First, there are dozens if not many hundreds of police departments in every state, and every department is different. Therefore, it would be one thing to point to a specific, department-wide practice, and then argue that the particular department employing the practice is systemically racist. But even if you could make such a case without further evidence, it says absolute nothing about “the police,” i.e., the other 99.99 percent of police departments across the country.
Second, the individual police departments under fire right now are nearly always under the control of Democratic police chiefs, mayors, and governors—and in many cases these bureaucrats and politicians are themselves black—which makes this Democratic claim of systemic racism even more bizarre. If the police department in
for example, is systemically racist, then voters should not reelect the Democratic
“leadership” that is crying about systemic racism. Minneapolis
But all of this focus on systemic racism is detracting from a real problem. Regardless of your race, when it comes to your individual rights the police are systemically crooked. They are literally trained, often by national consultants and trainers, to lie, cheat, and bully their way to get what they want at your expense. When it comes to the laws that protect your rights, the cops are literally trained to be lawless. This is a true systemic problem (in which prosecutors and judges are complicit), and it affects all of us.