Some Baltimore bigots have been fired, which is a good thing, but I want to address a different part:
Baltimore police have fired some officers in the wake of a scathing review by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Kevin Davis, the city’s police commissioner, said Wednesday that the department has already fired officers who committed the most egregious violations outlined in the federal report, the Associated Press reported.
The report found that Baltimore police officers routinely target and discriminate against black people, use excessive force and are not adequately disciplined for misconduct.
The Justice Department is seeking a court order to force the police department to commit to improving its procedures to avoid a lawsuit.
There, that last sentence. Why does the justice department need a court order and the threat of a lawsuit to get one cop shop to do the right thing? If this does not highlight how utterly rotten the police system is, I don’t know what will get through to people, to make them wake the fuck up. Considering the current state of police – citizen relationship right now, I’d think they would be eager to clean house without being threatened, if for no other reason, for appearance’s sake. Naturally, there was the all too expected mealy-mouthed cop response:
Davis said the department was committed to making meaningful changes, but he said those could take some time.
Right. Go fuck yourself, Davis, and after that, clean house.
Via Raw Story.