This is a very important piece. Please read it and share it. It’s by a 10-year veteran of some city in California, who calls himself a bastard.
The article contains three lessons for us all. What are they?
Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop
Officer A. CabFollowJun 6·22min read
I was a police officer for nearly ten years and I was a bastard. We all were.
This essay has been kicking around in my head for years now and I’ve never felt confident enough to write it. It’s a time in my life I’m ashamed of. It’s a time that I hurt people and, through inaction, allowed others to be hurt. It’s a time that I acted as a violent agent of capitalism and white supremacy. Under the guise of public safety, I personally ruined people’s lives but in so doing, made the public no safer… so…
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