February 4, 2021
"Legislators Miss the Mark with Police Reform"
In response to the massive protests against police brutality and cops murdering BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), the Oregon State House of Representatives, along with many other jurisdictions, has proposed more than half a dozen bills intended to address the egregiously violent behavior by so-called "peace" officers.
The biggest problem with these types of legislation and/or policies is that they're built on the false premises that law enforcement officers obey the law and that if they just get more training their innate brutality and already criminal behavior will end. But police officers only enforce laws. They do not obey them.
Police reform requires starting over from the ground up. Anything less is just an adhesive bandage on a gaping, hemorrhaging, pus-filled wound. I explain why "Legislators Miss the Mark with Police Reform"
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