I'm feeling positively ill—and at a loss for words because words aren't sufficient to express the feelings—about the recent extra-judicial killings of black folks by rogue cops and the Minneapolis PD's response to the peaceful protest after four cops killed George Floyd. Not only did those four cops deprive a man of his most basic civil rights without charge, let alone without trial, but also the entire department decided to compound the problem by using flash-bangs, tear gas, and rubber bullets to deprive thousands of their First Amendment rights.
As my grandmother liked to say, enough is enough, and too much is plenty. Just based on the last ten years of documented police misconduct, setting aside the previous 200 years, I think we can declare that police are a hazard to public health. Some Tweets I've seen are calling for immediate abolition of police; I wouldn't go that far yet: How about a moratorium on police activity though, until we can completely reform the very institution of policing.
Fortunately, when I run out of useful things to say, I can fall back on this press release from the GPUS National Black Caucus, copied and pasted below in its entirety.
National Black Caucus of the Green Party of the United States
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