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  • iCarlyXCX

    To become a part of a system that holds us down and set a better example

    To see change sometimes you have to be the change

    To police their community, perhaps they grew up in an environment where criminals hurt their loved ones

    Grew up in a police family

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    My kids could be legit anything they wanna be I’d deadass disown em if they wanted to be a cop.

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    insertcoolnamehere

    My kids could be legit anything they wanna be I’d deadass disown em if they wanted to be a cop.

    Why tho? What if he genuinely wants to help people? Your son being a cop (assuming a good one) could be the difference between someone's life in the future being changed/ended forever off of a simple interaction because of a bad one

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    My mom's ex was a big time cop (currently retired and working with a school district as an instructor). Had a nice house with a big pool, cool cars, been in the news papers for heroic acts, and other things.

    I remember asking him about his reasons for joining a few years ago, and his answer was mainly centered around community management and protection, which he did put first.

  • TikTokNiga

    Black people are not a monolith

    Absolutely, no group is a monolith.

    However, certain sub-groups (normally by class division) can have somewhat universal and relatable experiences.

    I've pondered @OP 's question myself, as there has been parallel phenomenons of this with other historically oppressed groups in the country (and this has been observed in other countries with different ethnic minorities in the dynamic), why join the system that f***s with you?

    It all comes down to the perspective of the individual, you can come out of a similar experience but have different viewpoints.

    To boil it down to a quick answer, basically it's through the viewpoint of structural critique vs individual critique (basically social progressivism vs. social conservatism)

    A progressive viewpoint would be the average "socially progressive liberal"/leftist stance, critiquing a structural issue that puts in the material conditions and causes for the individual to engage in certain anti-social actions.

    A socially conservative viewpoint would be to critique the individual's actions and culture that they were raised in, in the perspective of a "vaccum" (isolate them from external factors)

    The latter response is something you see somewhat commonly from minorities becoming police officers. They grow up in the lower-class of society and they see a lot of poverty and destruction. Some are even molded in it themselves. They see that something is deeply wrong, however they see it in a myopic view in that it's purely the fault of "ghetto culture", as an isolated phenomenon, and that they want to better their community through the system and "set an example for the youth".

    I find it extremely sad because while somewhat noble in intention, it ends up perpetuating a f***ed-up oppressive cycle that keeps people entrenched in poverty that sinks people back in like quicksand from getting out, because they keep that overarching system going.

  • Most people do it because they want to help their community or have a job that serves a purpose. I know this site is ACABtothe but not everyone is on that stuff

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    • money
    • they think they cant cause a positive change in the community

    can*

  • I’m white but I’d guess a good amount want to try to fix the system, even if it’s just a drop in the bucket

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    One more black cop is one less white cop

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    JJThaJuiceman

    What causes a black man to join the military?

    One of my black homies joined the Air force and became a mechanic and packed parachutes all day haha. He tried to get a job as a cop when he got out, I think he works at a gun store now though

  • Nov 25

    This is an interesting thread to read as a black person who would consider being a cop as an alternative career choice

  • BIGGWAVE

    we need more black cops
    f*** wrong with op

    Most black cops are coons tho

  • my uncle was a cop and idk what's wrong with him... he's not a coon as far as i know

  • Some wanna take down the system from inside/set an example of how to do s*** right. F*** 12 tho

  • It real easy for someone to buy into the whole “My job is important for the community” mentality and being a cop is one very in brand of that. “ I protect my community and keep things stable so we can all do everything we want” is something i remember from career day at school lmao

  • letraset

    One more black cop is one less white cop

    but also one more bootlicker thats gonna bend to the will of the system when times are rough

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    @op what is the minimum threshold of melanin? i may qualify

    also u wild for that part of the title too

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    iCarlyXCX

    Why tho? What if he genuinely wants to help people? Your son being a cop (assuming a good one) could be the difference between someone's life in the future being changed/ended forever off of a simple interaction because of a bad one

    Nah.

    And in respect of your family ima refrain of discussing this any further with you after this. The experiences that I’ve had with cops, my mom and pops have had with cops (that I witnessed) from all colors of the rainbow, lead me to a non-negotiable position that aint no such thing as a good cop.

    Anyone believing in “changing it from the inside” in 2021 is either lying or are more gullible than 18 year olds that still believe in the tooth fairy. Because if cops could change s*** from the inside, they would’ve done it by now. Your folks included.

    I’d teach my kids to respect em the same way slaves was taught to respect the overseer. But it’s f*** 12, I ain’t raising no cops.

    P.S. I thought Spike Lee was corny for Blackkklansmen and finding out NYPD helped fund it wasn’t surprising one bit.

  • JJThaJuiceman

    What causes a black man to join the military?

    As a nigga in the military, job security, money after service, and the free college + healthcare. It all depends on the job though cause I would not have joined as a mechanic/maintenance. Also covid had me worried about the job market as a worker with no prior experience other than food service.

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    most of em just as bad

    all pigs know how 2 oink

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    But I see no foul in a nigga wanting to be a cop if they wanna see it as them bettering the community. Seem foolish to me as a whole but if it makes people around me feel safer with a nigga strolling through the neighborhood than a white man then I can’t say much.

  • mostly because they have family who are. or the military brainwashes them into it.

  • frenchpress

    @op what is the minimum threshold of melanin? i may qualify

    also u wild for that part of the title too

    Honestly i put that so the alt right KKKTT ass niggas dont flood the thread anyone is welcome to comment i just mainly wanted to hear from POC

  • Training Day

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    I have two cousins who are cops in a different state.

    The common denominator is they’re both married to republican white women and have a kid who’s name rhymes with Caiden

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