Is there really an epidemic of lethal police violence directed at the black community by racist cops and racist policies? Or are we being manipulated by media broadcasts of only extreme right or extreme left viewpoints. Try to keep your confirmation bias in the cupboard if you take the time to consider Sam Harris' arguments.
After 2 decades of being intimately in with police brutality, I can promise you: it's real, it's systemic, it's pervasive and it's UGLY.
All the "arugments" from someone NOT intimately involved are NOT arguments, they're just opinion. And not necessarily an "educated" opinion.
Before I watch the clip, I'll automatically, reflexively, say it's fiction.
One truth is, I think, because of dislocations and imperfections in society as a whole, there are pockets of extreme violence and crime, usually or always in inner cities which are predominately black and Latino. This is not prejudice and/or racism; it is fact, in my opinion.
Cops know this, of course, and also know their lives are in immediate danger in such locations, so are in a state of heightened alert, bordering on paranoia. And sure enough, these areas, described as "war zones" by many, are often the scenes of life-threatening situations featuring guns, including automatic weapons, which require police to make split-second decisions. It's not surprising they sometimes make mistakes. To call these mistakes "racist" is often fallacious.
It is real, I am White and have been on the receiving end from these COSTUMED FUCKING THUGS . Also I live in Wilmington, NC and we had Three Cops fired last week who all had more than 25 Years on the force for an Hour Long Rant on camera and on the radio how they could wait to start KILLING N*****S . Like I have said for 25 Years, THE ENTIRE ORCHARD IS BAD .