANARCHY)

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