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To me, this is the most logical solution to the problem of police brutality. It's simply reminding cops they have an...
...alternative to killing. I know--shocker! I think our media and our instinct to fear makes us all prone to think drastic action is required for the slightest "threat" we perceive. For over a decade, our government has been going on and on about how "terrorism is a threat" as if there was any doubt. Since there is no doubt terrorism is a threat, them repeating it over and over, only makes it sound like a much bigger threat than it really is. Then, there is the issue of specifics. What is terrorism a threat to? America's existence? Or just a proportionately small number of American lives? How does it stack up next to cancer? Or heart disease? Or gun deaths?
Cops almost instinctively conflate this constant fear of terror into a constant fear of anyone with brown skin. Of course, there's this thing call rational thought that can check and balance instinct. I hope my comic strip can provoke cops (and people in general) to use that thing to avoid conflict and save lives.
Fingers crossed, anyway...
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